Eighth Air Force. Over 950 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack 11 oil refineries, aircraft plants and
several targets in Central Germany. 16 fighters groups fly
over 600 support sorties. 24 heavy bombers are lost. Fighters
claim 32 air victories.
Ninth Air Force. The 4 groups of 98th Combat Bomber Wing move
August 1944 from United Kingdom to the Continent. About 130
medium bombers and light bombers hit Foret de Roumare ammunition
dump and rail bridges at Pont-Audemer, Thibouville, Brionne,
Nassandres, and Le Bourg. Fighters escort IX Bomber Command,
give air cover to armoured division and infantry forces, and
fly patrol and armed reconnaissance over North and West France.
Twelfth Air Force. In support of DRAGOON forces, fighters
and fighter-bombers continue to blast enemy defences and command
on the beaches and in the invasion area of South France. A-20
Havoc light bombers hit lights and vehicles during 15
August 1944, from North of beachhead to Rhone River and during
the day raid ammunition stores. Medium bombers pound Rhone
River bridges and gun positions throughout the general area.
Fifteenth Air Force. 89 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters escort, bomb chemical
works at Friedrichshafen. 108 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers,
supporting DRAGOON, attack railroad bridges at Saint-Vallier,
Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny, Grenoble, and Isere-Valence. 42 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers escort Mediterranean Allied Tactical
Air Force (MATAF) C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft on supply
dropping mission to DRAGOON beachheads.
Tenth Air Force. As last Japanese resistance in India ceases,
16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Indaw. 20 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers hit airfields at Lashio, Nawnghkio, Shwebo,
Anisakan, and Onbauk. 37 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
hit strong points, pillboxes, and machine gun positions in
Pinbaw area. 19 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers attack targets at Katha, bridge South of Bhamo,
town of Tagwin, railroad targets between Naba and Hopin, enemy
held monastery, and ammunition dump at Pegu.
Fourteenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Wanling area and warehouses
while 12 hit Chaling area and warehouses at Siangtan. 90 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit bridges, fortified
positions, troops, trucks, river craft, supplies, gun positions,
and other targets in Hsenwi and Lungling areas and in widespread
area around Tungting Lake and Central Yangtze River.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Miti and Lolobata airfields, warehouses
and shipping facilities at Ternate Island, shipping in Wasile
and Weda Bays, installations on Ajoe and Japanese positions
at Tanimbar Islands. Off Alor Island B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers sink small vessel. A-20 Havoc light bombers support
ground forces in Maffln Bay area while P-39 fighters hit troops
and positions from Manokwari to Windissi and bomb airfields
at Ransiki, Moemi, and Waren.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan hit Chichi Jima and Pagan.
Marshall based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Truk.
Sunk 16 August 1944
Sunk 16 August 1944, along with R213
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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