Eighth Air Force. 121 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Munster while 34 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit V-weapon
site at Wizernes. Both attacking forces use blind bombing
techniques due to thick overcast.
Ninth Air Force. 61 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb V-weapon
sites in North France. 53 abort because of weather and navigational
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers strike at Florence, Orvieto, and Fabriano marshalling
yards with good results. P-40, A-36 Apache dive bomber, and
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fighter-bombers attack supply depot,
railroad station, and factory in areas Northeast of Monterotondo,
and numerous other targets, including gun positions in battle
areas, railroad facilities, and 2 supply trains.
Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 100 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted by
30 P-38 Lightning fighters, bomb harbour at Toulon. More than
100 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, escorted by more than
50 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, hit marshalling yard at Padua.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards
at Pontassieve and Prato and hit airfields at Iesi. Heavy
bombers and fighters claim destruction of more than 30 enemy
aeroplanes in the air.
Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and A-36 Apache
dive bomber and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit fuel and
ammunition dumps, gun positions, roads, and general targets
in or near Saungka, Pandaw, Walawbum, Labang Gahtawng, Shaduzup,
Fourteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters damage 3 barges at Campha Port, hit buildings
on Weichow Island, and attack town area at Ha Coi.
Fifth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Lorengau while 7 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb enemy positions to the West of the town,
as preliminaries for invasion of Manus increase. 80 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and A-20 Havoc
light bombers hit Boram airfield while more than 40 A-20 Havoc
light bombers and P-39 fighters attack targets in Madang area.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe Hansa Bay area. Other aircraft
carry out armed reconnaissance and sweeps over wide reaches
of Northeast New Guinea and New Britain coastal areas.
Thirteenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
supported by 20 P-38 Lightning fighters, pound Rabaul town
area. 20 P-40 fighters bomb Wunapope. 43 P-40 fighters bomb
Mosigetta area while 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, operating out of Kwajalein for first
time, carry out the Seventh's first raid from the Marshalls
against Wake. P-40 fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
operating from bases in the Gilberts, pound Mille and Maloelap.
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