31 December 1943

December 1943

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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 171: 125 aircraft sent to attack Ivry and Bois de Colombes (Paris), 236 to attack air depots at Marignac and Chateaubernard, 57 to attack a blockade runner, 94 to attack an air depot at St Jean d'Angely and 60 to attack air depots at La Rochelle, Cognac/ Chateaubernard and Landes de Bussac. 25 aircraft are lost.

No. 109 Squadron (RAF) leads the first raid to use the Oboe navigation system, an attack on Dusseldorf.

Eastern Front

Soviet troops occupy Zhitomir

Great Britain

Ten civilians killed in December. Civilian casualties for October-December are 247 killed and 561 wounded


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 31 December 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_12_31.html
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