Eighth Air Force. More than 750 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack aircraft industries, airfields
and targets at Germendorf, Annahof, Brandenburg, Rathenow,
Luneburg, Perleberg, Wittenberge, Birkenwerder, Cuxhaven,
and Barnewitz, and a V-weapon
site at Watten. 19 United States heavy bombers are lost.
Ninth Air Force. XIX A Support Command is redesignated XIX
Tactical Air Command and becomes operational. IX A Support
Command is redesignated IX Tactical Air Command. 277 B-26
Marauder medium bombers (including 24 dropping Window) and
37 A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb gun positions and marshalling
yards at Dunkirk, Calais, and Charleroi, Saint Martin.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters fighter-bombers cut several rail lines
in Florence and Arezzo areas and strafe trains and motor transport.
P-40 fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Itri and rail
bridge and fuel dumps as campaign against command continues.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe
Udine and Aiello airfields and targets of opportunity in Basiliano,
Sant' Andrea Island, and Cervignano del Friuli areas and in
Golfo di Panzano. Other fighters fly cover for the strafing
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's bomb positions South West of Buthidaung
while 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Akyab. 7 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb oil plant at Yenangyaung while 5, along
with 7 P-38 Lightning fighters, hit Ywataung. 6 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers score numerous hits on Mandalay, Shwebo railroad.
42 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's attack Fort White, Tiddim,
and Tamu. 15 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers bomb Kamaing and hit Myitkyina, Bhamo road.
Fifth Air Force. The newly created (11
) Thirteenth Air Task Force (Provisional), commanded
by General Streett and temporarily composed of elements of
Thirteenth Air Force (which is being moved to Southwest Pacific
Area (SWPA)), a few Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadrons,
Seventh United States Fleet air units, and Fifth Air Force
units in the Admiralties and New Britain, is placed under
operational control of Fifth Air Force Advanced Echelon. Operating
out of Momote, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth
Air Task Force bomb Woleai and Mariaon Islands. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force hit Manokwari and Babo. Madang
area is hit by fighter-bombers.
Thirteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Satawan, 23
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, weathered out of Vunakanau,
bomb Tobera airfield. 12 others and 9 fighter-bombers which
fail to reach Rapopo bomb airstrip at Keravat. Wunapope is
hit by about 40 fighter-bombers, with considerable damage
to the supply area.
Seventh Air Force. First Seventh Air Force attack on the Marianas
takes place as B-24 Liberator heavy bombers escorting Navy
photo aeroplanes on reconnaissance mission from Eniwetok bomb
Saipan. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers staging through
Eniwetok hit Truk. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa
bomb Ponape. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb
Wake after failing to find shipping reported in the area.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Abemama bomb Jaluit and
Maloelap, using Majuro as shuttle base between strikes.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly armed reconnaissance over
Matsuwa, Onnekotan, and Paramushiru Islands. Cloud cover and
lack of moon permit only bombing of Kashiwabara airfield and
Banjo Cape area.
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