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3rd October 1943

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Almost 200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb airfields of Woensdrecht, Haamstede, Schiphol, Beauvais and Tille. No aircraft are lost.

Twelfth Air Force. XII Bomber Command B-26 Marauder medium bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters bomb railroad, highway, and pontoon bridges, overpass, and road junction at Capua, Castel Volturno, Piana, Arce, Mignano, and Isernia. P-38 Lightning fighters also hit shipping between Corsica and Italy. XII Bomber Command fighter-bombers hit motor transport in battle area as United States Fifth Army troops take Benevento.

Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters damage a 250 ft vessel on the Yangtze River near Chiuchiang. 4 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Chiuchiang docks. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers damage a 100 ft coastal freighter off Tonkon Point.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue to hit barges along West coast of New Britain.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-39 fighters strafe several barges West of Choiseul.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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