Eighth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters
groups, 4 carrying bombs, strafe Hannover, Bremen, Osnabruck
areas and bomb Ahlhorn airfield and Mannheim, Kaiserslautern
Ninth Air Force. Headquarters Ninth Air Force begins reorganisation
of IX Bomber Command as 9th Bomber Division, implementing
the redesignation on 30
. 150 medium bombers and light bombers attack
Bath dike and Arnemuiden road and rail embankment. Fighters
escort bombers, fly sweeps, and armed reconnaissance over
Rastatt and Haguenau, and support United States Third Army's
XII and XV Corps in repelling counter-attacks in Northeast
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack fuel and supply dumps and defensive positions
in Bologna and Rimini areas while fighter-bombers and fighters
bomb and strafe rail and road targets North of battle areas
in the North Apennine mountains as United States Fifth Army
forces struggle to break through strong enemy defences in
hills North of Prato, along main Monte Altuzzo ridge, on Monte
Veruca, Monte Monticelli, and other mountain positions.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather cancels bombing operations.
2 P-38 Lightning fighters fly weather reconnaissance and 54
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly supplies to South France.
Tenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to Liuchow. In spite of
bad weather, 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters sweep Lungling, Wanling,
Loiwing road and 5 damage bridge approach at Manyut.
Fourteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Hengyang. 12 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Kutkai. 28 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit targets in China, including Yuangshaho ferry, Pakmushih,
Chuanhsien, and Lengshuitang. 130 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance hit targets in Mangshih
and Lungling area and from North of Tangyang and along the
Yangtze River southward including areas around Changsha, Kiyang,
Samshui, Chuanhsien, Lingling, and Kwongning.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kendari air depot and Ambesia
airfield while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack large warehouse
at Gorontalo. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers pound Namlea, Liang, Haroekoe, Kairatoe, Laha,
and Kamarian. Fighter-bombers hit Manokwari, Sagan, Moemi,
and Waren airstrips.
Seventh Air Force. 17 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima.
3 others on training and armed reconnaissance missions bomb
Pagan and Marcus. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound enemy positions
on Pagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in the Marshalls bomb
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kataoka naval base. 4 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers abort a shipping sweep due to weather
and mechanical difficulties.
launched against England, hit Southgate.
launched against England, hit Wembley.
launched against England, hit Yiewsley.
launched against England, hit Willingdon, near Eastbourne.
launched against England, hit Noak Hill, near Romford.
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