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5th June 1943

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Events On This Day

Mr. Winston Churchill arrived back in England from the United States of America and North Africa.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). During 4-5 June 1943, Wellingtons hit docks and town area of Pantelleria. The following day, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters extend the attack on the island, hitting mainly gun positions. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit harbour and shipping at La Spezia. B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Porto Ponte Romano while P-38 Lightning fighters hit airfields of Monserrato and Capoterra.

Ninth Air Force. During early morning, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) HRs, under IX Bomber Command control, attack Catania harbour.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters strafe troop columns near Peiyang and hit barge and boat North West of Yoyang.

Eleventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and 6 P-40 fighters fly weather reconnaissance and radar-bombing missions over Kiska, being handicapped by poor weather and mechanical trouble.

Z34 Destroyer
Commissioned 5 June 1943

R301 R-boat
Launched 5 June 1943

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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