The British Admiralty announced the loss of the submarine
HMS Turbulent which was declared overdue on 23
North Africa. United States Army (USA) troops occupied Mateur
South of Bizerta.
Russian Front. Soviet bombers made night attacks on Gomel,
Minsk and Briansk.
General Frank Maxwell Andrews, United States Army (USA) Commander
in Europe, killed in air accident over Iceland, during an
inspection tour, Lieutenant General Andrews was killed in
crash of B-24D-1-CO Liberator, 41-23728, of the 8th Air Force
out of RAF Bovingdon, England, on Mt. Fagradalsfjall on the
Reykjanes peninsula after an aborted attempt to land at the
Royal Air Force station at Kaldadarnes, Iceland. Andrews and
thirteen others died in the crash, only the tail gunner, Staff
Sergeant George A. Eisel of Columbus, Ohio, survived. Others
killed in the crash included Adna W. Leonard, presiding Methodist
bishop of North America, who was on a pastoral tour; Chaplains
Colonel Frank L. Miller (Washington, D.C.) and Major. Robert
H. Humphrey (Lynchburg, Va.), accompanying Bishop Leonard,
Brigadier General Charles M. Barth (hometown Walter, Minn.),
Andrews' chief of staff Colonel Morrow Krum (Lake Forest,
Ill.), press officer for the ETO, Lieutenant Colonel Fred
A. Chapman (Grove Hill, Ala.) and Major Theodore C. Totman
(Jamestown, N.Y.), senior aides to Andrews; pilot Captain
Robert H. Shannon (Washington, Iowa), of the 330th BS, 93rd
Bomber Group; Captain Joseph T. Johnson (Los Angeles), navigator
Captain James E. Gott (Berea, Ky.), Master Sergeant Lloyd
C. Wier (McRae, Ark.), Technical Sergeant Kenneth A. Jeffers
(Oriskany Falls, N.Y.); and Staff Sergeant Paul H. McQueen
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic
Air Force (NASAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb landing
ground near Protville and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
hit shipping at Bizerte. Northwest African Tactical Air Force
(NATAF) fighters fly numerous reconnaissance missions over
battle area as Mateur falls to United States 1st Armoured
Division. Other fighters escort Northwest African Strategic
Air Force (NASAF) bombers. Fighter-bombers bomb Massicault
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters fly fighter-bomber missions against bridge, buildings,
and docks in Northeast Tunisia.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers strafe airfields at Gasmata. A B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers strafes launches North of Lolobau
Island, claiming 1 boat sunk.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters join Navy dive bombers
and fighters in attacks on buildings and antiaircraft positions
in Rekata Bay area.
Eleventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
, 20 P-38 Lightning fighters, 27 P-40 fighters and 2 F-5A
reconnaissance aircraft participate in a weather reconnaissance
mission to Attu and in 9 attack missions to Kiska. Kiska targets
include Main Camp, North Head, radar, and runway.
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