Eighth Air Force. Bad weather restricts operations to North
West France. 873 heavy bombers are airborne but over 200 abort
due to cloud conditions. 589 including 31 Pathfinders, attack
8 airfields in France and 9 coastal installations in Pas de
Calais area. One B-24 Liberator heavy bombers is downed by
antiaircraft at Evreux. VIII Fighter Command, flying over
1,600 sorties, supports heavy bomber missions and launches
attacks against about 80 targets, including railroad facilities,
convoys, tank column, trucks, radar station, tunnels, gun
emplacement, supply dump, and a power plant. About 225 vehicles,
including train engines and cars, are destroyed, along with
16 Luftwaffe aircraft. 25 fighters are lost.
Ninth Air Force.
IX Tactical Air Command establishes its first station on the
Continent, at au Guay. 500 B-26 Marauder medium bombers and
A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb targets in assault area in France.
Targets include military concentrations, road and rail bridges
and junctions, artillery batteries, marshalling yards, and
town areas. Aircraft of more than 15 fighters groups fly escort
to bombers and transports, and bomb numerous targets in support
of ground assault, including rail facilities, roads, troop
concentrations, artillery, and town areas.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack bridges, railroads, and roads North, Northeast,
and North West of Rome. Light bombers hit motor transport
in town of Arcidosso. Fighter-bombers and fighters bomb and
strafe motor transport and roads North of battle area, destroying
numerous vehicles, especially along the roads between Rome
and Vetralla. In ground action Indian 4th Division takes Pescara
and Chieti, while 2d New Zealand Division reaches Avezzano
East of Rome. XII Bomber Command is disbanded in Corsica.
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 550 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24
Liberator heavy bombers attack oil stores at Porto Marghera,
oil refinery at Trieste, marshalling yards at Mestre, Trieste,
and Ancona, and airfield at Ferrara. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-38 Lightning fighters fly escort, strafe targets between
Bucharest and Danube River and South of Craiova, and dive-bomb
an oil refinery at Ploesti.
Tenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb targets at Chauk, Lonywa, and
Yenangyaung while 29 others supply ammunition to Imphal area.
50 A-36 Apache dive bomber, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
and P-40 fighters blast targets at Myitkyina, Mogaung and
Fourteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit railroad
traffic and tracks at Linfen and Loning and tank concentration
at Lingpao. 6 P-40 fighters hit bridge at Tasa. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
and P-38 Lightning fighters carry out 150 sorties against
numerous targets throughout Tungting Lake area. Numerous river
craft are destroyed or damaged, Kukang and other villages
Northeast of Changsha are bombed, Hankow Wuchang airfield
revetments and buildings are pounded, Changshowkai area is
blasted, and several river landings and storage installations
in the lake area are attacked. 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
on South China Sea sweep claim 1 small cargo ship sunk.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers hit airfields at Babo, destroying grounded
aircraft, fuel dump, several buildings, and a gun position.
A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes hit Wewak area
with more than 100 tons of bombs.
Thirteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters skip bomb supply tunnels at Keravia
Bay while 4 others strafe nearby antiaircraft positions. Antiaircraft
guns South of Rapopo are attacked by 12 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers, 20 P-39 fighters, and 20 Navy dive bombers. Other
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Ratawul. 31 P-39 fighters
and 20 Navy aircraft hit Chinatown at Buka and a supply area
Northeast of the airstrip, a barge at Sohano Island, trucks
near Tsirogei, and a ford near Monoitu.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, bomb Truk
and Ponape during 9
June 1944. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Makin hit Nauru
during the day.
Launched 10 June 1944
Sunk 10 June 1944
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