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Diary July 19, 1943

Railway station Ostiense after the first Allied air raid
Railway station Ostiense after the first Allied air raid on Rome.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, July 19, 1943:

Air War

Mediterranean – FIRST ALLIED RAIDS ON ROME: 158 B-17 Forrtess and 112 B-24 Liberator bombers attack Lorenzo and Littorio marshalling yards. B-26 Marauders, B-25 Mitchells and P-38 Lightnings later hit Ciampino Airport. Only 5 planes lost.

Sea War

Atlantic: 4 U-boats sunk by US and Brazilian aircraft (July 19-31).
Mediterranean: German and Italian minelayers begin intensive operations around Italian coast.

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