The British Admiralty announced the loss of the trawler HMS Lord Hailsham which
was torpedoed and sunk by Kriegsmarine motor torpedo boats in Lyme Bay on 27
North Africa. In Mareth region Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps forces withdrew North of Medenine.
African Air Forces (NAAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit shipping between Tunisia and Sicily while B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers bomb convoy in Gulf of Tunis and shipping and marshalling yard at
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack Gokteik Viaduct, causing only minor damage.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers
attack Guadagasal area and barges offshore. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Toeal. Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack ship North West of Madang and
bomb Salamaua, Gasmata, and Cape Gloucester.
Thirteenth Air Force. Single
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit airfields at Vila and Kahili. 3 heavy bombers
bomb Munda airfield.
Eleventh Air Force. 343d Fighter Group moves to
Adak, and the first flight of medium bombers is brought up to Amchitka. This enables
stepped-up raids on Kiska. 8 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning
fighters bomb and strafe Chichagof Harbour area and Holtz Bay installations. A
fighters sweep, 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit North Head and Main Camp area. R40
Sunk 7 March 1943 Go To: 8th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
For a complete list of sources