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Diary December 5, 1944

US fighter behind Me 110
An American escort fighter catches a German heavy Me 110 twin-engined fighter.
War Diary WW2 for Tuesday, December 5, 1944:

Air War

Europe: 550 8th USAAF planes (12 lost) escorted by 800 fighters (9 lost) attack Tegel tank works, Berlin and Münster marshalling yards; 91 German fighters shot down over Berlin. RAF makes day and night raids on Soest.

Philippines

Japanese paratroop suicide squads land on Burauen airfield, Leyte.

Balkans

British troops intervene in fighting between Greek Royalists and Communists.

Sea War

Mediterranean: British and Greek warships bombard ELAS (Communist) positions at Piraeus and Salamis.

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