Diary November 3, 1943

formation of the new B-17G

A formation of the new B-17G with the chin-machine-gun-turret, escorted by fighters who pull white contrails behind them.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, November 3, 1943:

Air War

Germany: 500 B-17 Fortress and 100 B-24 Liberator bombers, heavily escorted by P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt escort-fighters, bomb Wilhelmshaven through dense cloud using H2X (‘Mickey-Mouse’) radar.

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Russian 2nd Ukraine Front launches final assault on outnumbered and outgunned German garrison of Kiev.

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