19 February 1944

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War at Sea

German submarines U-264 and U-386 sunk in the North Atlantic

Italy

A German offensive at Anzio is halted by Allied airpower

Pacific

US troops land on Eniwetok Island

War in the Air

RAF Bomber Command lose seventy nine aircraft during a raid on Leipzig.

Target Leipzig, The RAF's disastrous raid of 19/20 February 1944, Alan Cooper. A detailed account of one of the most costly Bomber Command raids of the Second World War, in which seventy nine Halifax and Lancaster heavy bombers were lost and 420 crewmen killed. At its best when Cooper takes us into the air with the bomber crews who took part in the disastrous attack of Leipzig. [read full review]

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 19 February 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_02_19.html
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