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10th March 1944

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Rome, Tiburtina marshalling yard and unsuccessfully attack Orvieto railrOad bridge, while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Littoria marshalling yard. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber strike at enemy positions on coast at San Felice Circeo, gun positions East of Littoria, guns and tanks at Cisterna di Roma, railroad at Montalto di Castro, train at Monte Libretti station, and railway buildings at Zagarolo. Fighters patrol Anzio area without incident.

Tenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound town areas of Mogaung and Kamaing during the afternoon, following an earlier B-25 Mitchell medium bombers raid on Kamaing. 40 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters hit gun positions South of Walawbum, troops and storage areas West of Mogaung at Pahok, trains near Myitnge and Anisakan, airfield at Anisakan, and town area of Laban.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kowloon Docks. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Suichwan sink a motor launch and damage 2 cargo vessels and a barge in Anking area. Escorting P-38 Lightning fighters shoot down several interceptors. P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance bomb or strafe barracks and shipping at Foochow, airfield and barracks at Nanchang, factory, barracks, and bridge near Sienning, freighters at Hongay and Campha Port, barracks at Ha Coi, and area East of Lang Son.

Fifth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lorengau and several targets on Manus. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and P-39 fighters, operating singly or in pairs, attack numerous scattered targets throughout Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) during armed reconnaissance flights.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-39 fighters attack Wunapope supply area. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Rabaul area, starting several large fires. 40 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Japanese positions in the hills near Empress Augusta Bay. P-39 fighters attack targets at Kepiai Plantation.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-24 Banshee dive bomber and P-40 fighters from Makin and B-26 Marauder medium bombers from Tarawa attack airfields, antiaircraft positions, and radio installations at Mille and Wotje. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, operating out of Engebi on Eniwetok Atoll secured by invading forces on 22 February 1944 in the Marshalls for the first time, bomb Kusaie Island.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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