Eighth Air Force. In the morning 592 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers operating in 3 forces attack 12
railroad bridges, 3 rail junctions, a railway choke point,
supply site, a marshalling yard, an airfield, and an oil storage
dump in France. 463 fighters complete sorties in support of
bombers; elements of 4 groups afterwards strafe ground targets,
claiming 23 locomotives, 18 trucks, and 55 train cars destroyed.
During the evening 126 heavy bombers attack 12 V-weapon
sites in North West France. 5 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
groups provide escort.
Ninth Air Force. With operations limited by weather, 69 medium
bombers hit fuel dumps at Rennes while 37 light bombers strike
fuel dumps at Bruz and marshalling yard at Dolde-Bretagne.
Fighters escort transports, fly area cover, attack fuel dumps
and landing field at Angers, dive-bomb defences at Coutances
in support of United States First Army, attack Nevers marshalling
yard, and hit troop concentrations in support of First Army
assault in Saint-Lo area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers concentrate on Po Valley bridges, hitting road and
rail bridges and viaducts at or near Alessandria, Ostiglia,
Bogliasco, Borgoforte, Moline, Imperia, Asti, Mollere, and
Casale Monferrato. Fighter-bombers continue to hit targets
North of battle area, concentrating on bridges and rail lines,
while United States Fifth Army elements take Luciana, and
reach Arno River Valley, but make little progress toward Leghorn.
British Eighth Army forces pursue enemy toward Florence.
Fifteenth Air Force. 162 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack marshalling yard and railroad
bridges at Avignon and railroad bridges at Arles and Tarascon.
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters provide
Tenth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
continue to hit forces in Myitkyina area, pound Tagwin, and
bomb marshalling yard at Mohnyin.
Fourteenth Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Changsha. 7 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 21 P-40 fighters pound railroad yards at
Kaifeng. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Operations against the Carolines
are restricted to snooper missions against Yap and Woleai.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb gun positions around Manokwari
and airfield at Moemi. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sink large
lugger in Kaiboes Bay. A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and P-39 fighters hit troop concentrations
and supplies between Aitape and Wewak at Abau, Parakaviu,
Nyaparake, and East of Tadji and bomb Boram airfield and Cape
Moem. Fuiloro is bombed by B-25 Mitchell medium bombers.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe Tinian. 48 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Makin stage through Engebi to bomb Ponape.
47 of the medium bombers (1 aborts) attack airfields facilities,
antiaircraft positions, and other targets throughout the atoll.
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