Diary March 10, 1943

General Arnold (left), chief of USAAF, talks with General Chennault

General Arnold (left), chief of USAAF, talks with General Chennault in front of Curtiss P-40 fighters of the formerly ‘Flying Tigers’.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, March 10, 1943:

Air War

China: 14th AF formed under Major-General Claire Chennault and incorporating his ‘China Air Task Force’, formerly known as ‘Flying Tigers’.

Sea War

Atlantic: Blockade runner Karin scuttled when US Navy intercept.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Laurence Binyon, poet (‘To the Fallen’); aged 73.
USA: House of Representatives votes to continue Lease-Lend programme (Senate concurs March 11).

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