Diary May 3, 1944

 remains of a shot-down Halifax bomber

The remains of a shot-down Handley Page Halifax bomber.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, May 3, 1944:

Air War

Western Europe: 49 RAF bombers lost during night raids on tank-truck park at Mailly, near Rheims; Montdidier aircraft stores; ammunition dump at Chateaudun; and Ludwigshafen.

Southeast Asia

Burma: British 14th Army captures heights above Maungdaw-Buthidaung road (Arakan).

Home Fronts

USA: Production of synthetic quinine (anti-malarial) by young Harvard scientists Woodward and Doering; announced at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Occupied Territories

France: 100,000 litres acetone burnt by Resistance in Lambiotte plant, Premery.

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