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7th September 1943

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Over 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers strike industrial area and airfield at Brussels while smaller number of heavy bombers bomb targets (including NOBALL site) at Watten, and shipping off Texel Island. Marshalling yard at Saint-Pol, Siracourt is hit by over 80 medium bombers. Fighter escort is excellent. No aircraft are lost.

Ninth Air Force. Headquarters Army Air Force decides to transfer General Brereton, Commanding General, and his Headquarters staff from Africa to United Kingdom to reform Ninth Air Force in European Theatre of Operations (ETO) by absorbing VIII A Support Command.

Twelfth Air Force. XII Bomber Command B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb 2 satellite airfields at Foggia. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit road and rail bridges at Sapri and Trebisacce and roads at Lauria. P-40 fighters hit landing ground at Pabillonis and barges off Portoscuso. United States A-20 Havoc light bombers of Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) support British landing on 7-8 September 1943 near Pizzo in an unsuccessful attempt to cut off enemy retreat up West coast of Italian toe. Medium bombers and light bombers, in afternoon raids, bomb Crotone airfield and roadblock and gun batteries North of Catanzaro.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Gokteik Viaduct, causing minor damage.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Lae area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb and strafe nearby targets on road to Markham. P-38 Lightning fighters successfully turn back enemy bombing attack on Morobe. C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft begin flying Australian 7th Division to Nadzab. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Gasmata area.

Thirteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb barge depot and supply area East of Ringa Cove.

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