Eighth Air Force. 270 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers are dispatched to bomb V-weapon
installations in Pas de Calais area, but strike is cancelled
because of bad weather. 7 bombers manage to attack Paix airfield
as target. 2 aeroplanes are lost to antiaircraft fire.
Ninth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack V-weapon
site at Lottinghen, Les Grands Bois. 37 abort due to bad weather.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb railway bridges North West and
West of Sarzana and at Viareggio, hit tracks South of the
latter, and, along with South African Air Force (SAAF) light
bombers, bomb Fabriano marshalling yard. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Spoleto marshalling yard, hitting East and West
choke points and line to Terni, and also attack Perugia marshalling
yard with less successful results. A-36 Apache dive bomber
bomb railroad station between Orte and Orvieto while P-40
fighters hit supply dump near Velletri and gun positions along
beachhead line directly South of Rome.
Tenth Air Force. 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters, A-36 Apache dive bomber, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
along with 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound numerous targets
in Shaduzup area, knock out a span of bridge in Shaduzup,
hit town of Loilaw, pound supply and ammunition dumps near
Warazup and Seton, and bomb building area North of Namti.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 4 P-40 fighters attack airfields
and seaplane anchorage at Kiungshan on Hainan Island. 16 P-40
fighters bomb bridge at Puchi, scoring direct hits on both
Fifth Air Force. 160 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and P-40
fighters thoroughly pound Wewak area. United States aircraft
claim 8 interceptors shot down. Other aircraft, operating
singly or in flights of 2 or 3, attack several targets in
Northeast New Guinea New Britain area. In the Admiralties,
Hauwei Island is cleared of enemy opposition and artillery is brought
Thirteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with Navy fighters escort, and
22 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Rabaul area, hitting
North West part of Rabaul and harbour and waterfront section.
27 P-39 fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters
pound Wunapope supply area.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Engebi bomb Kusaie while B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa hit Ponape. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Abemama and Tarawa pound Mille.
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