This Day in History
B-25s Attack Japanese Fleet

B-25s Attack Japanese Fleet
March 3, 1943

With Lt. Gen. George Kenney in command, American and Australian bombers attacked a Japanese convoy in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea during World War II. Flying in under cloud cover and just a few feet above the water, they successfully used the “skip bombing” technique and sank four Japanese destroyers and seven transports. As a result of the victory, the Japanese stopped sending merchant ship convoys to New Guinea.

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