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6th July 1943

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Events On This Day

In Australasia. The Japanese suffered considerable damage in naval battle in Kula Gulf (Solomons). It was announced that Americans captured Vangunu island.

In the Mediterranean. Palermo bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Wellingtons bombers.

Russian Front. 433 more Wehrmacht Panzer tanks and 217 Luftwaffe aircraft damaged or destroyed by Russians. The Wehrmacht ground forces made slight advances in Bielgorod area.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons hit Gerbini airfield and 2 satellites during 5-6 July 1943. During predawn hours and throughout the day, light bombers and medium bombers of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) bomb airfields at Biscari, Sciacca, Trapani, and Comiso. Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit again hit Gerbini airfield and 3 satellite fields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Biscari airfield. Northwest African Coastal Air Force (NACAF) maintains sea patrol and convoy protection.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike satellite airfields at Gerbini. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airfields at Biscari and Gerbini. P-40 fighters escort bombers, patrol, and carry out dive bombing operations in Sicily.

Fourteenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 8 P-40 fighters hit runway and revetment area at Pailochi airfield.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Penfoei airfield and hit Labu Lagoon area.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields at Kahili, on Ballale and on Buka Islands. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit beached destroyer at Bamberi.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 2 P-40 fighters on 3 weather reconnaissance missions report Kiska overcast, and take photos of Segula. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Main Camp. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers abort a radar run over Kiska when 1 has engine trouble and the others fail to locate Ventura Pathfinder. They sight a submarine which crash dives immediately.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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