Eighth Air Force. 888 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers, flying in 3 forces, bomb Saarbrucken marshalling
yards and aircraft engine plant at Munich. 548 fighters execute
escort assignments. In addition 1 flight of P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters strafes a marshalling yard North of Karlsruhe, destroying
4 locomotives. 10 heavy bombers are lost, along with 5 fighters.
12 Luftwaffe aircraft are claimed destroyed.
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather prevents bomber operations and
restricts fighters. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance in Sens-Montargis
area, hitting rail and highway traffic, warehouses, barracks,
and armoured cars and tanks. Rail lines and bridges are hit
in Saint-Florentin Dreux Evreux Chartres Mamers Gassicourt
areas. IX Tactical Air Command fighters furnish area cover,
bomb troop concentrations, vehicles, and gun positions in
Lessay Coutances area, and attack rail traffic West of Angers,
landing field West of Alencon, marshalling yard at Vendome,
and bridge at Tours.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers again bomb bridges in the Po Valley. A-20 Havoc light
bombers hit ammunition plant. Fighter-bombers attack targets,
mainly railroads, in areas North of Arno River in advance
of the battlefront.
Fifteenth Air Force. 581 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers attack targets in Northeast Italy, hitting marshalling
yards at Verona, Mestre, Brescia, and Mantua, Pinzano al Tagliamento
railroad bridge, and oil storage at Porto Marghera and Trieste.
P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly
escort. Other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers carry out sweep
over Po Valley.
Tenth Air Force. 44 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support ground forces
in Myitkyina area. 40 more A-36 Apache dive bomber, P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit bridges
at Nyaunggon, Mohnyin, Myothit, Mawlu, and Henu, and attack
Hopin, Lashio, and Indawgyi Lake areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Pailochi airfield, causing
large fires and considerable damage. 45 P-40 fighters attack
trucks, compounds, river shipping, and troop concentrations
between Hengyang and Siangtan, pound town of Liling and Siangtan
airfield, and strafe shipping from Changsha South along Siang
Chiang River. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Chenghsien
railroad yards and storage area. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Tengchung and Mangshih.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again bomb
Yap and Sorol. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb gun positions
and airfield at Babo and in Manokwari area and hit supply
depot at Kokas. Fighter-bombers support Allied ground forces
in Aitape area while A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers
pound occupied areas and gun positions in Wewak area and on
Mushu Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers also hit Amahai
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters continue to hit Tinian. Kwajalein based
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Truk. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers from Makin pound Nauru.
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