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30th December 1943

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 658 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers, escorted by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters, attack oil plant at Ludwigshafen. 23 heavy bombers are lost on mission.

Ninth Air Force. About 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Saint-Omer airfield and V-weapon sites on French North coast. About 100 others abort missions because of bad weather.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Zara, hitting junction, railway station, repair shops, warehouse, and harbour. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Atina. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber support ground forces, hitting targets in Chieti, Miglianico area. Vessels are hit at Crkvice, railway sidings near Frosinone, gun positions near Arce and West of Minturno, and town areas of Sant' Elia Fiumerapido, Ferentino, and Atina are bombing.

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Rimini and Padua. 2 heavy bombers are lost on the Rimini mission. The heavy bombers and escorting P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters claim destruction of 9 fighters during air battles in Padua, Vicenza area, off coast East of Ravenna, and South of Aquila. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Borgo San Lorenzo M'Y and viaduct, marshalling yard at Viareggio, and road junction near Roccasecca.

Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Monywa, hitting railway facilities and the area in general.

Fourteenth Air Force. 8 Japanese fighters strafe Suichwan airfield while 12 others provide cover. 2 United States aeroplanes are destroyed on the ground. 8 P-40 fighters intercept the formation after the attack and shoot down 3 aircraft.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions in Cape Gloucester area as United States Marines completely secure airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Alexishafen and Madang areas, Sio, and targets along coast of Huon Peninsula. P-39 fighters strafe barges along Huon Peninsula. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe Madang area and huts between Sio and Vincke Point.

Thirteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 35 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kahili and bivouac and supply areas in the vicinity. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with 25 fighters covering, attack shipping at Ftabaul and also hit Tobera airfield. The escorts encounter aggressive fighters opposition and claim 12 shot down. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Korovo area.

Seventh Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, flying from Tarawa, bomb Kwajaleill. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa hit town of Jabor on Jaluit Atoll. A-24 Banshee dive bomber from Makin, escorted by 24 P-39 fighters, dive-bomb gun positions on Mille. Advance Headquarters, Seventh Air Force, is moved from Funafuti to Tarawa, where it remains until completion of main campaign in Gilbert and Marshall Islands.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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