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6th December 1943

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 and A-36 Apache dive bomber fighter-bombers bomb bridges at Ceprano and West of Mignano. Weather cancels other operations.

Fifteenth Air Force. 45 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Eleusis airfield while 56 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Kalamaki airfield. Other B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers return to base with bombs because of heavy overcast. The heavy bombers and escorting P-38 Lightning fighters claim several enemy fighters shot down. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers is destroyed by flak.

Fourteenth Air Force. Changte is pounded throughout the day by more than 30 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and numerous fighters. Other fighters strafe targets in railway yard at Hsipaw and damage train at Hopong.

Fifth Air Force. Nearly 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Cape Gloucester and Borgen Bay areas. P-40 fighters strafe Cape Hoskins. A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack villages and supply dumps around Finschhafen.

Thirteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Monoitu Mission area, and 24 others, with fighters support, pound Tarlena village. P-40 fighters carry out strafing strike in Arawa Bay area near Kieta. P-39 fighters strafe West coast of Buka. General fighters patrols strafe Chabai, Koromira, and Monoitu areas. Kieta supply area is bombed by a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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