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9th March 1943

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy raid on Munich and surrounding areas.

In the Mediterranean. Allied fighters and bombers from Malta attacked railways in Sicily.

Russian Front. Soviet Headquarters announced evacuation of Krasnodar, Lozovaya, Pavlograd, Krasnoarmeisk, Kramatorskaya, Barvenkovo, Slavyansk and Lisichansk in the Donetz area.

In Australasia. Strong Japanese raid on Wau airfield, New Guinea.

United States of America. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bomber aircraft again raided Kiska, Aleutians.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Bad weather cancels Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) operations and restricts other commands to reconnaissance, patrol, and transport missions.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters hit town area and bridge at Mogaung. Many fires are started and the bridge is severely damaged.

Thirteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Munda, Kahili, and Ballale Island.

Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers , 12 P-38 Lightning fighters and 4 P-40 fighters attack Kiska. The P-40 fighters and 6 of the medium bombers return to base due to bad weather; the other bombers bomb Main Camp area, North Head and submarine base.

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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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