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2nd April 1943

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made night raid on Lorient and St. Nazaire.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) nine B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb airfields at La Fauconnerie.

Ninth Air Force. During 1-2 April 1943, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Liberators, under IX Bomber Command, bomb ferry terminal at Messina and airfield at Crotone. During the day, 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on special mission bomb ferry terminals at Messina and Villa San Giovanni. 24 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers sent to attack Palermo abort because of heavy clouds over target. 27 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers sent against Naples find the target totally obscured by clouds; 9 bomb the area through overcast and 3 bomb Augusta and Crotone. P-40 fighters fly 9 armed reconnaissance and 6 Fighter Command and escort missions.

Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Thazi railroad junction.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Kitchen Creek area and Labiabi-Duali area. Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Salamaua, Finschhafen, bridge at Rempi, and airfields at Gasmata and Cape Gloucester.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and P-40 fighters attack and set fire to a small cargo vessel in Kokolope Bay.

Eleventh Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kiska targets including North Head. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 16 P-38 Lightning fighters, and 24 P-40 fighters in 6 missions from Amchitka to Kiska, bomb Main Camp and submarine base areas. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb runway at Attu. All aircraft, including 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers colliding in the air, return safely.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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