Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb approaches to Ficulle and Todi
railway bridges. A-20 Havoc light bombers blast fuel supplies.
P-40 fighters, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and A-36 Apache
dive bomber hit Capranica viaduct, town of Zagarolo, railway
at Spigno Monferrato, marshalling yard at Orte Terni, tunnel
at Capranica, and tracks, vehicles, railway cars, ammunition
dump, bridge, and targets at various points in Central Italy.
Fifteenth Air Force. 31st Fighter Group (P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers)
(transferred from Twelfth Air Force on 1
) begins operations. It becomes the fifth operational
fighters group of Fifteenth Air Force. 432 heavy bombers attack
Brasov marshalling yard, Turnu Severin marshalling yard and
airfield, aircraft factory and airfield at Belgrade, and marshalling
yard at Nish. Over 90 fighters fly escort while 50 others,
failing to rendezvous with heavy bombers, strafe trains on
Crcliova line East of Turnu Severin.
Tenth Air Force. In Arakan area 20 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's pound troop positions
South and South West of Buthidaung. More than 50 others hit
Churachandpur, Homalin, Nawngpu-awng, Tiddim Road, and bridge
at Manipur Road. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridge
over Mogaung River while 9 others, along with 12 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, hit warehouse and railroad station at Mohnyin.
9 P-38 Lightning fighters destroy 3 medium bombers at Zayatkwin
near Rangoon while 2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers in Mandalay
area hit Anisakan airfield, destroying 2 aeroplanes.
Fifth Air Force. 170 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Hollandia town and airfield
and numerous other targets in the area. P-39 fighters hit
wooded area and command targets along Hansa Bay and attack
villages and supply dumps from Bogia to Uligan Harbour. P-38
Lightning fighters hit Madang area. Other B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Koepang. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly light
strike against Wakde. Other aircraft, operating singly or
in pairs, attack targets on North coast of New Guinea and
Southeast coast of New Britain.
Thirteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb runway at Satawan. 24 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Ratawul supply area and alternate
target of Raluana. At Rabaul 30 fighter-bombers attack area
inland from Toboi wharf.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, staging through Eniwetok, strike
Truk. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Abemama hit Maloelap
and Mille, using Majuro as a rearming base between the strikes.
Sunk 16 April 1944
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