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1st February 1943

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North Africa. Several counterattacks were organised, including a belated attack by Combat Command B of the United States 1st Armoured Division, but all of these were beaten off with ease by Hans-Jürgen von Arnim's forces which by this time had created strong defensive positions.

Russian Front. Svatovo, 100 miles Southeast of Kharkov, and Zernovoy, 30 miles from Rostov, captured by Russians.

In Australasia. Fighting continued in Mubo-Wau area of New Guinea. United States of America troops made progress in Guadalcanal.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb harbour and shipping at Tunis and shipping in La Goulette harbour. Fighters escort bombers and cover ground forces in Sened-Maknassy area. A-20 Havoc light bombers and P-40 fighters bomb tank and vehicle concentration near Sidi Khalif.

Ninth Air Force Headquarters 9th Fighter Wing arrives in Egypt.

Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Pandaveswar bomb Arakan tea sheds on Rangoon River near Rangoon harbour.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb runway and aircraft dispersal areas at Rabaul. A lone B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs runway at Finschhafen, then flies East to New Britain where it bombs runway at Cape Gloucester and unsuccessfully attacks ship in Open Bay.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-39 fighters, along with Navy and Marine aeroplanes, attack 4 destroyers North of Vangunu Island. Hits on 2 of the ships cause fires. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack shipping in Shortland-Bougainville area, claiming 3 direct hits on cargo vessels.

Eleventh Air Force. All missions cancelled due to weather. Enemy aircraft bomb and strafe Amchitka harbour and shipping without inflicting damage.

M443 Minesweeper
Commissioned 1 February 1943

Richard Rothe-Roth
Takes command of the Pocket Battleship Admiral Scheer on 1 February 1943 to 4 April 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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