December 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – 7 B-17 bombers of US 43rd Bomb Group

December 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll –

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B-17 bombers over Simpson Harbor, Rabaul

7 B-17 bombers of US 43rd Bomb Group attacked Rabaul, New Britain at 0530 hours, sinking small cargo ship Tomiura Maru. The pilots reported 21 warships gathering in Simpson Harbor.

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