Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force issues Tables of Organisation
for IX Fighter Command, authorising 2 air support divisions,
5 fighters wings, 1 reconnaissance group, 21 fighters groups,
and 65 fighters squadrons. 3 combat wings are established
for IX Bomber Command the 97th (a new light bomber wing),
the 98th (a medium bombers wing, formerly the 3d Bomber Wing),
and the 99th (a medium bombers wing, formerly the 44th Bomber
Twelfth Air Force. Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force
(NATBF) light bombers hit guns, troops, and railway facilities
near Palena, town of Atina, and road at Acquafondata. Medium
bombers hit Berat, Kucove airfield and oil refinery in Albania
after failing to locate targets near Athens. During 12-13
November 1943 light bombers attack Arezzo marshalling yard
and Perugia airfield. Fighter-bombers of XII A Support Command
and Desert Air Force (DAF) continue to provide close support
to United States Fifth and British Eighth Armies, blasting
gun positions and motor transport, and also attacking targets
(aircraft, guns, rail yards, bridge, and trains) around Bracciano
Lake, Orbetello, Rieti, Sant' Elia Fiumerapido, Opuzen, Ancona,
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack railroad bridges and tracks
in Montalto di Castro and Orbetello areas, but heavy cloud
cover prevents effective hits on the targets. P-38 Lightning
fighters fly air sea rescue patrol off the Semeni River mouth.
Tenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers mine Rangoon River during 12-13
Fourteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 24 P-40 fighters attack Yoyang,
hitting warehouse area, railroad yards, and antiaircraft positions.
5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Yangchi Kang waterfront
area and attack waterfront targets at Puchi. 6 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 12 fighters hit targets at Yoyang. 15 P-40
fighters and a B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on armed reconnaissance
hit several targets in Lungling area and between Yang-Chia-Kang
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb
villages between Finschhafen and Saidor. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers attack targets on Java and at Amboina. On this date,
following a series of damaging allied strikes, Japanese remove
their carrier aircraft from Rabaul, which afterwards ceases
to be a serious threat to Allied forces.
Thirteenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tarlena; 6 others bomb Matchin
Bay area and 8 P-38 Lightning fighters strafe Bonis airfield.
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