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18th January 1944

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit harbour, tin mills, steel works, power house, and blast furnaces at Piombino, and bomb Montalto di Castro railroad and bridge. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit town and railway viaduct at Terni, and A-20 Havoc light bombers blast gun positions in Minturno area. P-40 fighters hit trains, wharves and vessels in Ploca and Metkovic areas. A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-40 fighters pound troops, trucks, and gun positions in Minturno area and near Pontecorvo and Atina, hit petrol dump at Pignataro Interamna, warehouse at Fontana Liri, factory at Ceprano, rail and road junction at Avezzano, and railway at Santa Marinella.

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack marshalling yards, a bridge and an airfield in Florence area. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters provide close escort.

Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters hit airfields and satellite field at Meiktila. 18 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb encampment area at Kyaukchaw. 17 A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit troops, dumps, and workshops at Sawnghka. 11 P-40 fighters attack troops and stores at Shaduzup. 3 transport aeroplanes are lost to Japanese fighters during supply dropping mission Southeast of Sumprabum.

Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb railroad yard and wharf at Campha Port and oil storage facilities at Mon Cay.

Fifth Air Force. Hansa Bay area is bombed by 40 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers positions around Shaggy Ridge. 55 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-40 fighters engage a like number of fighters over Wewak, losing 3 P-38 Lightning fighters and claiming 12 shot down.

Thirteenth Air Force. 34 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers supported by 70 fighters, pound Tobera. Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance bomb Maliai, Vunakanau, and Lakunai areas.

Seventh Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Abemama attack barracks area, runway, and gun positions on North part of Mille. 25 A-24 Banshee dive bomber and 8 P-40 fighters from Makin pound oil storage area South of Jabor on Jaluit. The P-40 fighters also strafe a radio station in target area.

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