Eighth Air Force. 78 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers hit industries at Solingen using blind bombing
equipment. 200 aircraft abort due to cloud formations which
cause assembly difficulties and which require flying at altitudes
not feasible for the B-24 Liberator heavy bombers included
in the mission.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers, operating in conjunction with light bombers
of South African Air Force (SAAF) and The British Royal Air
Force (RAF) attack ground installations and defended areas
around Lanciano, Fossacesia, Orsogna, Castelfrentano, and
Guardiagrele. Fighter-bombers, (United States, Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF), South African Air Force (SAAF), The British
Royal Air Force (RAF)) hit prearranged targets in battle area,
and by hitting targets on roads between Lanciano to Mozzagrogna
aid in defeating counter-attack against United States 34th
Infantry Division on Monte Pantano.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack Monte Molino railroad
bridge, Montalto di Castro, and in areas around Bastia and
Torgiano. Accuracy is severely hampered by overcast. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters escort,
bomb Fiume through overcast.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters bomb fuel and ammunition dump at Luchiangpa.
8 others strafe several boats on lake Southeast of Ansiang.
Supplies are dropped to Chinese troops in Changte.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Cape Gloucester airfield. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb and strafe villages along coast
from Borgen Bay to Riebeck Bay. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
hit Alexishafen. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc
light bombers attack Kalasa and hit trucks in Waroe area.
Thirteenth Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Malai on Shortland Island.
Fighter aircraft (Army Air Force and Navy) attack barges and
antiaircraft guns at Tonolai, Southeast coast of Ballale Island,
North West tip of Choiseul Island, Amun above Cape Moltke,
Numa Numa, and Chabai. Others cover dive bombers attacking
Jakohina Mission area, gun positions at Kangu and Malabita
Hill, and in Mosigetta area. A few B-34 Lexington bomber hit Mawareka area.
Seventh Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Canton Island strike Maloelap.
20 others, sent against the same target from Nanumea, run
into bad weather. 2 attack cargo ship and other vessels near
Maloelap, the remaining 18 return to base without attacking.
Launched 30 November 1943
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