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Diary August 19, 1943


Generals Krueger and Blarn
MacArthur’s land forces were nominally under the Australian General Sir Thomas Blarney (right), but most US operations were controlled by the commander of the US 6th Army, Lieutenant-General Walter Krueger (left). Tough and experienced, Blamey commanded New Guinea Force, which consisted of mainly Australian units.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, August 19, 1943:

Pacific

New Guinea: Australian troops capture Mt Tambu; Japanese retreat to river Francisco (August 19-26).

Air War

Mediterranean: B-17 Fortress, B-24 Liberators and Wellington bombers attack Foggia marshalling yards by day and night.

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