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Diary July 24, 1943


Lancaster bomber over the burning district of Altona in Hamburg
Lancaster bomber over the burning district of Altona in Hamburg at this night.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, July 24, 1943:

Air War

Germany: BATTLE OF HAMBURG begins with raid by 741 RAF bombers (12 lost). Millions of metal-coated paper strips (‘Window’) dropped to blind German radar; 2,300t bombs dropped.
Britain: Gloster Meteor jet fighter tested.
Norway: 8th AF raids Trondheim.

Mediterranean

Sicily: Americans capture Trapani, on west coast.

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