Eighth Air Force. 527 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb 20 V-weapon
sites in the Pas de Calais area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers strike Pontecorvo bridge. A-20 Havoc
light bombers offer close support to United States Fifth Army
forces in Monte Trocchio area. P-40 fighters blast Loreto
tank repair shops. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber
hit defences in San Giuseppe, Sant' Elia Fiumerapido, and
Monte Trocchio areas. A-36 Apache dive bomber also attack
road and buildings East of Minturno, town of Isola del Liri,
and harbour at Anzio.
Fifteenth Air Force. Around 200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers attack town area and airfield at Mostar. P-38
Lightning fighters provide escort throughout the missions,
and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters join the B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers at the target and cover the flight back to base.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) encounters
bad weather which limits operations to fighters patrols in
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on coastal sweep from Pakhoi
to Haiphong bomb group of buildings on Weichow Ireland. 2
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers damage 2 vessels near Saint John
Fifth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and
P-40 fighters hit Alexishafen and Erima area. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Cape Busching. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
attack targets along North coast of New Britain, and A-20
Havoc light bombers strike villages along South coast.
Thirteenth Air Force. During 13
January 1944, 15 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Vunakanau
and Lakunai airfields, Rabaul, Rapopo, and Malaguna. Just
before dawn, 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Au, Cape
Gazelle, and Buka. P-39 fighters join Navy SBD Dauntless dive
bombers in bombing Wakunai. 70 Allied fighters support strike
by more than 50 Navy dive bombers against shipping in Simpson
Harbour. Fighters claim 27 aircraft shot down.
Seventh Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Tarawa, bomb
3 islands in Kwajalein Atoll. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
from Makin fly mission against shipping at Wotje. 2 of the
medium bombers attack 2 small vessels, sinking 1 and damaging
the other. The other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombs a
runway and building on South part of Wotje.
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