Eighth Air Force. 689 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb airfields, marshalling yards, aircraft assembly
plant, and targets at Tutow, Osnabruck, Barth, Sylt Island,
Stettin, and Stralsund. 12 heavy bombers are lost.
Ninth Air Force. More than 300 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light
bombers bomb airfields, coastal defences, railway battery,
sites in France and Belgium. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters carry
out dive-bombing raids on various targets.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers, light bombers, and fighter-bombers continue to attack
lines of command but devote main effort to support of Allied
ground forces push against Gustav Line (French Expeditionary
Force with United States Fifth Army gains spectacular breakthrough
by fierce assault). A-20 Havoc light bombers hit command post;
B-26 Marauder medium bombers damage Cortona, Certaldo, Signa,
and Montepescali bridges; B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast
towns in rear of battle line with good results at Pastena,
Pico, Vallecorsa and Itri, and fighter-bombers carry out armed
reconnaissance and scheduled attacks against command, road
and rail traffic, and gun positions along immediate battle
line and in areas around Esperia, Pico, Sant' Oliva, Pignataro
Interamna, Arce, Fondi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Terni, Orvieto,
Chiusi, Rieti, and North of Rome.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers continue interdiction in support of ground forces.
670 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, mostly with fighters escort, attack marshalling
yards at Trento, Bronzola, Fidenza, Piacenza, Faenza, Imola,
Cesena, Modena, Parma, San Rufillo, Borgo San Lorenzo, Castel
Maggiore and Bologna, and hit railroad bridges at Bolzano
and Avisio. Fighters sweep Bologna Modena area.
Tenth Air Force. Nearly 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers over Mogaung
Valley hit gun positions, bridges, support ground forces (near
Nanyaseik), and hit numerous targets throughout the whole
valley. 12 A-36 Apache dive bomber hit positions near Maungdaw.
19 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 46 A-31 Vengeance dive
bomber's pound several points along road and bomb troop concentrations
at Bishenpur. 30 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, A-36 Apache dive bomber, and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers hit Indaw, Taungbaw, and Mohnyin. 11 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Monywa.
Fourteenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit storage and warehouse areas
at Mangshik and Lungling, bridge at Hsenwi, truck and tank
concentrations South West of Loyang, and town area of Lungling.
39 P-40 fighters hit military installations at Mengta and
Tating, village North of Kaitou bridge at Tingka, and truck
concentration at Yingyangchen.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit dispersal areas on Japan Island,
supply areas and antiaircraft guns at Bosnik, and airfields
at Sorido, Namber, and near Moemi River. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airfields in
the Wakde Maffin Sawar Arare area. More than 200 fighter-bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
thoroughly pound airfields, bridges, fuel dumps, vehicles,
villages, antiaircraft guns, and supply areas in Wewak Hansa
Thirteenth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-39 fighters and P-40 fighters attack piers at Ratsua, Porton,
Chabai, and Tarlena. 30 other fighter-bombers hit various
targets, including supply area Southeast of Bonis, town of
Chabai, village near Ibu, and huts and villages along Numa
Numa trail. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit coastal guns
at Hahela Mission. 21 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and more
than 40 P-39 fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters
pound supply areas at Talili Bay. Fighter sweeps over North
New Britain and New Ireland continue. Many targets are strafed.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok from Kwajalein,
bomb Truk during the early morning hours. Other heavy bombers
from Kwajalein bomb Maloelap and Jaluit. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers from Engebi hit Ponape.
Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers flies a shipping strike and strafes
2 fishing vessels.
Sunk 13 May 1944
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