Eighth Air Force. Almost 1,000 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack 9 marshalling yards and gas unit
plant in and around general area of Cologne, along with several
other targets including oil facilities at Reisholz and Monheim.
3 fighters groups give general area support while 12 groups
provide close escort. 2 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters groups attack
command in Hannover and Munster, Kassel areas.
Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents bomber operations. Fighters
fly rail cutting missions and support elements of United States
First, Third, Seventh, and Ninth Armies in East France and
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb bridges in West Po Valley. B-26
Marauder medium bombers hit bridges in the East part of the
Valley, and have excellent success bombing a railway fill
at Ossenigo, trapping over 300 railway cars North of the target.
Fighters and fighter-bombers concentrate efforts toward support
of ground forces along wide front in the mountains South of
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to weather
Tenth Air Force. Approximately 40 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack positions in Mohnyin
area and at Man Naung, supply concentrations at Kyungyi, railroad
targets in Mawhun area, ammunition stores at Manwing, and
buildings near Muse. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit town
of Onbauk, storage facilities at Indaw, and vicinity of Thabeikkyin.
Transport operations in China-Burma-India (CBI) continue on
Fourteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 33 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
and 18 P-40 fighters pound White Cloud airfield and shipping
in Hong Kong area. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Amoy.
6 fighter-bombers hit targets near Mangshih and Tajungchiang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers again pound airfields and oil storage
on Ceram. P-38 Lightning fighters carry out shipping sweep
over Flores area and on Halmahera bomb Pitoe and Kaoe areas.
P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Amahai airfield while bombers
on armed reconnaissance hit nearby targets. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters attack Sagan airfield.
Seventh Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan strike fuel storage,
antiaircraft positions, and installations at airfield on Iwo
Jima. 1 other heavy bomber bombs airfield at Pagan. 2 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from the Marshalls bomb Wake on 15-16
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on armed reconnaissance over
Paramushiru turn back when flight drifts off course. 1 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers strafes a freighter off Shimushiru.
launched against England, hit Rettenden near Chelmsford.
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