President Roosevelt announces that United States of America
will recognise French Committee of National Liberation as
de facto administrative authority in France.
Eighth Air Force. 969 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Munich while 38 others bomb Augsburg
and marshalling yards at Eppingen. Fighters fly 762 sorties
in support. Overcast hinders strafing attacks but fighters
manage to destroy a parked aeroplane and a locomotive, and
hit Worms marshalling yard. 20 heavy bombers and 4 fighters
fail to return to base.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers strike
fuel dumps at Foret d'Andaine, Chateau-de-Tertu, Flers, and
Foret d' Ecouves; NOBALL sites at Chateau d'Helicourt and
Chateau d'Ansenne; and a rail bridge at Bourth. Fighters escort
IX Bomber Command, patrol battle area, and attack trains,
gun positions, ammunition dumps, and other targets in areas
around Lessay, Periers, Saint-Lo, Lonrai, Tours and Folligny.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again hampers operations. Medium
bombers attack marshalling yard at Alessandria, hit approach
to railroad bridge at Chiavari, and score near misses on other
bridges. Fighter-bombers hit airfields at Rimini and attack
fuel dumps, rail lines, gun positions, bridges, and targets
North of battle line as United States Fifth Army engages in
hard fighting in Pastina and Laiatico area.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather curtails heavy bomber effort.
The only target attacked is Toulon harbour, where 87 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit jetties, oil stores, nearby telegraph
cable factory, barracks, repair shops, adjoining marshalling
yard, and submarines in dry dock
Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
pound barracks at Myitkyina, bridges at Nam kwin and Mohnyin,
airfield at Lashio, and targets at several other locations,
including Nanyinbya, Indaw, Katha, Bhamo, and Anisakan Shwebo
area. 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridges at Hsenwi.
Fourteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb storage base at Sinshih.
24 P-40 fighters hit river traffic at Hengyang and East of
Siangsiang. 22 other P-40 fighters attack town of Hengyang,
hitting Japanese occupied buildings and a bridge. 33 more
P-40 fighters attack villages, road traffic, and targets at
Leiyang and from Chuchou to Hengyang to Yungfengshih. 3 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Liling and Yuhsien. 14 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers bomb town of Pakmoi Hu and hit gun positions
at Lupao. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound railroad yards
at Sinyang. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 14 fighter-bombers
bomb Mangshih on Burma Road and support Chinese ground forces
between Tengchung and Lungling.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield
at Babo while A-20 Havoc light bombers hit supply dumps at
Kokas. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb airfields at Manokwari,
Waren, and Moemi during the night. A-20 Havoc light bombers,
medium bombers, and fighter-bombers support ground forces
in Sarmi Sawar area and bomb airfields, shipping, and various
occupied areas and installations on Halmahera, in Schouten
Islands, on Boeroe, and the Palau group, and at Woleai.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters pound forces on Tinian and Pagan.
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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