Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945

Menu

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

4th December 1943

WWII Timeline




Events On This Day

Second Cairo conference (SEXTANT) opens and lasts until 6 December 1943. President Roosevelt, Mr Churchill, and Inonu attend. Mr Churchill discusses possibility of Turkey entering the war. Plan for amphibious assault in Bay of Bengal is cancelled. A tentative timetable is set up for Pacific offensive. Unified Command is established in the Mediterranean effective 10 December 1943.

Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force directive establishes Operation CROSSBOW for IX Bomber Command and provides a list of targets to be attacked immediately. IX A Support Command, constituted on 29 November 1943, is assigned to Ninth Air Force, activated, and stationed at Aldermaston Court in England with Colonel Clarence E Crumrine as Commanding Officer. 203 B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched to attack Chievres and Lille, Vendeville airfields must abort mission due to bad weather.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds Twelfth Air Force elements of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF).

Fifteenth Air Force. All missions are cancelled by bad weather.

Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers mine Rangoon River while 12 others mine the Sal Nveen River at Moulmein during 4-5 December 1943.

Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters bomb Changte, which was taken by the Japanese earlier in the day. 11 more B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 24 P-40 fighters follow with 2 more attacks on Changte. Other P-40 fighters drop ammunition to Chinese troops on Tehshan Mountains.

Fifth Air Force. Nearly 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers hit Cape Gloucester airfield and attack shore targets from Rottock Bay to Rein Bay. 12 A-20 Havoc light bombers hit villages and supply dumps in Finschhafen area. 30 P-40 fighters sink an oil laden lugger and 2 barges off Bogia and bomb bridge near Bogadjim.

Thirteenth Air Force. XIII Fighter Command completes move from the New Hebrides to Guadalcanal. 21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Chabai. 17 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers follow with strike on same target.

Seventh Air Force. 34 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Ellice and Canton Islands bomb Mille. Over 20 others abort due to bad weather. 8 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Funafuti attack Nauru.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers return early from an armed sea search, due to weather.

Go To: 5th December
Articles:

Gallery



Leave a Comment

Name:


Email:


Comments:

CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh

Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
News
WWII News articles from around the world
WWII News

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting