Eighth Air Force. Over 570 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb industrial targets and targets in Oschersleben,
Halberstadt, and near Brunswick. Fierce opposition, estimated
at 500 fighters, is encountered, and 60 bombers are lost.
Among the Pathfinder aircraft are 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
this being the first time B-24 Liberator heavy bombers are
used in this capacity.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack iron and steel works at Piombino
January 1944. During the day, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Falconara hitting railroad junction and railroad yards
at Fabriano. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber blast
defences and gun positions in Cervaro, Monte Trocchio, gun
position North of Minturno, towns of Sora and Isola del Liri,
road traffic in Macerata, Aquila, Popoli area, and railroad
facilities at San Giorgio del Sannio.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters
escort, bomb harbour at Piraeus. The heavy bombers and fighters
destroy 8 attacking fighters. 6 heavy bombers are lost in
midair collisions in heavy overcast.
Tenth Air Force. 36 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-36
Apache dive bomber, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-40
fighters pound encampment containing about 4,900 troops and
a large quantity of supplies, causing considerable damage
by accurate bombing and strafing.
Fourteenth Air Force. Before daylight 14 Japanese bombers
hit Suichwan airfield. During the morning 3 medium bombers
and 15 fighters follow up with second strike. 7 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers and 5 P-40 fighters intercept the second attack,
claiming 3 medium bombers shot down. 8 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb harbour, aluminium plant, and airfield at Takao.
1 bombs oil storage at Swatow. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
mine harbours at Takao and Hong Kong. 1 heavy bomber is lost.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, P-39 fighters, and P-40 fighters
hit Uligan Harbour, barges and road near Bogadjim, Hansa Bay
area, and town of Alexishafen.
Thirteenth Air Force. About 90 Allied fighters cover 60 Navy
dive bombers attacking Cape Saint George area. 2 flights of
P-39 fighters strafe targets from Numa Numa to Koromira.
Seventh Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa hit 5 vessels and
land installations at Maloelap. A 5000 ton cargo ship and
a small vessel are P-39 fighters from Makin dive-bomb and
strafe runways on Mille.
Launched 11 January 1944
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