Eighth Air Force. 138 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack industrial area of Brunswick, fierce
opposition accounts for loss of 29 aircraft. 28 aeroplanes
bomb airfields at Gilze-Rijen.
Ninth Air Force. 114 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack V-weapon
sites in coastal France, airfields at Poix and Beauvais, Tille,
bridge at Le Crotoy, and coastal battery North of Conch River.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) LB
and medium bombers missions are aborted because of bad weather.
P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber support unsuccessful
attempt of United States Fifth Army's 1st Division to stem
attack in Carroceto area. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fail to
locate target (Sora) and drop bombs at targets.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Albano Laziale, Cisterna
di Latina, and Cecina. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike
Campoleone and Velletri. P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and
strafe Tivoli, Vicovaro, and Monterotondo area. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters fly uneventful sweeps over Cisterna di Roma and Albano.
Numerous heavy bombers are forced to abort operations because
of unsafe flying conditions.
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Ban Mah arsenal at Bangkok and
Don Maung airfield immediately to the North. 3 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Prome and Akyab, 9 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers pound Chiradan and Godusara, and 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
hit barracks and road at Chishidu.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters bomb Wanling and vicinity while 3 others fly
top cover. The target area, a supply, staging, and training
centre, is heavily damaged. 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
February 1944 mine mouth of the Yangtze River. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers on sea sweeps claim 2 freighters sunk near
Hainan Island and South West of Hong Kong. 12 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters strafe boats and
parked aeroplanes in Chiuchiang area. 12 P-40 fighters strafe
power boats and sampans along the Yangtze from Puchi to Yoyang.
Fifth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Boram airfield and harbour at
Wewak. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and a B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers hit Momote airfield and jetties at Manus Island.
P-39 fighters strafe targets during sweep over wide areas
of New Britain. The junction of Allied forces from Arawe and
Cape Gloucester marks completion of campaign for West end
of New Britain, occasional missions will still be flown in
the area, but most will be restricted to barge sweeps and
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and Navy fighters cover Navy dive-bomber attack
on Vunakanau airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers with fighters
escort bomb Vunakanau later in the day. Tobera is pounded
by 21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers supported by P-38 Lightning
fighters and Navy fighters. The Allied aeroplanes claim 30
aircraft downed in New Britain area. P-39 fighters hit buildings
at Bonis and barges in Matchin Bay and near Green Island.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa hit Wotje and Maloelap.
3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Abemama, sent to bomb
weather and radio station on Rongelap Island, abort due to
fuel leak in lead heavy bomber. Attempt to bomb Jaluit during
return flight is unsuccessful.
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