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Diary January 5, 1943

British patrol in Tunisia.
The return of a successful British patrol in Tunisia.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, January 5, 1943:

Africa

Tunisia: US 5th Army formed under Lieutenant-General Mark W Clark. British troops storm ‘Green Hill’ but are driven off by heavy machine-gun fire.
Western Desert: British 8th Army reach Buerat, 97 km west of Sirte.

Air War

Pacific: B-17 Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombers make low-level attack on shipping at Rabaul (New Guinea).

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