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9th February 1943

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Byelgorod, North of Kharkov, was taken from the Wehrmacht ground forces by Soviet union shock troops.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Kairouan airfield. Fighters strafe antiaircraft and machine guns and trucks in Faid Pass, buildings near Mezzouna, trucks in Station de Sened area, and fly escort and reconnaissance missions.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb airfields on Crete.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kendari airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Malahang area.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-39 fighters pound airfield at Vila. Other P-38 Lightning fighters join Navy aircraft in attacking Munda airfield. Organised Japanese resistance ends on Guadalcanal.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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