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30th March 1943

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Mosquitoes bombers bombed Philips radio factory at Eindhoven.

North Africa. Vanguard of the British Eighth Army in pursuit of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Afrika Corps, occupied Metouia and Oudref, North of Gabes in North Tunisia the First Army recaptured Sejenane.

Russian Front. Extremely hard fighting continued on northern Donetz where fresh Wehrmacht ground forces attacks were repelled.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Weather halts all Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) missions except fighters reconnaissance. Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters bomb area Northeast of Oued Zarga, attack tanks, trucks, and troops Southeast of Slourhia, at Djebel ben Kheir, at Djebel Chemsi, near El Ayacha and El Avoua, along El Guettar-Mahares road, and in El Agahea area. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb La Fauconnerie airfield, hit troops at Djebel Chemsi, and bomb tanks and troops at Djebel Berda which is being assaulted by United States 9th Division.

Ninth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers sent to bomb Messina ferry slip are unable to rendezvous because of bad weather. 1 heavy bomber bombs Crotone chemical factory, hitting centre of factory area, warehouses, and rail facilities. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Liberators sent against same target return without bombing. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit landing ground at Sfax, scoring direct hits on 4 aircraft. P-40 fighters fly escort missions. British ground forces make contact with enemy's new line along Oued el Akarit.

Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Maymyo railroad yards, scoring hits on machine shops, sheds, and tracks. 16 P-40 fighters hit targets at Npyentawng, Wuja, and Mohnyin.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters strafe 8 locomotives South West of Lashio, exploding 3 of them.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers pound shipping, harbour, and town area at Finschhafen. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Gasmata. Single aircraft attack several targets, mostly shipping and coastal areas, in Netherlands East Indies (NEI), Northeast New Guinea, and New Britain.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers continue snooper strikes on Vila and Kahili airfields.

Eleventh Air Force. 6 missions are dispatched against Kiska and Attu. From Adak, 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters are over Kiska at noon but cannot bomb due to weather. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 4 P-38 Lightning fighters, and 2 F-5A reconnaissance aircraft then bomb runway at Attu. Next, 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Main Camp; intense antiaircraft fire downs 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. From Amchitka, 4 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Little Kiska. Next, 4 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Kiska through overcast, followed by 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombing and strafing radar, radio installations, Main Camp, runway, and personnel.

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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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