Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers continue to hit rail bridges, bombing farther into
the North of Italy and thus putting more pressure on the strained
German command system. Light bombers hit storage areas. Fighter-bombers
continue close support to Allied ground forces, hitting town
areas, roads, enemy positions, railroads, and numerous other
targets in battle area, including points in or around Pico,
Pontecorvo, Fondi, Terracina, Ceccano, Pastena, San Giovanni
Valdarno, Perugia, Terni, Spoleto, Sant' Elpidio a Mare, Pedaso,
and North of Rome, as British Eighth Army completes reduction
of Gustav Line in Liri River Valley with capture of Cassino,
while United States Fifth Army takes Formia.
Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 450 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, most with fighters escort, attack
marshalling yards at Belgrade and Nish and oil refineries
at Ploesti. Over 300 other heavy bombers abandon missions
because of bad weather. Fighters strafe Nish and Scutari airfields.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's bomb Daletme while 36 hit targets
South West of Homalin, South of Bishenpur, and at Moirang.
140 fighter-bombers and 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound
numerous targets throughout Mogaung Valley, concentrating
on bridges (at least 4 are knocked out) and support of ground
forces in areas around Myitkyina, Nanyaseik, Kamaing, Namkwin,
Kazu, Lonkin, and Katkyo. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock
out Mu River bridge and damage Chaungu bridge approaches.
12 P-38 Lightning fighters destroy several aeroplanes at Shwebo.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters pound barracks
and warehouse areas at Chienyangi, causing many fires. 30
P-40 fighters support ground forces in Salween area, hitting
troops and positions at Tengchung, Tatangtzu, Mamien Pass,
and Luchiangpa. 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb towns
of Lungling and Tengchung. 25 Chinese-American Composite Wing
(CACW) and Chinese Air Force (CAF) P-40 fighters attack trucks,
armour, and troops at Chueh-shan and Loning, causing widespread
Fifth Air Force. More than 100 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) fighter-bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound targets
in Wewak Hansa Bay area throughout the day. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers hit targets on Halmahera Island and bomb Bosnik.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Larot and Saumlakki.
Thirteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-39 fighters hit barges off Porton. 40 P-38 Lightning fighters
and P-39 fighters pound supply area North of Muguai.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers based at Makin bomb Taroa, rearm at
Majuro, and attack same target during return flight to base.
Eleventh Air Force. Over the Kurils, a B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers on weather reconnaissance hits a Japanese aircraft
and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sink an auxiliary vessel.
Another is sunk shortly before midnight by 2 other B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers .
Is severely damaged after being in a collision with Mal 5.
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