Twelfth Air Force. Operations continue in support of Allied
ground assault. B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb road bridges
in immediate battle area with generally fair results. Roads
are blocked in Frosinone. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
landing ground at Viterbo while A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb
command post near Valmontone and drop supplies to French troops
on Monte Revole. Fighter-bombers hit railroads, bridges, trucks,
and gun positions behind and along battle front with good
results, destroying or severely damaging 6 bridges, creating
road blocks in towns of Vallecorsa and Pico, blasting gun
emplacements at Cassino, and hitting numerous targets.
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 450 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers bomb Piombino and San Stefano al Mare
harbours and shipping in the areas, harbour area and nearby
steel works in Portoferraio, causeway at Orbetello, marshalling
yard at Ancona, and town of Bihac. P-38 Lightning fighters
strafe airfields at Ghedi, Villafranca di Verona, Modena,
Forli, and Reggio Emilia while other fighters fly over 130
sorties of escort duty.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit positions South of Buthidaung
and South of Labawa. An equal number pound Bishenpur Moirang
area. 18 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Chauk oil installations
while 20 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Kangaung airfield. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers fly 90 sorties
against Mogaung Valley targets, hitting targets at Kazu and
Namti and bridge at Kamaing, and supporting ground forces
in Myitkyina area.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters support ground forces at Mamien Pass, hit Japanese
positions at Tatangtzu, damage bridge and several trucks at
Shweli, strafe troops at Luchiangpa, and bomb and strafe horse
pack train near Tengchung. 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and 13 P-40 fighters pound Shayang barracks area and hit troops
and vehicles Northeast of Shasi.
Fifth Air Force. Allied forces land without opposition near
Arare after naval bombardment. Fifth Air Force B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit targets
in general vicinity at Sawar, Sarmi, and mouth of Orai River.
More than 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning
fighters escort, pound antiaircraft positions on Bosnik, Sorido,
and Mokmer, and supply areas and airfield on Noemfoor. 120
plus fighter-bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers continue
to hit Wewak Hansa Bay area.
Thirteenth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb airfields at Tobera while
43 P-39 fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters,
in conjunction with 40 Navy dive bombers, blast Vunakanau
area. Fighters on sweeps over the Bismarcks hit Nubai River
bridge and strafe targets on Gazelle Peninsula. 39 fighter-bombers
hit numerous targets in Bougainville area, including Muguai
area, bridge North of Numa Numa, barges at Banin Harbour,
and area around Ratsua.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb Wake while Engebi
based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Ponape.
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