A series of conferences begins at Dumbarton Oaks. Delegates
from United States of America, United Kingdom, Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, and China discuss post-war issues.
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather grounds all bombers and fighters.
Less than 20 transports fly supply and evacuation missions.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit roads and bridges in Po Valley while A-20 Havoc
light bombers during 20
August 1944 strike motor transport in the West part of the
Valley and bomb Alessandria barracks during the day. Fighter-bombers
and fighters again blast enemy command lines and gun positions
in South France, marshalling yard and rail lines at Alessandria
and Casale Monferrato, and motor transport and train cars
in North West Italy and Southeast France.
Fifteenth Air Force. 117 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
bomb Nish airfield. 102 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort, hit Hajduboszormeny airfield
which 46 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers sweep, some making
low-level strafing on parked aircraft.
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers knock out and damage 3 river bridges
at Mu area and at Hsipaw, 36 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
support ground forces near Pinlon, Ingyingon, and Nansankyin.
8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb storage area at Chyahkan.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Anjen and targets in surrounding
area. 7 others attack Hengyang airfield, town of Nanyo, and
several buildings and other targets near Yangtien. 90 fighter-bombers
hit town areas, river and road traffic, and other targets
at Pengtse, Kinhwa, Tengchung, Anjen, Hengyang, and Yangtsishih
South of Sintsaing, North of Tungting Lake, between Hankow
and Sinti, and in Changsha area.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast supply dumps and antiaircraft
guns on Wasile Bay coast. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit
Kaoe airfield and town. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit villages
and supply areas on Karakelong Island. Fighter-bombers blast
warehouses and other targets in Manokwari area. A-20 Havoc
light bombers and fighter-bombers hit supply dumps in Sawar
Sarmi sector and attack troops along coast, particularly from
Babiang to Luain.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan hit Yap, P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters bomb Pagan, and Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit Nauru.
Sunk 21 August 1944
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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