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Mar 02, 1943 - Mar 04, 1943

Fifth Air Force Air Apaches and other aircraft smashed a 16-ship Japanese troop convoy in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. This ended the enemy’s effort to reinforce Lae. The aircraft sank over 40,000 tons of Japanese shipping, including eight troop-laden transports and four of eight escorting warships, and between 50-60 planes. Modified B-25s used low-level skip bombing and .50 cal guns.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Chris Sheppard

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Tags: Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 5th AF, V Air Force

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