Ninth Air Force. 61 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb troop and equipment concentration
waiting at Foret de la Lande to be ferried across the Seine.
Fighters fly armed reconnaissance along Seine, support ground
troops in battle area, and fly escort mission to over 100
troop carriers on supply and evacuation run.
Twelfth Air Force. During 19
August 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc
light bombers attack lights and motor transport from battle
line North West to the Rhone. B-26 Marauder medium bombers,
joined by fighter-bombers and fighters, hit coastal defence
guns in Toulon area, while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Rhone Valley bridges and airfields achieving especially good
results at airfield near Valence.
Fifteenth Air Force. 460 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers, some fighters escorted, bomb airfields and marshalling
yard at Szolnok, and oil refineries at Dubova, Czechowice
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly
close support strikes for ground forces immediately South
of Thaikwagon. 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit targets
at Myintha and Aledaw.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 7 P-40 fighters damage buildings
and a pontoon bridge and strafe about 30 sampans in the Hengyang
area. 13 P-40 fighters hit buildings, trucks, and river shipping
in Hengshan area. 60 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack numerous trucks, river craft, and general targets at
Tingka, Anjen, Yangtien, South of Yoyang, between Hankow and
Chinchiang, and between Sinshih and Changsha.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb town and
airfield of Namlea. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Langgoer
airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound personnel areas
and warehouses at Tobelo. P-39 fighters hit Windissi and enemy
shipping off Manokawri while P-40 fighters pound gun positions,
buildings and stores at Manokwari. Other P-40 fighters support
ground forces by hitting troop concentrations at Napido. A-20
Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers hit personnel centre
near Marubian, supplies at Wom, and numerous targets during
coastal sweeps in Wewak general area.
Twentieth Air Force. 61 Chengtu based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb Imperial
Iron and Steel Works at Yawata during the day, followed by
10 more during 20-21
August 1944, 5 hitting targets other than the primary. 14
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's are lost, including 1 to
antiaircraft and 4 to enemy aeroplanes (1 by air-to-air bombing
and 1 by ramming). B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber gunners
claim 17 air victories.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Yap for the first
time. A B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Alamagan while
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound Pagan. Marshalls based B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Truk.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a negative shipping sweep.
Sunk 20 August 1944
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