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7th March 1943

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Events On This Day

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 February 1943.

North Africa. In Mareth region Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps forces withdrew North of Medenine.

Northwest 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 Sousse.

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 R-boat
Sunk 7 March 1943

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