Twelfth Air Force. Support for Allied ground assault into
Gustav Line continues as aircraft hit at lines of command
North and North West of Rome and blast targets in immediate
battle area. Medium bombers claim hits on bridges, bridge
approaches, and viaducts at Chiani, Marsciano, Monte Molino,
Castiglione d'Orcia, San Giovanni Valdarno, Poggibonsi, Tabianello,
and Arezzo. A-20 Havoc light bombers pound command posts in
battle area. Fighter-bombers hit stations, tracks, roads,
town areas, bridges, gun positions, and targets in immediate
battle area and in or near Esperia, Terni, Narni, Itri, Terracina,
Perugia, Chiusi, Orvieto, San Giovanni Valdarno, Maranola,
and other locations North of Rome.
Fifteenth Air Force. Just over 700 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Vicenza,
Padua, Ferrara, Treviso, Mestre, Mantua, and Piove di Sacco,
and airfields at Piacenza and Reggio Emilia. Fighters fly
over 170 sorties in escort. 48 P-38 Lightning fighters strafe
Aviano and Villaorba airfields.
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's bomb troops and gun positions at Lahaw.
12 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Tiddim road at Tonzang, causing
roadblock. 48 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's bomb positions
at Kalewa and South of Bishenpur. 11 P-40 fighters hit bridge
and road at Kazu and railroad shed at Myitkyina. 25 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit troop
positions at Hopin. Meiktila and Heho airfields are hit by
20 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters.
The fighters claim 4 aeroplanes downed in combat.
Fourteenth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit trucks
at Yoyang, river shipping, boxcars, and trucks at Pailochi
and Sienning, and storage area at Shayang. 20 other P-40 fighters
bomb and strafe towns near Mamien Pass, Pingkai and areas
around Mengta and Tating. 6 Japanese bombers hit Kienow, rendering
airfield temporarily unusable.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Bosnik supply areas and Sorido
runway. In Wakde Sawar Maffln Bay area, villages and antiaircraft
positions are pounded by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers. Fighter-bombers, A-20 Havoc
light bombers, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers maintain strikes against airfields, bridges,
trucks, villages, and other targets in Wewak Hansa Bay area.
Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tobera airstrip. 44 fighter-bombers
pound supply and personnel areas at Vunakanau. P-39 fighters
and P-40 fighters strafe targets in North and East Gazelle
Peninsula, and fighters patrols over Rabaul area attack several
targets. In Buka Bougainville area, 40 P-39 fighters and P-40
fighters bomb Hangan, Tsirogei, Tokiparo, pier at Kessa Plantation,
and near Ibu.
Seventh Air Force. 53 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein and 43 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Makin join Navy aircraft in pounding Jaluit.
Sinks 14 May 1944
Comes under attack from Allied aircraft, whilst towing M435
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