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8th August 1943

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Mosquitos fighter bombers attacked the following Cologne Düsseldorf, no aircraft lost.

In Sicily. San Fratello and Sant Agata captured by Americans. Amphibious United States force landed east of Cape Orlando, capturing l,500 prisoners. It was also announced that the fall of Biancavilla to the British 8th Army.

Russian Front. In Bryansk sector Russians captured 130 places. Soviet forces made advances of 8 to l0 miles made in Kharkov direction against a Wehrmacht ground forces.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit highway and rail bridges at Angitola, while P-38 Lightning fighters strafe trains and other targets South West of the town. Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) light bombers and medium bombers pound Randazzo. Fighters hit road targets North of Etna, shipping in Straits of Messina and cover ground forces at Saint' Agata di Militello.

Ninth Air Force. Over 90 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Randazzo area. More than 130 P-40 fighters hit shipping at Messina and provide ground support in Northeast Sicily as United States and British forces push East and North, capturing Saint' Agata di Militello, Monte Camolato, and Bronte.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Larat, shipping at Semboh, and barges at Kokas.

Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters, P-39 fighters, and Navy F4U Corsair fighter as cover, bomb Vila and Buki harbour.

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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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