Eighth Air Force. More than 1,200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers escorted by 6 fighters groups attack
railroad bridge, 3 coastal batteries, and several highways
along with targets along the Seine from Le Havre to Paris
during a battle area support mission. 13 heavy bombers are
lost. Over 800 fighter-bombers attack marshalling yards, bridges,
tunnels, moving traffic and other transportation facilities
in wide area Northeast of the Seine. 13 fighter-bombers are
Ninth Air Force. Approximately 575 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb fuel storage at Les Buissons, points along
highways around Lisieux and Southeast to Rugles with aim of
containing enemy in Falaise pocket, railroad targets at Peronne,
Doullens, and Corbeil-Essonnes. Fighters escort IX Bomber
Command, cover ground forces, and fly armed reconnaissance
in Alencon, Le Mans, Domfront, and Chartres areas. About 125
transports fly ferry and evacuation missions. During 13-14
August 1944, 28 B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Foret de
Halouze ammunition dump and bivouac area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers blast coastal defence guns in Marseille area while
light bombers during 12
August 1944, attack targets along Monaco Toulon road, and
fighter-bombers hit guns and barracks in the area. Fighters
strafe airfields at Les Chanoines, Montreal, Avignon, La Jasse,
Istres-Le-Tube, Valence, and Bergamo. A-20 Havoc light bombers
attack explosive stores in battle area in Arno River Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers attack gun positions around Genoa, Toulon, and
Sete, and strike at bridges at Pont-Saint-Esprit, Avignon,
Orange, and Crest. 31 P-38 Lightning fighters dive-bomb Montelimar
airfield. Other fighters fly 180 sorties in support of heavy
bomber missions. 28 heavy bombers hit military installations
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
hit troops and supplies at Mankwi, Myothit, and Tali. 7 others
knock out bridge at Kyauktalon and damage another near Namkwin.
26 fighter-bombers attack village of Pinwe and hit targets
near Mawlu and Pinbaw. 9 B-26 Marauder medium bombers strike
bomb storage area at Pinwe considerably damaging the village.
Fourteenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tungling, Sinsiang, and
Hengyang, Pailochi airfield, shipping at Takao harbour and
nearby coastal areas. 3 cargo vessels are claimed sunk. 51
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack trucks,
bridges, railroad yards, troops, and other targets in Hengyang
area. 18 P-40 fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters pound Tengchung.
50 other P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and
P-38 Lightning fighters attack troops, bridges, railroad tracks,
shipping, trucks, and other targets at several locations including
Lienhwa, Siangsiang, Sinshih, Puchou, Tungyangtun, Hengshan,
Weichow Island, Luichow Peninsula, Tingka, Mangshih, Nanchang,
Puchi, and along Yunglo River.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Bad weather in Southwest
Pacific Area (SWPA) curtails operations. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb bivouacs and supply dumps at Manokwari. Bombers
hit Cape Wom storage area while P-39 fighters co-operate with
torpedo boats to hit Dagua personnel areas and Suain coastal
positions. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-39 fighters hit
Cape Wom, troops at Ulban, Matapau, and Suain, and support
ground forces at Sarmi. Troop Carrier aircraft complete nearly
90 missions to Owi Island and other forward bases.
Eleventh Air Force. Of 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers departing Shemya during 12
August 1944, 1 aborts while the other 2 bomb Kashiwabara staging
area. Later 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a shipping
sweep East of the North Kurils during which fighters is downed.
Sunk 13 August 1944
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