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29th April 1943

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North Africa. The Afrika Corps counter-attacks in Medjez-el-Bab sector repulsed after bitter fighting.

President of the Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of the Interior, and Minister of Information, Pierre Laval received at Adolf Hitler's headquarters.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). During 28-29 April 1943, Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons bomb El Aouina airfield. On following morning, P-38 Lightning fighters hit shipping South of Marettimo 1. In afternoon B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb landing ground near Protville and P-40 fighters hit vessels along Northeast Tunisian coast. Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters, Light bombers, and medium bombers attack shipping in Gulf of Tunis, positions at Mateur and Derourhi, concentrations South West of Saint-Cyprien and Northeast of Ksar Tyr, and landing craft near Tunis.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack ground installations, in battle area. P-40 fighters escort bombers and fly bombing and strafing operations against vessels as far North as Zembra Island.

Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack shipping at Rangoon. 18 others bomb Myitnge engine sheds and the oft-attacked Myitnge bridge. 6 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe Tahona.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Koepang. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Halong while individual heavy bombers attack Finschhafen, Madang Gumbi, and in Singor area.

Thirteenth Air Force. Single United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Numa and Vila. 2 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Kahili. P-38 Lightning fighters, along with Navy and Marine aeroplanes, pound Gatere and Pelipelpi Bay. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Kieta while P-39 fighters join Navy aircraft in pounding bivouac area at Vila airfield.

M405 Minesweeper
Commissioned 29 April 1943

R36 R-boat
Sunk 29 April 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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