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10th July 1944

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighters bomb and strafe gun positions, bridges, rail overpass, infantry concentrations, and highway junctions, and cover battle area.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers successfully hit marshalling yards, railroad bridges, and viaducts in North Central Italy. Weather restricts fighter-bombers and fighters but several targets are hit, including airfield at Modena and scattered gun positions, rail lines, and roads.

Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support ground forces at Myitkyina. 20 A-36 Apache dive bomber P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and P-40 fighters hit Mogaung, buildings and boxcars at Mohnyin, trucks at Sahmaw, factory at Loiwing, and Punga pagoda. Railroad supply area at Mohnyin is bombed by 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers.

Fourteenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit river shipping between Siangtan and Siangsiang, between Changsha and Chuchou, and North of Hengyang strafe and bomb posts and trucks in Pingkiang, Tungcheng, and Tsungyang areas and in Changsha Kweilin area and bomb airfields at Hankow and Wuchang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Laha, Namlea, and targets in Boeroe Ceram Amboina area. A-20 Havoc light bombers, fighter-bombers, and a B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit troops, villages, and barges in Wewak area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields and town areas at Yap, Gagil Tomil Island and Sorol. Operations also include small scale strikes in Wakde area and snooper and armed reconnaissance missions over the Carolines.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit troops and gun positions on Tinian. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, pound Truk during 9-10 July 1944 and again during the day.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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