Eighth Air Force. 950 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers sent against targets in East France and Germany
are recalled because of bad weather. 1 heavy bomber bombs
railroad at Hasloch. 11 fighters groups offer support, 1 group
strafing a locomotive. A P-47 Thunderbolt fighters group on
sweep strafes transportation targets in Brussels Antwerp area.
7 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters groups bomb and strafe rail lines
in North and East France and airfield West of Nancy claiming
5 combat victories and 5 destroyed on the ground.
Ninth Air Force. IX Troop Carrier Command comes under administrative
control of United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF)
and under operational control of First Allied Airborne Army,
to increase efficiency, especially for planning, training,
and preparation of airborne operations. Supreme Headquarters
Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) now can deal directly with
all elements of an airborne force through a single unified
command instead of through various army groups and Air Forces
(i.e. 12 and 21 Army Groups, Ninth Air Force, and The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) components). medium bombers attack fortifications
in Brest area which artillery fire had been unable to reduce.
Escorting fighters fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance in
North and East France, and fly cover for 6 divisions in Brussels,
Amiens, Saint-Quentin, Cambrai, Reims, and Verdun areas.
Twelfth Air Force. During 31
and 1 September 1944, United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers hit gun positions and
targets in West Po Valley. Weather grounds B-26 Marauder medium
bombers during day but B-25 Mitchell medium bombers score
excellent results against road and railroad bridges North
and Northeast of Venice. Fighter-bomber and fighters bomb
and strafe roads, troop concentrations, supply dumps, and
Wehrmacht Headquarters in battle area North of Florence, and
fly armed reconnaissance from Ventimiglia along coast to La
Fifteenth Air Force. 480 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Boara Pisani, railroad bridges at Tesica,
Moravac, Mitrovica, and Kraljevo, railroad bridges at Szolnok,
and Mezotur, marshalling yards at Szajol, Debreczen, Berettyoujfalu,
and Novi Sad, and airfield at Nish. 51 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
successfully strafe Debreczen airfield. 16 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers evacuate interned United States airmen from
Rumania. Fighters support bombing and evacuation missions.
Tenth Air Force. A few United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack Bhamo and strafe river boats
in the area.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers claim a small freighter sunk
in Formosa Strait. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kai
Tek airfield and a supply depot South of Canton. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit road South of Nanyo, runway at Hengyang,
and targets near Anjen. 61 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers attack bridges, roads, shipping, airfields
troops, and other targets at or near Yangtien, Nanyo, Hengyang,
Anjen, Changning, and Chiuchiang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). 50 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Sasa, Matina, and
Likanan airfields. Others, failing to reach Mindanao, hit
Beo. Fighter-bombers hit Boela and airfield at Amahai. A-20
Havoc light bombers, P-40 fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb runways at Babo and Urarom.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters carry out rocket and strafing
strike against Pagan. A lone B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
on armed reconnaissance bombs Yap. Marshalls based B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Truk.
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Kashiwabara during 31
and 1 September 1944. A B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bombs a shack on South West coast of Paramushiru and
sinks a nearby ship. 5 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
on this mission turn back due to overcast.
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