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28th January 1943

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Soviet troops captured Kastornaya from the Wehrmacht that ground forces, on Voronezh-Kursk railway.

In Australasia. Attacks by Allied aircraft on Japanese airbases and shipping in Timor, New Britain, New Guinea and New Georgia.

Sir Winston Churchill conferred with Service chiefs in Cairo.

Twelfth Air Force. 60 heavy bombers and medium bombers in 3 waves (B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium bombers) attack harbour, shipping, and marshalling yards at Sfax. All missions are escorted by P-38 Lightning fighters. P-40 fighters of XII A Support Command attack infantry and artillery while supporting French and United States ground forces in Ousseltia Valley where Allies gain control of West exit and half of Kairouan Pass.

Fifth Air Force.

United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb area from Garrison Hill to Komiatum Track and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Wewak area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carryout individual attacks at Salamaua, on cargo vessel in Open Bay and nearby village in New Britain, and on transport off Amboina.

Thirteenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 12 P-39 fighters attack airfields at Vila on Kolombangara. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-40 fighters, along with Navy aircraft, hit shipping between Choiseul and Kolombangara, claiming hits on a tanker and a smaller vessel.

Seventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies photo reconnaissance over Nauru and Ocean Island.

Eleventh Air Force. Weather aeroplane encounters poor visibility over Kiska. 2 patrols fly over Amchitka. The second runs into poor weather and aborts. Attack on Kiska is cancelled due to weather.

R214 R-boat
Launched 28 January 1943

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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