Ninth Air Force. 9th Bomber Division hits bridges at Saarlouis,
Roermond, Venlo, Euskirchen, and Mayen, plus several targets.
Escorting fighters also fly armed reconnaissance over areas
of Metz and extensively over West Germany, attacking railroads
and other targets, and support United States First, Third,
and Seventh Armies.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather cancels all medium bombers operations
except for attacks on 4 targets bridges and supply dumps in
the battle area South of Bologna. Fighter-bombers support
United States Fifth Army operations more successfully in the
area, hitting gun emplacements, troop concentrations, supply
dumps, bridges, and vehicles.
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 650 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) fighters escorted heavy bombers bomb oil refineries
at Blechhammer and Vienna, Floridsdorf, motor works, locomotive
shops, and marshalling yard at Vienna, Graz, Banhida, Szekesfehervar,
Papa, Hranice and Mezirici. Some of the escorting fighters
strafe railroads, roads, and airfields in areas of Balaton
and Neusiedler Lakes, Vienna, and Prostejov. Other fighters
strafe roads, railroads, and Danube River traffic in Vienna,
Gyor, Budapest areas.
Tenth Air Force. 38 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters strike Okkyin, Yebyangale, and Theinlon,
and hit troops in Myothit area. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
support ground forces in Mohnyin area, 12 attack and considerably
damage Wanling bridge and 4 hit targets in the area. Transports
fly over 280 sorties hauling troops and supplies to China-Burma-India
Fourteenth Air Force. 138 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on numerous
armed reconnaissance missions throughout South China and into
West Burma attack troop areas, river craft, town areas, bridges,
trucks, and other targets. 71 of the fighter-bombers hit targets
in Kweiping area while the others attack targets around Chuanhsien,
Litou, Shepchung, Tengyun, Lungfukwan, Kingshan, Mangshih,
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Menado and surrounding area.
P-38 Lightning fighters hit antiaircraft positions, enemy
concentrations, and other targets in Northeast Celebes and
Halmaheras. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers attack
Boela oil installations and airfields at Amahai, Kairatoe,
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Yap. From the Marshalls
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Truk. Gilberts based B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Nauru.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kurabu airfield and bomb
and strafe buildings on Tomari Cape, scoring hits on canneries,
warehouses, and barracks. Later, 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
photograph and bomb targets at Kashiwabara.
launched against England, hit Great Burstead, Brentwood.
launched against England, hit Little Wakering, Southend.
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