Diary February 26, 1944

Shooting down of a DB-7 Havoc

Shooting down of a DB-7 Havoc over a beach in the Southwest Pacific, as the plane drops its bombs in emergency into the sea.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, February 26, 1944:

Air War

Pacific: 200 Allied planes attack Rabaul, destroying munition dumps.
Eastern Front: 600 Russian bombers (3 lost) raid Helsinki between 6 pm and 6 am, starting fires visible for 400 km.

Home Fronts

British Guiana: Source of river Orinoco discovered by crew of USAAF plane in mountainous gorge near Brazilian-Venezuelan border.

Occupied Territories

France: Resistance attack SOMUA armour-plate works at Lyons (over 30 plastic explosive charges fail to explode).

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