Eighth Air Force. 131 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with escort by 144 The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfires, are dispatched against 10
sites in Rouen area but abort because of thick blanket of
low cloud over target area. 1,117 heavy bombers bomb marshalling
yards, aero engine plant, and airfield at Munich. 754 fighters
support the heavy bombers. 24 heavy bombers are lost, 13 to
antiaircraft fire and the rest to accidents and unknown causes.
Ninth Air Force. Approximately 300 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers fly morning
and afternoon missions against fuel dumps at Foret d'Andaine
and Foret d'Ecouves, military concentrations at Foret de Cinglais,
rail bridges at Merey, Cinq Mars-la-Pile, Saumur, Nantes,
and Nogent-le-Roi, and other rail and road targets. Fighters
furnish escort, cover battle area, and fly armed reconnaissance
over wide areas, attacking rail lines South and West of Rambouillet,
bridges and fuel dump in Nantes vicinity, trains and military
transport at Vitry-le-Francois, and grounded aeroplanes South
of Chateaubriant, bridges at Craon, Le Mans, Pontorson, Mayenne,
South of Rennes, North of Angers, and Tours, rail traffic
South of Fougeres, and infantry and artillery positions near
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers bomb scattered motor transport in Florence
Leghorn area during 11
July 1944. Medium bombers begin air offensive (MALLORY MAJOR)
against road and rail bridges over the Pa River during the
day. A-20 Havoc light bombers continue attacking ammunition
supplies. Fighter-bombers hit barges and small boats on Arno
River and attack roads, ammunition dumps, gun positions, tracks,
vehicles, and a number of other targets in that general area
North of battle line.
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 420 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack targets in Southeast
France, scoring numerous hits on Nimes and Miramas marshalling
yards and cutting rail lines at Theoule-sur-Mer bridge and
Var River bridge in Provence. Around 50 enemy fighters oppose
the missions. Heavy bombers and escorting fighters claim 14
shot down. 7 United States aircraft are lost.
Tenth Air Force. 44 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters support ground forces in Myitkyina area. 28 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit
bridge and other targets in Hopin, bomb Maingna pagoda, and
hit Alanbo and Tagwin areas. 13 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb bridges at Mongyin and hit targets in Myitkyina area.
Fourteenth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters hit towns of Liling and Yuhsien, river shipping
at Hengyang, troop concentrations at Leiyang and near Yuhsien,
airfield at Siangtan, and fuel dumps North West of Changsha.
34 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Tsingyun and pound Japanese
concentrations at Lienchiangkou. 11 P-40 fighters bomb railroad
yards at Yuncheng and hit radio station North of Tungkuan
with rocket fire. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tengchung
and 15 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe storage areas, villages,
troop areas, and general targets in Lungling and Mangshih
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Manokwari
airfield weather curtails further operations in Geelvink Bay
area. A-20 Havoc light bombers, medium bombers, and fighter-bombers
again hit troop concentrations and barges in Wewak area. Smaller
strikes by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers are flown against airfield at Laha, Dili, and
on Koer Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pounds Yap.
Seventh Air Force. During 11
July 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers stage through Eniwetok to bomb Truk. During
the day B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Truk again. P-47
Thunderbolt fighters on Saipan continue to hit Tinian.
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