5 November 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 121: 374 aircraft sent to attack marshalling yard and oil plants at Gelsenkirchen, 118 to attack the marshalling yard at Munster, supported by 11 pathfinders. 10 aircraft lost.

War at Sea

German submarine U-408 sunk with all hands north of Iceland

German submarines U-848 sunk with all hands off Ascension Island

Pacific

American aircraft damage five Japanese cruisers and two destroyers at Rabaul, reducing the Japanese naval threat to the landings on Bougainville.

Italy

The Vatican is bombed


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 5 November 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_11_05.html
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