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Oct 04, 1943

Operation Leader - aircraft from USS Ranger (CV-4) attacked two German convoys in the harbor of Bodø, Norway and caused "appreciable losses" to the vessels. This mission was the only Navy carrier operation in northern European waters during World War II. USS Corry (DD-463) provided escort support.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2010-10-04

Tags: Carrier, Atlantic, Operation Leader, Norway

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