Eighth Air Force. Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron,
VIII Air Force Services Command is redesignated as Headquarters
and Headquarters Squadron, Air Service Command, United States
Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF), after functioning
as such during January and February while redesignation was
being authorised. 8th Strategic Air Depot Area is redesignated
VIII Air Force Services Command.
Ninth Air Force. IX Troop Carrier Command establishes Pathfinder
school to provide Preinvasion training in all navigational
Twelfth Air Force. Twelfth Air Force undergoes a reorganisation
as a result of 1099 of several operational units 14
. XII Troop Carrier Command (Provisional),
consisting of a single wing, is disbanded and its personnel
absorbed into 61st Troop Carrier Wing and other units, the
51st Wing being placed under the administrative control of
Twelfth Air Force. Headquarters XII Bomber Command is reduced
to 1 officer and 1 enlisted man as other personnel are transferred
to 57th Bomber Wing, which along with 42d Bomber Wing, is
placed under the administrative control of Twelfth Air Force.
Headquarters XII Bomber Command will exist as a retaining
cadre until 10
when it is officially disbanded. P-40 fighters
attack gun positions and vehicles in United States Fifth Army
battle area. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack 2000 ton vessel
in the Adriatic. P-40 fighters and Spitfires of XII A Support
Command maintain cover over Anzio beachhead area.
Fifteenth Air Force. For the 6th consecutive day, bad weather
forbids all operations except reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 8 P-40 fighters score 3 hits on bridge at
Namkwin. 4 others hit Myitkyina airfield dispersal area. 56
A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack
stores and personnel areas at Sawnghka.
Fourteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 16 P-40 fighters pound military
zone in Northeast part of Nanchang.
Fifth Air Force. Approximately 30 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit Los Negros Island and Lorengau. Other heavy bombers
and medium bombers drop supplies to Allied ground forces on
Los Negros Island. More than 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and
fighters aircraft, along with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
aeroplanes, pound Hansa Bay, Awar Point, airfield in Wewak
area, and enemy installations and positions at Madang, Alexishafen,
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kahili. P-38 Lightning fighters
hit Ballale and Buka. P-39 fighters bomb and strafe Monoitu
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-24
Banshee dive bomber and P-40 fighters from Makin hit Jaluit
and Mille while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Maloelap.
Eleventh Air Force. XI Strategic Air Force is activated at
Shemya. It includes all units of XI Bomber Command and XI
Fighter Command stationed at Near Islands, and is only a tactical
operating agency without administrative functions.
Launched 1 March 1944
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