Combined Chiefs of Staff accepts revision of Combined Bomber
Offensive (Plan). The targets are reduced to a number that
can be decisively attacked and target lists are revised to
keep up with the effort of the Germans to relocate vital industrial
plants. Disruption of command lines and reduction of Luftwaffe
air power are high priority aims included in Combined Chiefs
of Staff directive on this date.
Eighth Air Force. 377 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb 17 V-weapon
targets in Pas de Calais area. 39 bomb targets in the area.
Ninth Air Force. 182 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers attack V-weapon
sites in coastal area of France. 16 others bomb secondary
targets in the area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb Bucine viaduct. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers support Fifth
Army forces North and East of Anzio beachhead, blasting ammunition
dump and troop and vehicle concentrations. P-40 and A-36 Apache
dive bomber fighter-bombers give support in same areas, hitting
troop concentrations, railway tunnel, buildings, vehicles,
supply dump, and gun positions.
Fifteenth Air Force. Operations are restricted to weather
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers and a B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
damage road bridge and 2 warehouses in Wuntho area. 32 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers and A-36 Apache dive bomber hit supply
area and radio installations South of Kamaing and blast bivouacs
South of Walawbum. 18 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit road
and railroad junction North of Sahmaw, bivouac North of Kamaing,
and camp between Tsumhpawng Ga and Walawbum. During the night,
16 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Heho airfield.
Fourteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound railroad shops at Vinh.
4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit convoy East of Foochow,
claiming 3 freighters and a transport sunk. 4 other B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers damage 2 vessels off South West Hainan Ireland
and bomb dock, railroad, and oil dump at Bakli. 6 P-40 fighters
bomb and strafe barracks and hangars at Phu Tho and strafe
freight cars at Yen Bay and Suo Ha.
Fifth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers hit Aitape. 70 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
pound Momote airfield. 35 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Thirteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tobera airfield, and 23
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Lakunai airfields. Both
forces are escorted by fighters. P-40 fighters and Navy fighters
escort Navy SBD Dauntless dive bomber and torpedo bombers
dive bombing runway and antiaircraft positions at Vunakanau.
Seventh Air Force. During 13-14
February 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa, operating
individually at intervals, bomb Wotje, Taroa, and Mille.
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