Twelfth Air Force. All administrative functions of the Army
Air Force elements of Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF)
are transferred to the appropriate Twelfth Air Force organisations,
Headquarters Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF) to Headquarters
Twelfth Air Force, Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF)
to XII Bomber Command, Northwest African Tactical Air Force
(NATAF) to XII A Support Command, Northwest African Coastal
Air Force (NACAF) to XII Fighter Command, Northwest African
Air Service Command (NAASC) to XII Air Force Services Command,
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF) Troop Carrier Command
to XII Troop Carrier Command (Provisional), North West African
Photo Reconnaissance Wing to Photo Reconnaissance Wing (Provisional),
and Northwest African Training Command to XII Training Command
(Provisional). Operational control remains with Northwest
African Air Forces (NAAF). P-40 fighters bomb zinc plant at
Iglesias and strafe factory North of Gonnesa. Medium bombers
and light bombers hit Bova Marina, areas near Salina and Sant'
Eufemia d'Aspromonte town area and bridge at Oliveto, and
radar station and lighthouse at Capo Spartivento.
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, supported by 8 P-40 fighters,
attack Japanese destroyer at Shihhweiyao, no hits are scored
on the ship but considerable damage is done to surrounding
dock area. 6 P-40 fighters sink small tanker down river from
Ichang, damage 2 large boats between Ocheng and Shihhweiyao,
and strafe cavalry troops at Ocheng. 3 other P-40 fighters
heavily damage small ship at Swatow harbour and strafe nearby
airfield. 3 P-38 Lightning fighters and a P-40 dive-bomb and
strafe barracks at Yangsin, demolishing 3 buildings. 2 nearby
locomotives are also destroyed. The fighter-bombers then heavily
damage small steamer at Wuchang, sink 1 tug and damage another
at Kutang, and blast a train and antiaircraft position South
Fifth Air Force. Approximately 70 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit Alexishafen-Madang area, dropping 201 tons of
bombs (heaviest by Fifth Air Force to date). Other B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Iboki Plantation, barges on Bubui River,
Rein Bay area and several villages in New Britain. B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers bomb Labu Island. B-26 Marauder medium
bombers attack Cape Gloucester area. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike targets in
Lesser Sunda Islands.
Seventh Air Force. From this date through 14
, 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers conduct
daily sea search operations out of Canton Island.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters attempting to intercept aircraft reported near
Attu abort because of weather.
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