Eighth Air Force. 325 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers are dispatched
to bomb 14 V-weapon
North France but are recalled because of clouds. Recall messages by mistake are
not sent to 3 squadrons 2 of these abort on decision of squadron leaders the other
continues on mission and 9 of its planes bomb a V-weapon
site at Mont Louis Ferme. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, relieved of escort duty
by recall of heavy bombers, claim 5 aircraft destroyed in aerial engagements.
Ninth Air Force. IX Air Defence Command is activated in United Kingdom by
Ninth Air Force to provide air defence behind the advancing Allied ground forces
in North Europe. Commanding General is General Richardson. Weather prevents operations
by IX Bomber Command. 47 fighters escort troop carriers and fly sweeps in Vire
area where about 20 fighters bomb tactical targets.
Twelfth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers and medium bombers hit fuel
dumps, rail bridges, viaducts, and docks in North Central Italy. Fighter-bombers
concentrate on road and rail bridges behind battle area, destroy several fighters
in combat over Reggio Emilia airfield, and hit guns South of Carsoli.
Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters fly ground
support missions in Myitkyina area. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb rail targets
at Mohnyin and Naba.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers again pound targets throughout
Tungting Lake region. River shipping is attacked on large scale at numerous locations
and 250 to 300 trucks are strafed between Tungcheng and Pingkiang. Hengyang airfield
is bombed as are towns of Pingkiang, Hengshan, Liling, and Yuhsien. Pontoon bridge
and Japanese positions at Leiyang are also hit. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lay
mines in river at Canton during the night.
Far East Air Force (FEAF).
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields
at Namlea and hit shipping throughout the Amboina Ceram Boeroe area. Other B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers
and fighter-bombers hit airfields, antiaircraft guns, bivouacs, supplies, and
Japanese defences on Noemfoor Island in preparation for Allied landings on 2
. Airfield at Manokwari is also bombed. Bombers and fighters continue
to pound Wewak coastal area; many of the strikes are in conjunction with Navy
motor torpedo boat boats. A few B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance
bomb targets on Yap and Peleliu.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly bombing and strafing missions
over Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok,
hit Truk during 1-2
July 1944, and
follow up with another raid during the day. Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
Eleventh Air Force. At dawn 4 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers radar bomb southern Shimushu and Kurabu Cape
airfield through overcast. R144
Launched 1 July 1944 15.
Was formed on 1 July 1944 Georg
Takes command of the 15.
on 1 July 1944 to 8
May 1945 Go To: 2nd
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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