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5th September 1943

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Over 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers raid 2 marshalling yards at Ghent. Bad weather causes recall of a mission intended to bomb Courtrai marshalling yard.

Twelfth Air Force. Over 130 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) XII Bomber Command B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Viterbo airfield and town of Civitavecchia. Over 200 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit landing grounds at Grazzanise. Other medium bombers and fighters hit Pula radar station and town of Pabillonis. Weather hampers operations of the fighters, medium bombers, and lighter bombers of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) (Twelfth Air Force and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft) and only a few targets (guns, roads, railroads, and troops) are attacked during missions over toe of Italy.

Ninth Air Force. General Strahm, Chiefs of Staff, assumes temporary command during absence of General Brereton. Colonel John C Kilborn assumes command of IX Bomber Command upon departure of General Ent from the theatre.

Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers pound marshalling yard Southeast of Lao Kay; 16 others hit barracks in the city.

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