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7th October 1943

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. First of a series of Eighth Air Force night missions to drop propaganda leaflets is flown over Europe.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather cancels many operations. Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) medium bombers and light bombers strike roads, railway, junction, and town areas in Capua and Guglionesi regions. Desert Air Force (DAF) fighter-bombers hit trucks in Termoli Vasto areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack 2,500 ton freighter 100 miles South of Amoy, scoring 3 direct hits. Vessel is left burning and listing. 9 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 22 fighters hit cement plant at Haiphong, causing heavy damage to the kiln building.

Fifth Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on patrol bombs Umboi Island, scoring damaging hits on several buildings.

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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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