Eighth Air Force. 38 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack V-weapon
site at Marquise, Mimoyecques while 90 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb similar target at Saint-Pol, Siracourt.
Ninth Air Force. 45 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb
airfields at Creil and Evreux, Fauville, and Somain marshalling
yard. Over 300 others are forced to abandon missions because
of thick clouds.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers again hit command lines North and
North West of the front while fighter-bombers in close support
of Allied ground assault through Gustav Line blast gun positions,
motor transport, ammunition supplies, bridges, rolling stock,
and other military targets in the battle area. The medium
bombers and light bombers also hit harbours and vessels along
coasts at Piombino, Talamone, Portoferraio, and Ancona.
Fifteenth Air Force. Weather cancels all operations except
fighters sweep over Toulon Marseille area.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit gun positions West of Buthidaung
and signal centre to the Southeast. 19 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers pound targets along Tiddim road while 36 A-31 Vengeance
dive bomber's hit Moirang. 20 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and fighter-bombers hit gun positions at Hopin and airfield
at Myitkyina. 17 P-38 Lightning fighters attack Heho and Kangaung
airfield, claiming 15 aircraft destroyed, most of them in
the air. 7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Myitkyina, Kalewa,
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike Kengluang bridge and hit
installations near Wan Pa-Hsa. P-40 fighters strafe troops
near Pingkai, along Mamien Pass, and in the Mengta area.
Fifth Air Force. Wewak Hansa Bay area is again hit by A-20
Havoc light bombers, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and fighter-bombers.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
attack numerous targets in Wakde Sawar Sarmi Maffin Bay areas
and on Biak Island. Thirteenth Air Task Force B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers from the Admiralties bomb supply and bivouac
areas on Mariaon and Tagaulap Islands and antiaircraft guns
on Woleai and Paliau Islands.
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 40 P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning
fighters, and P-39 fighters, along with torpedo bombers and
SBD Dauntless dive bomber, pound area North of Muguai, and
hit Maika area between Muguai and Ebery's Lease. 40 fighters
on sweeps over Bougainville and Shortland Islands attack antiaircraft
positions, trucks, and huts at several locations including
Kieta, Cape Friendship, and Chabai areas. Allied fighters
sweeps continue over Rabaul area several targets, including
a concentration of barges in Keravia Bay, are hit.
Seventh Air Force. Operations are limited to photo reconnaissance
of Jaluit from Kwajalein.
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