Eighth Air Force. Almost 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack marshalling yard at Osnabruck,
aircraft industries at Bremen, and targets including Diepholz
airfield. 11 fighters groups escort heavy bombers, claiming
18 fighters downed.
Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force is delegated administrative
in addition to operational control over XII Tactical Air Command
hitherto assumed by United States Strategic Air Forces in
Europe (USSTAF). Advanced Headquarters XIX Tactical Air Command
arrives at Nancy, following the advance of United States Third
Army. Almost 250 medium bombers and light bombers bomb Camp-de-Bitche
military camp, rail bridges at Grevenbroich and Ahrweiler,
city areas of Langerwehe, Aldenhoven, and Venraij, and various
targets. Escorting fighters fly also armed reconnaissance
and rail cutting in Dusseldorf, Aachen, and Belfort areas,
and support VIII, XII, XV, and XX Corps in East France and
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers, supporting United States Fifth Army, attack command,
supply dumps, and bivouac and barracks areas South of Bologna.
Fighter-bombers and XII Fighter Command fighters, mainly in
support of United States Fifth Army, blast supply dumps, gun
positions, troop concentrations, and command in the high country
South of Bologna while Desert Air Force (DAF) gives similar
support to British Eighth Army in Rimini area.
Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 700 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers, with fighters support, pound
ammunition and fuel dumps and depots, bivouac area, barracks,
vehicle repair shop, munitions factory and targets in Bologna
area (Operation PANCAKE) supporting United States Fifth Army
offensive in that sector. 160 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
strafe mainline railroad and Danube River traffic in Vienna,
Gyor, Budapest areas and strafe Seregelyes airfield, disrupting
traffic and destroying many enemy aeroplanes.
Tenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb railroad targets in the Naba Mawlu
rail corridor damaging a bridge approach, and strike troops
and stores near Nayakaung. 12 other P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
hit various targets at Pintha and Nyaunggon. 4 B-26 Marauder
medium bombers knock out a bridge just North of Lashio. 3
others knock out bridge at Kawlin and damage tracks near Man
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters hit Chefang
storage area and bridge and general targets in Mangshih area.
40 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed
reconnaissance covering wide areas of South China and extending
into West Burma attack troop concentrations, river traffic,
storage areas, and buildings in areas around Taochuan, Kweiping,
Hsinganhsien, Yuncheng, Tanchuk, and Hsenwi.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Ambesia, Langoan, Mapanget,
and Sidate airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc
light bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters again pound airfields
at Liang, Laha, Namlea, Kairatoe and Haroekoe, and town of
Boela. P-38 Lightning fighters hit numerous targets on Halmahera
Island. Fighter-bombers hit Manokwari and Urarom and A-20
Havoc light bombers bomb pillboxes in Sarmi area.
Twentieth Air Force. First United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber (Joltin' Josie, the Pacific
Pioneer) arrives at Saipan, piloted by General Hansell, Commanding
General XXI Bomber Command, for whom temporary Headquarters
are set up on Saipan. Also the regular air echelon of 73d
Bomber Wing arrives at Saipan on this date, followed during
October 1944, and first week in November 1944, by 4 bomb groups
and 4 air service groups. 313th Bomber Wing will be established
in the theatre in December 1944, 314th in January 1945, 58th
in March 1945, and 315th in April 1945. In March 1945 VII
Fighter Command will be established at Iwo Jima from where
some of its units escort B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber missions.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb harbour and shipping
at Chichi Jima, shipping South of Haha Jima, antiaircraft
positions on Marcus, and airfield area on Pagan. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit Pagan airfield area with bombs and rockets. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb Wake during 12-13
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit airfields and shipping targets
in the Matsuwa, Onnekotan area.
launched against England, hit Walthamstow.
launched against England, hit near Southend.
launched against England, hit Ingworth, near Aylsham.
launched against England, hit Rawreth, near Southend.
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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