On December 6th 1942, a significant B-17 bombing mission targeted El Aouina Airfield during World War II.
The mission involved B-17 Flying Fortress bombers escorted by P-38s.
The objective was to strike strategic targets and disrupt enemy operations.
The mission aimed to degrade enemy facilities and hinder their military capabilities.
El Aouina Airfield was a strategic target, and the raid aimed to disrupt enemy air operations in the region.
The attack likely sought to inflict damage on the airfield’s infrastructure and limit its operational capacity.