By Martin Bowman

On 23 November 1943, a hundred (Bomber help) team of RAF Bomber Command used to be shaped. the item was once to consolidate some of the squadrons and devices that have been battling a mystery warfare of electronics and radar countermeasures, trying to decrease the losses of the heavy bombers - and their difficult pressed crews - in Bomber Command. This mystery conflict concerned using air and floor radar's, homing and jamming apparatus, exact radio and navigational aids, and intruding night-fighters to search out and damage their counterparts, the Ju 88s and Bf 110s of the Nachtjägdgeschwader who defended the evening skies of the 3rd Reich with ever expanding success.

The ebook includes many first-hand bills from pilots and group and gives a desirable list of a hundred Group's wartime background.

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OpHist, v . 1, p . 330) . 21 Oct WASHINGTON---Admiral King, CNO, informed CinCPOA that the JCS had agreed to strengthen the air forces in the South Pacific by 1 January 1943 . (Williams, p . 60) . 23 Oct GUADALCANAL---Japanese mortar and artillery fire was intensified along the Marine east bank positions of the Matanikau River . A Japanese tank and infantry assault across the river was repelled . (OpHist, v . 1, p . 332) . 2325 Oct PACIFIC---At a conference in Noumea, Admiral Halsey, ComSoPac, promised Major General A .

1, p . 288) . Henderson Field, named after Major Lofton Henderson, was completed . (Zimmerman, p . 65 ; OpHist, pp . 277, 279) . 18GUADALCANAL---Company (OpHist, L, 5th Marines, OpHist crossed the Matanikau 19 Aug River and attacked the village of that name, while Company I made a successful amphibious raid farther west at Kokumbona (OpHist, v . 1, p . 283) . to cut off any retreating Japanese . 20 Aug GUADALCANAL---The forward echelon of Marine Aircraft- Group 23 (19 F4F's of VIV-223 and 12 SBD - 3's of VMSB-232) arrived on Henderson Field .

OpHist, v . 1, p . 130, Heinl (2), pp . 37 - 39) . JOHNSTON---Two Japanese ships bombarded the island, destroying (OpHist, v . 1, p . 82) . a 1,200-gallon oil tank . 17 Dec WAKE---Japanese air raids on the atoll ignited a diesel oil tank on Wilkes Island and damaged an . evaporator unit on which (OpHist, v . 1, p . 125) . the atoll depended for its water supply . MIDWAY---Seventeen SB2U-3's from Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 231 arrived unexpectedly from Hickam Field, Hawaii ; these obsolescent aircraft executed the longest massed flight overwater of single engine land planes .

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