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1st June 1944

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Ninth Air Force. Approximately 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb airfields and coastal defence batteries from Belgian border to Cherbourg Peninsula.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers, light bombers, and fighter-bombers continue support of ground troops, striking concentrations, bivouac areas, motor transport, railways and roads, bridges, trains and other targets. Fighters fly sweeps over battle areas, escort medium bombers, and carry out sweeps along East Italian coast.

Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound bridges at Songon and Bongyaung and hit Imphal Tiddim road. 20 others fly ammunition into Imphal area. 19 P-40 fighters hit targets in Myitkyina area.

Fourteenth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers hit Chenghsien railroad yards. 18 fighter-bombers bomb docks, gunboat, and barracks in Chiuchiang area and strafe about 300 troops at Sanyenchiao.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Amboina, Boeroe, and Kai Islands. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers attack targets in Kaukenau area, at Ransiki, and on Noemfoor and Biak Islands. A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and P-39 fighters hit villages, bivouac, and other targets in coastal area from Wakde Islands to Hollandia. Bombing of Wewak Hansa Bay coast continues.

Thirteenth Air Force. XIII Bomber Command moves from the New Hebrides to Los Negros. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Matupi Island and 3 hit Southeast part of Rabaul. 12 others pound personnel and supply area Northeast of Tobera. 30 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-40 fighters hit Talili Bay supply areas. 5 medium bombers hit barge hideout and buildings on Duke of York Island. 30 P-39 fighters attack Tonolai, Arigua, Arawa, and barges at Sohano Island.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Eniwetok hit Ponape.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Shemya photograph and bomb installations at Buroton Bay including a suspected seaplane base and the harbour area. Of 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters taking off for guard ship cover mission, 3 aircraft abort with engine trouble. 2 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a negative anti shipping sweep.

Zone of Interior. Army Air Force Redistribution Centre is redesignated Army Air Force Personnel Distribution Command.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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