Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,000 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack aircraft, tank, motor transport
and engine plants, airfields, and jet propulsion units plant
in South Central Germany, along with Ulm and Heilbronn marshalling
yards and several other secondary and targets. 12 groups of
escorting fighters claim 6 aircraft destroyed in air and 73
on ground. 12 heavy bombers and 12 fighters are lost. 3 P-47
Thunderbolt fighters groups strafe airfields and ground and
rail traffic in sweep over Cologne, Frankfurt Main, and Kassel
areas, claiming destruction of 40 parked planes. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters are lost, mostly to flak.
Ninth Air Force. Advance Headquarters, Ninth Air Force, assigns
rail lines approaching the Rhine from the West, North of Karlsruhe,
to be attacked by IX and XIX Tactical Air Command in first
of series of orders setting up rail interdiction programs
to cut lines West and East of the Rhine in September 1944
and early October 1944. Changes and additions to targets appear
September 1944 when a list of all lines to be cut is published.
About 340 medium bombers and light bombers hit strong points
and ammunition stores in Foret de Haye, Custines rail bridge,
and road bridge over Mosel River. Escorting fighters provide
general air cover in Metz Nancy area, and support United States
Third Army ground forces in stemming counterattack there.
800 transports complete supply and evacuation missions. Southern
invading forces and those of the Normandy invasion meet. City
of Luxembourg is liberated.-
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers continue campaign against railroad bridges in Po Valley
and execute 4 attacks against supply and ammunition dumps.
Fighter-bombers of 87th Wing hit dumps and command as ground
assault on Gothic Line commences during early morning. France
based XII Tactical Air Command Mrs and fighter-bombers blast
command in Belfort and Dijon areas, cutting railroads and
hitting several trains.
Fifteenth Air Force. 344 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb 5 ordnance depots and Southeast industrial area
in Vienna and 2 oil refineries in the area. 88 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers escorted by P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Trieste port. 45 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, with P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escorting,
fly supply mission to Lyon.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Troop
Carrier and cargo hauls continue on large scale to numerous
points in China-Burma-India (CBI). 24 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers haul fuel to Kunming.
Fourteenth Air Force. 45 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb towns of Kutkai, Ssutang,
Samshui, Tunganhsien, Lingling, and Tunghsiangchiao, and hit
fuel dump near Lingling. About 140 P-40 fighters and P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance over East
Burma, South West China, and inland Southeast China attack
a huge number of targets including troops, aircraft, river
shipping, trucks, runways, bridges, and supply areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields at Langoan and
Mapanget and hit Tomohon and waterfront area of Menado. Lolobata
and Hate Tabako airfields are bombed and areas along Wasile
Bay strafed. Medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and
P-38 Lightning fighters hit airfields and oil storage at Namlea,
Amahai, and Boela while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Laha
airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighters hit airfields
at Samate, Sagan, Nabire, Urarom, Manokwari, Moemi, and Ransiki.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan hit Iwo Jima and strike
shipping near Iwo Jima. Eniwetok based B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Truk.
Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly shipping sweep off Suribachi.
launched against England, hit Fambridge, near Southend
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