Ninth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers
of 9th Bomber Division hit Haguenau. Weather prevents 100
bombers from attacking targets. Fighters escort bombers, fly
patrol and armed reconnaissance over wide area of West Germany,
and support United States 104th and 4th Infantry Divisions
and 2d Armoured Division, East of Aachen and near Hurtgen.
Twelfth Air Force. For the first time in several months the
Twelfth's medium bombers attack targets in Yugoslavia, hitting
bridges along the Brod Zagreb Maribor railroad. Medium bombers
also hit rail bridges and viaducts in Northeast Italy, concentrating
on Brenner Pass where ground haze and smoke screen at Avisio
viaduct hamper the attacks. Fighter-bombers of XXII Tactical
Air Command cut rail lines, hit larger concentrations of railroad
cars, and blast several ammunition and fuel dumps North of
the battle line below Bologna. Fighter-bombers closely supporting
ground forces also hit guns and other military targets in
Fifteenth Air Force. 630 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Blechhammer South and Vienna, Floridsdorf
oil refineries, industrial area in and near Vienna, marshalling
yards at Maribor, Gyor, Graz, Salzburg, Villach, and town
of Sankt Johann in Tirol, plus several scattered targets.
Fighters escort heavy bombers and fly reconnaissance and reconnaissance
Tenth Air Force. 33 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit troop and vehicle concentrations
and supply areas at Manlu, Loi Lum, Nawng Moloi, and Kyaukme.
10 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in North
Burma railroad corridor near Meza. 16 others sweep rail line
from Hsipaw to Sedaw hitting rolling stock, gun positions
and other targets while 3 bomb Meza railroad station. 16 others
strafe airfields at Nawnghkio, Anisakan, and Onbauk. 9 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb bridges at Lashio, knocking out
a bypass bridge and damaging others. Several machine gun positions
are silenced in the bridge area. Transports continue to operate
on large scale, flying 266 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kowloon Docks. 15 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, in flights of 2 or 3 medium bombers each,
attack gun positions, storage areas, and village and town
areas North of Chuchou, South of Hpalen, West of Nanyo, and
at Chefang and Nanyo. Also a bridge at Tingka is knocked out.
100 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit targets
throughout Southeast and South West China, concentrating on
Mangshih and Changsha areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Legaspi airfield. In Mindanao
area B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Sasa and Likanan airfields.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers fly heckling missions over Central Philippine Islands,
Mindanao, and Northeast Celebes. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
continue to support ground forces on Mapia Islands.
Seventh Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, flying shipping strike out of
Saipan, attack vessels South West of Muko Jima and attack
harbour and town of Okimura.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Suribachi airfield. 2 fighters
intercept and damage 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers which
force lands on Kamchatka.
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launched against England, hit Rainham.
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