Eighth Air Force. More than United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
650 heavy bombers hit airfields at Evere, Brussels, Florennes,
Diest, Maldegem, Bourges, Orleans, and Romorantin, bomb aircraft
factories at Evere, Brussels, Bourges, and Orleans, and attack
site at Marquise, Mimoyecques.
Ninth Air Force. 258 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 41 A-20 Havoc light bombers,
including 12 aircraft dropping Window, attack coastal batteries
at Le Harve, Le Grand Hameau and military installation nearby.
During the afternoon 267 B-26 Marauder medium bombers and
A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb marshalling yard, airfield,
coastal defences, and NOBALL targets at Charleroi, Montignies,
Namur, Coxyde, Nieuport, and other points on North coast of
West Europe. 47 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters dive-bomb Evreux
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers hit ammunition dump at Gallicano nel Lazio.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Orvieto marshalling yard
and 2 bridges. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Poggibonsi
and Cecina railroad bridges and tracks, and viaducts at Bucine
and West of Arezzo. Fighter-bombers operating over wide areas
of Central Italy and in battle zones hit railroad bridges,
railroad cars, motor transport, barracks, and troop concentrations
with good effect.
Tenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's pound troop positions throughout Arakan
area. 18 others strike troops and other targets around Maungkan
and Kangpokpi. About 100 fighter-bombers and a few B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound numerous targets, including encampment
South West of Mogaung, positions near Kazu, railroad and truck
park at Myitkyina, supply area South of Myitkyina, and bivouac
area and supplies at Kamaing. Some of the fighter-bombers
carry out support of ground forces Northeast of Kamaing. 40
fighter-bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Katha
area hit bridge at Thityabin, troops and supplies at Shwegu,
gun positions and troops South of Mawlu, and targets including
a fuel dump. 9 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb railroad
station and jetty area at Moulmein while 4 others mine mouth
of Tavoy River.
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage 2 bridges at Phu Dien
Chau and destroy several buildings and some railroad track.
10 P-40 fighters pound roads North and South of Wanling.
Fifth Air Force. About 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, teaming with United States destroyers
offshore, bombard Hansa Bay area, concentrating on antiaircraft
positions guarding airfields.
Thirteenth Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Ratawul supply area and
40 fighter-bombers hit runway at Tobera, both strikes causing
considerable damage. Night harassment of Rabaul area continues.
Twentieth Air Force. Joint Chiefs of Staff informally approve
MATTERHORN plan (approved in principle by President Roosevelt
) for early sustained bombing of Japan by
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's based in Calcutta area and
staging through fields in area of Chengtu. The operational
vehicle is to be the 58th Bomber Wing (4 bomb groups) of XX
Bomber Command, soon to be assigned to the newly activated
Twentieth Air Force, operating under General Arnold as executive
agent for Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, bomb Truk
(1 hits Ponape) while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, based
on Abemama, strike Ponape. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, flying
shuttle mission between Tarawa and Majuro, pound Maloelap
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly armed reconnaissance over
Matsuwa and Onnekotan Islands.
Sunk 10 April 1944
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