Eighth Air Force. Almost 800 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers are dispatched
against targets in North West Germany. Weather prevents about
half from bombing primary targets but most manage to bomb
secondary or targets. Over 650 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb 10 marshalling yards and several bridges, railroads,
factories, barges, storage areas, city areas and numerous
scattered targets in North West Germany. 6 fighters groups
furnish support. 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups supporting
First Allied Airborne Army in the Netherlands engage well
over 100 fighters, downing 23. 9 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
are lost. As United Kingdom-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-Italy-United
Kingdom shuttle mission continues, over 90 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers and their fighters group take off from USSR,
bomb marshalling yard at Szolnok, and fly to Fifteenth Air
Force bases in Italy.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers
hit marshalling yards in Duren area to prevent reinforcements
from reaching Aachen area by rail. IX Tactical Air Command
supports United States V Corps in repelling counterattack
at Wallendorf bridgehead, supports Operation MARKET- GARDEN
and flies armed reconnaissance in West Germany. XIX Tactical
Air Command escorts light bombers and medium bombers, flies
cover both for MARKET-GARDEN and in Brest and Nancy areas,
and armed reconnaissance over Metz area.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather grounds medium bombers. Fighter-bombers
hit guns and defensive positions along Gothic Line and attack
roads and bridges in Bologna area.
Fifteenth Air Force. 96 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack railroad bridges at Kraljevo
and Mitrovica. 70 P-38 Lightning fighters provide target area
Tenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Liuchow and Chengkuing.
Troop Carrier transports fly over 100 sorties carrying men
and supplies to several China-Burma-India (CBI) locations.
Fourteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lingling, Lengshuitang,
Chuanhsien, Sinning, and Shanhsien. 150 P-40 fighters and
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound numerous targets during
armed reconnaissance flights from Tungting Lake Central Yangtze
River area to the South China Sea. The fighter-bombers particularly
concentrate on road transport in Changsha area and supply
dumps, buildings, and trucks near Sintsiang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Striking all principal targets
in Northeast Celebes, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Amoerang port
area, Menado fuel tanks and shipping personnel areas and antiaircraft
guns at Mapanget and Sidate, bivouac, supply areas, and lookout
towers along Lembeh Strait, Langoan airfield, and Kakas rest
Seventh Air Force. 29 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast shipping
at Chichi Jima. 24 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe
antiaircraft positions and storage areas on Pagan. 3 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers on snooper and armed reconnaissance
missions bomb Iwo Jima and Marcus.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly shipping sweep over Tomari
Cape. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers off to strike Kurabu
Cape turn back due to weather and mechanical failures.
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