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30th October 1943

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Cherbourg, Maupertus airfield.

Twelfth Air Force. XII Bomber Command B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Genoa marshalling yard and nearby Sampierdarena and Genoa Ansaldo steel works. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Savona and Varazze, Porto Maurizio, and Imperia marshalling yard. Weather reduces efforts of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) elements. Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Frosinone. Fighter-bombers, mainly of XII A Support Command, hit bridges, junctions, shipping, marshalling yard, gun positions, and vehicles at several locations, including Giulianova, Ancona, Ortona, Sessa Aurunca, Mignano, and Cassino.

Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters pound motor pool and barracks at Shayang. 9 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Chiuchiang dock area. 2 interceptors are shot down.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strafe barges in Rein Bay.

Thirteenth Air Force. Kara airfield is bombed by 16 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and shortly afterwards is hit by 90 Navy dive bombers escorted by Navy and Army Air Force fighters. Airstrip and other targets at Kieta are attacked by 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 12 P-39 fighters and Navy aircraft. Tonolai harbour area is hit by 8 P-40 fighters and 17 Navy planes.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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