Eighth Air Force. 51 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
site at Saint-Pol, Siracourt. 34 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
bomb target, an airfield believed to be Coxyde or Nieuport.
Ninth Air Force. 194 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb V-weapon
sites, Cherbourg, Maupertus airfield, and targets during morning
mission. 122 B-26 Marauder medium bombers again bomb V-weapon
construction sites in coastal area of North France during
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Monte Cassino Benedictine Abbey in support of New Zealand
Corps assault to establish bridgehead across the Rapido South
of Cassino. Other B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb railroad
at Monte Molino and marshalling yard at Montepescali. A-20
Havoc light bombers attack motor transport, roads, and road
junction in Albano Laziale area and North West of Valmontone.
P-40 fighters bomb concentrations near Cisterna di Roma, and
dumps in Valmontone and Rocca di Papa areas. A-36 Apache dive
bomber hit concentrations North of Anzio beachhead, strafe
trucks and barracks in Frosinone Rieti areas, bomb Tiburtina
and Trastevere marshalling yards in Rome area, and hit buildings
North of Velletri.
Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 100 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb
Monte Cassino Benedictine Abbey. 60 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
attack Poggibonsi marshalling yard, Campoleone, and Porto
d' Ascoli. Heavy cloud cover causes numerous aborts. All the
missions are unescorted.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and A-36 Apache dive
bomber hit targets in Burma, including rice mill and radio
station at Waingmaw, targets along Hukawng Walawbum road,
motor pool and dumps in Kamaing area, troops and supplies
at Padi Ga and canal bridge at Ye-u. P-40 fighters also drop
land mines on Nampaung.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on sweep of Gulf of Tonkin coastal
areas and North Indochina score direct hit on steamer at Haiphong
and nearby railroad station, damage bridges near Viet Tri
and patrol launch at Hanoi, and hit engine sheds at Thanh
Fifth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kavieng town area, harbour, and
shipping and Panapai airfield. 17 other B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, prevented by weather from reaching Panapai, bomb
Talasea on New Britain.
Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with fighters cover, bomb runway
and dispersal area of Vunakanau airfield. 20 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers hit Borpop airfield, causing heavy damage in
runway and revetment areas. In ground action, United States
and New Zealand troops land on Nissan Island in Green Islands,
40 miles North West of Buka; opposition is weak and organised
resistance will end on 23
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa and Makin pound Ponape
and Mille. 10 P-40 fighters from Makin bomb and strafe runways
and a disabled vessel at Mille.
was used against the United States Navy's destroyer USS Herbert
C Jones which was badly damaged.
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