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16th February 1944

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Orte marshalling yard and attack Campoleone area. B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb San Stefano al Mare and hit area near Perugia railroad bridge, bridge North of Orvieto, factory near Marsciano bridge, and bridge at Albinia Station. A-20 Havoc light bombers, with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and South African Air Force (SAAF) Baltimores and Spitfires, hit concentrations in Anzio battle area. A-36 Apache dive bomber bomb Rome, Tiburtina and Rome, Ostiense marshalling yards in Rome area. P-40 fighters attack Monte Cassino Abbey, pound tanks, trucks, and troop concentrations along United States Fifth Army front, and hit towns of Fondi and Roccasecca. Fighters over Anzio encounter increased air effort in conjunction with all out ground offensive against Allied beachhead.

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, unescorted, bomb marshalling yards at Pontassieve, Siena, Poggibonsi, and Prato, bridge at Cecina, and railroad and highway near Rieti.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit supply dumps, troop concentrations, and encampment area near Myitkyina, Kamaing, Tonkin, and Walawbum. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers destroy 3 locomotives at Kyaingkwin.

Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out railroad bridge at Yen Bay and damage 2 other bridges to the South near the coast.

Fifth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack convoy off New Hanover. Over 30 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Panapai airfield and Kavieng, and some hit Cape Balangori and Talasea. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Halong. P-40 fighters hit shipping and barges in Wewak area.

Thirteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with 30 plus P-38 Lightning fighters and Navy F4U Corsair fighter, pound runway at Vunakanau airfield.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa bomb Wotje Atoll and Taroa Island. P-40 fighters from Makin fly 2 bombing and strafing strikes against Jaluit. A-24 Banshee dive bomber bomb Mille.

Henschel Hs 293
was used against the landing craft LCT 35, which was sunk off Anzio, Italy.

Henschel Hs 293
was used against the transport ship SS Elihu Yale which was sunk off Anzio, Italy.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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