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2nd February 1944

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Events On This Day

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with Spitfire escort, bomb radar station at Durazzo.

Stalin agrees to provide 6 bases for United States aircraft in USSR. Soviet Army crosses into Estonia, and in Ukraine attacks along a 60 mile front.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Sorong and Alexishafen. Nearly 50 A-20 Havoc light bombers pound installations in Madang area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit New Britain coastal targets from Cape Gauffre to Rein Bay. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack shipping off Tingwon Islands and off Southeast coast of New Britain.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-24 Banshee dive bomber and P-40 fighters from Makin bomb Mille runways and gun positions and along with P-39 fighters escort strafe Northeast tip of the island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa bomb Rongelap Island.

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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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