Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945


Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

13th May 1944

WWII Timeline

Events On This Day

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, and V-weapon 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 area.

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.

R215 R-boat
Sunk 13 May 1944

Go To: 14th May


Leave a Comment




CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh


The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
WWII News articles from around the world

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting