Sinking of five U-boats in ten days by Coastal Command aircraft
Russian Front. Heavy fighting continued Northeast of Novorossisk
against Wehrmacht to ground forces.
United States of America. United States Navy Department. Announced
that Japanese organised resistance had ceased on Attu island.
Sharp Luftwaffe daylight raid on Southwest coast town by fighter-bombers.
General Charles de Gaulle arrived in Algiers for talks with
General Henri Giraud.
It was announced that French fleet at Alexandria had joined
the Allies. Vichy radio announced that the French squadron,
commanded by Admiral Godefroy, which was immobilised at Alexandria
since the 1940 armistice, has gone over to the French forces
fighting with the Allies. Berlin radio quoted a report from
Vichy stating that Laval's Government had announced that the
French Fleet at, Alexandria had given in to British and American
pressure and the crews had stated that they were joining the
Allies. Tile Exchange Telegraph stated that it is confirmed
officially that Lieut. General Godefroy's squadron has gone
over to the side of the Allies and the action was taken after
negotiations with General Giraud. The statement that the garrison
had been starved into submission was untrue. Routers naval
correspondent stated that the French fleet could not be considered
an accession to the Allied navies for the ships had been immobilised
for three years, but the psychological effect would be considerable.
It is believed that the machinery has been well looked after,
but It will be many months before they will be of battle service.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). During 29
May 1943, Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons
bomb Pantelleria. The following morning medium bombers and
fighters also hit the island. P-38 Lightning fighters bomb
Chilivani railway station and marshalling yard, hit port and
railroad at Aranci, and strafe targets in Sardinia. B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers bomb Pomigliano aircraft factory and
landing ground and Capodichino airfield and marshalling yard.
Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters hit
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit Foggia, airfield, damaging buildings
and hangars, and destroying several aircraft. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack concentrations on Northeast slope of
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb artillery positions South
of Ichang. 4 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe Tengchung and targets
along Burma Road and at Lamaing; 8 others on offensive sweep
strafe several targets in Ichang area; 11 others hit riverboats
at Shasi and trains Northeast of Yoyang.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Wewak, Boram, and Madang.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Kendari area.
Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters fly 4 reconnaissance missions to Kiska. 3 air
ground support missions to Attu by 7 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers and 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers drop no bombs
there and instead bomb Kiska installations. 2 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers and 12 P-38 Lightning fighters fly air cover
missions over Attu and patrol area. 3 F-5A reconnaissance
aircraft fly photo reconnaissance and 8 P-40 fighters attack
and strafe tents and troops and blast runway at Kiska.
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