The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy night raid on Nuremberg.
North Africa. In North Tunisia Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps attack was held near Tamera, in the south French troops
In the Mediterranean. Allied bombers raided Palermo
Russian Front. Soviet troops captured Sychevka, North
of Vyasma, after extremely stubborn fighting with Wehrmacht ground forces.
Army Air Force. Committee of Operations Analysts, composed of military and
civilian members, submits to General Arnold a report attempting to set forth industrial
objectives, the destruction of which would weaken Germany most decisively in the
shortest time. This report, which lists German aircraft industry as first priority,
is basis for much of Combined Bomber Offensive (Plan).
Eighth Air Force.
54 heavy bombers hit Rennes marshalling yard while 13 strike marshalling yard
at Rouen. Bomb run over Rouen is considerably disrupted by well-executed attack
of fighters which down 2 bombers including lead aircraft. This action is preceded
by an earlier wave of Luftwaffe fighters which occupy the fighters escort while
the second wave attacks the bombers.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF).
Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack shipping between Tunisia and Sicily, claiming
destruction or heavy damage of several motor vessels. Other B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers hit shipping and marshalling yard at Sousse. P-38 Lightning fighters
escort the bomb missions. Fighters of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF)
fly several reconnaissance and patrol missions along Tunisian First Army (British)
battlefront while Western Desert Air Force (WDAF)P-40 fighters and Spitfires hit
rear of columns attacking Medenine from the West.
Tenth Air Force. 12
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike at Myitnge
bridge and antiaircraft positions. Results are poor. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Bassein docks. P-40 fighters hit military targets near Pebu and Wan-hat.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers,
operating individually, hit occupied areas in Southeast coastal region of North
West New Guinea and also strike at Saumlakki and Babo.
Force. Airfields at Munda and Vila are again hit by light B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers raids. Go To: 9th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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