Eighth Air Force. 172 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack V-weapon
installations at Wizernes, Watten, and Marquise. 24 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters fighter-bombers dive-bomb Gilze-Rijen airfields.
11 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly top cover while 39 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers fly uneventful supporting sweep over South
Ninth Air Force. 152 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 65 A-20 Havoc light bombers
attack NOBALL targets in Saint Omer area during morning and
afternoon missions. 16 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters dive-bomb
airfields between Boulogne-sur-Mer and Le Touquet. The morning
raids precede Eighth Air Force attack with heavy bombers on
Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF). Mediterranean Allied
Tactical Air Force (MATAF) issues directive for Operation
STRANGLE, to interdict supply movements in Italy by destroying
marshalling yards and attacking rail lines and ports in a
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack road bridge West of Arezzo
and port installations at San Stefano al Mare. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit bridge approach in South Orvieto, marshalling
yard's at Avezzano and Orte, and bridge at Orte. Tank repair
shops near Tivoli are bombed by A-20 Havoc light bombers.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-40 fighters strike at enemy
concentrations, dumps, and guns in United States Fifth Army
main battle area and in area North of Anzio beachhead.
Fifteenth Air Force. 460th Bomber Group (B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers) is declared operational making total of 14 heavy
bomber groups operational in Fifteenth Air Force. 234 B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
escorted by 100 fighters, bomb airfields and town of Klagenfurt.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers (over 150) hit Graz factory
complex marshalling yards at Metkovic and Knin. Enemy (fighters
provide fierce opposition and along with antiaircraft fire,
shoot down 17 heavy bombers and 1 fighters. United States
aircraft claim 30 enemy fighters destroyed in combat.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Wuntho.
More than 20 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's attack villages
and Japanese positions in the Chin Hills and near Chindwin.
70 fighter-bombers and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over
Mogaung Valley bomb supply dumps, enemy positions, and targets
throughout the area, concentrating attacks in and near Kamaing,
Mogaung, and Sumprabum. 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit
barracks and supply area at Meiktila airfield near Mandalay
while 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Indaw.
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 9 P-38 Lightning fighters, and
3 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on Yangtze River sweep damage
several river vessels, hit fort at Chihchow, and bomb airfields
Fifth Air Force. Over 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound
Wewak area, hitting especially hard the Cape Moem and Cape
Boram areas. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-39 fighters,
along with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes, bomb
Hansa Bay, Nubia, Madang, and Alexishafen area and hit targets
along Bogadjim Road. P-40 fighters attack bivouac area and
antiaircraft on Garove Island. 130 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and
P-38 Lightning fighters virtually destroy supply convoy proceeding
from Wewak toward Hollandia, sinking at least 5 vessels.
Thirteenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers over Rabaul area pound ammunition dump and
other targets around Cape Tawui. 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
blast Wunapope area, concentrating on workers' quarters. 24
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airstrip at Panapai, causing
considerable damage to runways.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers pound Wake from Kwajalein. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Abemama and Tarawa hit Maloelap, Jaluit,
and Mille. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa bombs
Mille and photographs Mille and Majuro Atolls.
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