Eighth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers dispatched against Les Foulons
rail bridge abort because of cloud cover over target. 20 fighters
groups strafe and bomb between Brussels and Paris, 11 marshalling
yards, 2 airfields and numerous targets and destroy many locomotives,
train cars, and road vehicles along with bridges, towers,
warehouses and barges.
Ninth Air Force. 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb road bridges at Montfort-sur-Risle, Pont-Audemer, Nassandres,
Beaumont-le-Roger, Le Bourg, Brionne, and Beaumontel, and
rail bridge at La Ferriere-sur-Risle. Fighters fly ground
force cover over Saint-Malo and Dreux and armed reconnaissance
in North West France. IX Tactical Air Command fighters attack
and severely damage Gestapo Headquarters near Chateauroux.
Twelfth Air Force. Despite bad weather, medium bombers attack
railroad bridges leading to beachhead area of South French
coast and hit coastal guns South West of Toulon. Light bombers
hit motor transport during night and drop ammunition to invasion
forces. Fighter-bombers and fighters on armed reconnaissance
and patrol score excellent results against motor transport
and rail cars and destroy several aeroplanes on airfields
in South France.
Fifteenth Air Force. 53 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, with fighters cover, bomb
Nish airfield. 250 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted
by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, bomb 3 oil refineries and
targets in Ploesti area.
Tenth Air Force. 47 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
support ground forces in Pinbaw area. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Katha. 12 fighter-bombers pound town areas of
Nanyinbya and Bilumyo. 12 other fighter-bombers attack artillery
positions and storage areas in Momauk area. India is cleared
of all Japanese forces.
Fourteenth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast Yoyang. 18 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb railroad yards and storage area at Chiuchiang
and 4 hit road and airfield in Hengyang area and storage buildings
at Nanyo. 100 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
and P-38 Lightning fighters on offensive reconnaissance attack
town areas, bridges, hangars, supply dumps, railroad targets,
and road and river traffic in East Burma, around Hsenwi, Tungling,
and Tengchung, and throughout Tungting Lake Central Yangtze
River area, particularly in Hengyang area. 8 P-40 fighters
attack shipping in Haiphong area and between Dong Trieu and
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields
on Amboina, Ceram and Boeroe Islands. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers strafe installations at Dili, on Moloe, and in North
West Kai Islands. Medium bombers sink transport vessel off
Halmahera Island. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Klamono oil
fields while fighter-bombers hit gun positions, storage areas,
and other targets at Ransiki and Manokwari and troop concentrations
along North shore of MacCluer Gulf. On Biak P-40 fighters,
supporting ground forces landing at Wardo, pound shore positions
and troops inland as enemy remnants on Biak break up into
small groups. P-39 fighters strafe troops from Cape Wom to
Dandriwad River and near But, and hit gun positions at Marubian.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Iwo Jima. Makin based
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Ponape.
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