Ninth Air Force. XXIX Tactical Air Command (Provisional) locates
advance Headquarters at Arlon. Weather prevents bomber operations.
A few fighters fly armed reconnaissance over East France and
wide areas of West Germany and patrol battle areas. Night
patrols are flown over East France and Luxembourg.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack
bridges, fuel dumps, factory, and barracks in Central and
West Po Valley, including 3 attacks on Piacenza while XII
Fighter Command's light bombers hit fuel dump and bivouacs
and fighter-bombers blast guns and command in mountainous
battle areas between Florence and Bologna.
Fifteenth Air Force. 5th Photo Group, Reconnaissance, with
component units, is assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, completing
the full establishment of 21 heavy bomber groups, 7 fighters
groups, and 1 reconnaissance group, as authorised in War Department
(WD) directive of 23
. Weather permits only photo and weather reconnaissance
Tenth Air Force. 34 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb Thetkegyin while 20 others hit railroad
targets throughout North Burma railroad corridor and troop
concentrations at Ponlon. 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb
Shwegugale while 6 others hit Lungling and sweep Burma Road
in the area.
Fourteenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tien Ho and White Cloud
airfields, town of Wuchou, and targets in Samshui and Canton
areas. 100 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
on armed reconnaissance throughout China areas South of the
Yangtze hit variety of targets, concentrating on command targets
and troops in Mangshih and Hsinganhsien areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Langoan while B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Lembeh Island, Menado, and Bolaang-oeki
port. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Taka while P-38 Lightning
fighters hit Amahai, Kairatoe, and shipping off Amboina. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters on shipping
sweeps off Halmahera Island destroy several barges and luggers.
A-20 Havoc light bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack
Urarom airfield and Fak Fak supply dumps, while P-40 fighters
hit Doom Island and targets in Windissi, Idorra, and MacCluer
Gulf. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and A-20 Havoc light bombers
hit Doeroa, Langgoer, and Faan airfields.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan strike airfield on Iwo
Jima. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Makin bomb Nauru while
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, hit
launched against England, hit Bedingham, near Bungay.
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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