Eighth Air Force. Over 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers of 3 groups sent to attack Woensdrecht and
Lille, Nord airfields are forced to abort mission because
of bad weather.
Twelfth Air Force. Elements of British Eighth Army enter Bari.
At Salerno, United States Fifth Army, throwing reserves and
service troops into line, and receiving much naval and air
support, holds off enemy onslaughts against beachhead. XII
Bomber Command B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack highways,
road junctions and defiles, bridges, town areas, railroads,
marshalling yard, barracks, and numerous targets, including
several gun positions, in or near Avellino, Pompeii, Torre
Annunziata, Auletta, Baronissi, San Severino Rota, Battipaglia,
and Eboli. United States and The British Royal Air Force (RAF)
fighter-bombers, light bombers, and medium bombers of Northwest
African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fly well over 500 sorties,
mainly against roads, bridges, and towns in battle areas,
in or around Battipaglia, Eboli, Potenza, Torre Annunziata,
Benevento, Auletta, and Avellino. Troop transports drop more
contingents of 82d Airborne Division South of Sele River to
strengthen beachhead, and also behind enemy lines near Avellino
to disrupt enemy comm.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit marshalling yard at Pescara. The
British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers, under IX Bomber
Command, hit Potenza.
Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers are dispatched against Haiphong.
First flight aborts due to bad weather but second flight reaches
target area and bombs docks and shipping. 4 P-38 Lightning
fighters severely damage 2 vessels at Chiuchiang.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack Lae and barges in Hansa Bay.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kendari.
Thirteenth Air Force. Allied airfields and other facilities
on Guadalcanal, at Barakoma, and at Munda are attacked by
Japanese aeroplanes throughout the day. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, with Army Air Force and Navy fighters escorts, bomb
Kahili airfield 3 times during the day. More than 30 of the
heavy bombers unload on dispersal and revetment areas and
on runways, causing considerable damage. 8 Japanese interceptors
are claimed shot down. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Vila airfield. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 6 B-34 Lexington
bomber attack Vila area. P-39 fighters join Navy fighters
and dive bombers in attack on Ballale Island airfield.
Eleventh Air Force. The 36th Bomber Squadron (H) departs for
the Zone of Interior.
was used against the transport ship SS Bushrod Washington
which was sunk.
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