Eighth Air Force. 666 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack V-weapon
installations and targets in Pas de Calais and Cherbourg areas.
33 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fighter-bombers attack airfields
at Cambrai, Epinoy, Vitry-en-Artois, and Laon, Athies. 53
P-38 Lightning fighters dispatched to bomb Saint-Trond airfield
jettison bombs in English Channel after overcast prevents
location of targets.
Ninth Air Force. Almost 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers
attack gun positions at Etaples, Bazinghen, Villerville, Gravelines,
and Fecamp, airfield at Poix, and V-weapon
sites and targets in Pas de Calais area. Nearly 140 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters bomb marshalling yards at Creil and Mantes-La-Jolie.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers score hits on marshalling yard and
3 fuel dumps at Leghorn and near misses on Cecina and Certaldo
bridges and Arezzo viaduct. Fighter-bombers hit railroad lines
and fuel dump in Florence area bridges, dump, rail lines,
and train cars near Civitavecchia and Zagarolo, at Sezze,
near Ladispoli, South West of Stimigliano and North of Monterotondo
and guns South of Albano Laziale. In battle area around Cassino
fighter-bombers blast several gun positions and hit bridges,
trucks, troops and other targets at several points, including
at Falconara, Recanati, San Benedetto de Marsi, and Fondi-Itri
and Ortecomer Orvieto areas.
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 300 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Monfalcone shipyards, Tagliamento,
Casarsa della Delizia railroad bridge, marshalling yards at
Fano, Vicenza, Ancona, Mestre, Treviso, and Trieste, and harbour
and shipping at Venice. 180 other heavy bombers dispatched
against command targets in North Italy are forced to abort
due to bad weather. About 250 fighters provide cover for the
Tenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit bivouac and supply area North
West of Manywet. 24 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's pound positions
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields on Noemfoor. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighters hit
a variety of targets around Hollandia, on Cape Croisilles,
in Bunabun area, and along Hansa Bay. Woleai is again bombed
by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air Task Force.
South Pacific (SOPAC). General Harris, United States Marine
Corps (USMC), becomes Commander Air Solomons (COMAIRSOLS).
Thirteenth Air Force. With improved weather conditions heavy
bombing of targets in the Bismarcks resumes. 22 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Matupi supply area. 40 fighter-bombers
blast the airfields at Lakunai and Keravat.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein search area near Wake
for shipping. Finding none, the heavy bombers hit Wake and
Peale Islands. Tarawa based base between strikes, bomb Maloelap
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, using Majuro as a shuttle and
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers aborts a weather mission to Shasukotan
Commissioned 20 April 1944
was used against the United States Navy's destroyer USS Lansdale
which was sunk.
was used against the transport ship SS Samite which was badly
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