United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSAFE). General
Spaatz, as Commanding General United States Strategic Air
Forces in Europe (USSAFE), formally assumes administrative
responsibility for all United States Army Air Force in United
Kingdom. His Headquarters is located at Bushy Park, formerly
Eighth Air Force Headquarters.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb Viterbo marshalling yard and
attack bridge at Pontecorvo. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
attack railroads in Carsoli area. A-20 Havoc light bombers
give close support to United States 5th Division in Minturno
area. British and United States P-40 fighters follow The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) light bombers in raid on Popoli station.
A-36 Apache dive bomber pound rail and road crossing at Viterbo,
and P-40 fighters hit command at Frosinone, Palestrina, and
Carsoli, where a traffic block is created. A-36 Apache dive
bomber and P-40 fighters fly nearly 200 sorties in support
of United States Fifth Army ground forces as 36th Division
begins assault across the Rapido River in Sant' Angelo in
Theodice area. P-40 fighters also hit targets along British
Eighth Army front.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb airfields at Guidonia, Centocelle, and Ciampino.
P-38 Lightning fighters provide escort, and P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters carry out sweeps over the targets. Other P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters escort transport aeroplanes on mission to Yugoslavia.
Tenth Air Force. In North Burma, 40 A-36 Apache dive bomber
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit storage dumps along railway
in Mogaung area and billets and warehouse area at Mohnyin.
In South Burma, 16 P-38 Lightning fighters and 5 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers knock out railroad bridge, pipeline, and railroad
tracks in Nattalin area.
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on sweep from Hong Kong to Swatow
attack a freighter and a tanker, which are reported sinking.
Fifth Air Force. 37 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb and strafe Hansa Bay area. Over 60 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit positions on Shaggy Ridge. P-39 fighters strafe
troops at Weber Point. 25 A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions
between Borgen Bay and Rein Bay and hit barge hideouts and
enemy held areas in Gasmata area.
Thirteenth Air Forces. Several targets on Bougainville are
bombed by 2 squadrons of B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. 18
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with about 70 escorting fighters,
pound airfield, fuel dump, gun positions, at Vunakanau and
Seventh Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Tarawa, hit
Wotje Atoll during 19
January 1944. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Abemama
bomb Rakaaru. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sent from
Tarawa against shipping at Ailinglapalap Atoll abort because
of bad weather. 9 P-40 fighters from Gilbert Islands strafe
a corvette and a schooner at Jaluit, mortally damaging both
vessels. 4 other P-40 fighters bomb Mille.
Launched 20 January 1944
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