Eighth Air Force. Over 600 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighters support First Allied Airborne Army in Arnhem and
Nijmegen areas, strafing and bombing ground targets. Intense
light flak claims 5 fighters. Air attacks aid ground troops
in taking valuable bridges in the area and in advance toward
Ninth Air Force. The Ninth's Advance Headquarters follows
United States 12th Army Group to Verdun. About 40 medium bombers
hit Trier marshalling yard and defensive positions at Herbach
to complicate rail transportation and aid in Allied ground
attack on Aachen. Fighters fly air cover for United States
V and VII Corps in West Germany near Dutch boundary and United
States XV and XX Corps in Nancy area, and fly armed reconnaissance
over Bonn, Mannheim, Hamburg, Koblenz, and Ruhr Valley areas.
Twelfth Air Force. 27th and 79th Fighter Groups are added
to XII Fighter Command which on this days begins operations
in support of United States Fifth Army. Weather again grounds
medium bombers and severely restricts fighters which fly uneventful
Fifteenth Air Force. 500 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers escorted by P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers attack 3 railroad bridges at Budapest, 2 marshalling
yards at Hatvan and 1 at Gyor and bomb Malacky airfield and
Bratislava oil district.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit Kadu rail siding, Nyaungbintha, Indaw,
and troops at Hkaungtung. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers weathered
out of Bhamo area hit alternates at Indaw. Troop Carrier aircraft
continue large-scale operations to several points in China-Burma-India
Fourteenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lingling, Chuanhsien, and
Kiyang and hit targets throughout Chuanhsien area. More than
100 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed
reconnaissance over wide areas of Southeast China attack troops,
horses, trucks, shipping, and other targets, particularly
concentrating on areas around Chuanhsien, Lingling, Kiyang,
Changsha, and Yiyang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Despite poor weather over Celebes,
Menado area is again attacked. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
hit Mapanget and Sidate airfields and supply dumps and other
targets. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Djailolo and A-20
Havoc light bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters during 19
September 1944, strike Kaoe airfields. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers,
striking during 19
September 1944, and during day, pound airfields at Amahai,
Namlea, Liang and Laha, town of Lautem, and several targets.
Fighter-bombers hit antiaircraft guns and targets at Moemi
and Ransiki airfields and hit supply dump further East along
Orai River. During 20-21
September 1944, a few B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again hit
Menado and Sidate areas.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan bomb and strafe gun positions
on Pagan. A lone B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance
bombs Marcus. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in the Marshalls
hit Jaluit while Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
Sunk 20 September 1944
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