Eighth Air Force. Over 1,100 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack 9 airfields, 2 aero engine factories,
1 oil plant, 2 bridges, 2 rail junctions and other secondary
and targets in South West Germany, East France, and Bordeaux
region. Fighters fly 388 sorties in support and destroy 10
aircraft, 19 locomotives, and numerous other ground targets.
6 fighter-bomber groups attack targets within 130 miles radius
of Paris, 136 fighter-bombers bombing various transportation
Ninth Air Force. IX Bomber Command medium bombers and light
bombers hit several highway and rail bridges, junctions and
sidings mostly beyond battle lines in France to delay and
complicate German retreat. Fighters escort bombers, fly armed
reconnaissance over Falaise, Broglie, and Chartres areas,
and support ground forces, especially 7 armed and infantry
divisions, over wide areas of North and West France. A XIX
Tactical Air Command squadron uniquely effects surrender of
a number of Wehrmacht ground troops, Germans on roads being
strafed by squadron Northeast of Carrouges wave white flags,
whereupon planes buzz the road and shepherd enemy troops into
a column which then proceeds to United States lines to surrender.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit coastal defence guns while fighter-bombers pound
various gun positions, tracks, enemy Headquarters, and targets
in the Toulon Nice area. Fighters strafe radar installations
and targets along the French South coast as DRAGOON forces
approach. During 13
August 1944 A-20 Havoc light bombers hit targets in West Po
Valley and fuel dump North of Italy battle area.
Fifteenth Air Force. 540 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb gun positions in Toulon and Genoa areas as DRAGOON
convoy heads for French Mediterranean coast. 145 P-38 Lightning
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe radar installations
at several coastal points.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Mohnyin and Indaw. 18 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers pound targets in Myothit area. 46 other fighter-bombers
hit various North Burma targets including Naba junction, active
area near Pinbaw, building and targets at Thaikwagon, command
post at Hopin, motor pool at Nansiaung Forest, ammunition
and other supplies in Mohnyin area, and bridges South of Bhamo
one of which is slightly damaged.
Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast Lungling while 16 P-40
fighters hit fortified pass and targets to the South. 12 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb railroad yards at Siangtan. 31
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit railroad
yards, river shipping, and general targets at Hengyang. 13
P-40 fighters attack Tengchung. 13 others hit trucks, troops,
and river craft at Pailochi and Siying and 4 bomb bridge at
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers attack Ternate Island, antiaircraft positions,
oil dumps, barracks, supply areas, and other targets throughout
the Halmaheras. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield
at Babo while A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers,
along with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes, blasting
bivouac, and troops at Terabu, Kaiten, and Wewak Point.
Seventh Air Force. The Seventh is reorganised as a mobile
tactical airforce, retaining only units that will function
in the combat area. VII Bomber Command includes 11th, 30th,
41st, and 494th Bomber Groups, VII Fighter Command includes
15th and 318th Fighter Groups and 8th Night Fighter Squadron
and the recently activated VII Air Service Area Command is
composed of 4 service groups. Saipan based B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit Pagan. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Rota. From the Marshalls,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Ponape and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Wotje.
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