Eighth Air Force. 390 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack 24 V-weapon
sites and targets in France, concentrating on Pas de Calais
area. Of the nearly 800 heavy bombers dispatched, 401 are
forced to abort because of clouds which prevent 12 objectives
from being attacked.
Ninth Air Force. 119 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb V-weapon
sites in France.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers hit railroad bridges North and South
of Orvieto. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb checkpoints
around Rome and unsuccessfully attack Pontecorvo bridge. A-20
Havoc light bombers attack command at Atina. P-40 fighters
hit shipping at Povlje. Other P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache
dive bomber attack strong points, trucks, a command post,
Headquarters building, and radar station in battle area. P-40
fighters also give close support to United States Fifth Army
troops which are hard pressed at both Garigliano and Rapido
River bridgeheads. A-36 Apache dive bomber bomb Velletri,
concentration at Minturno, and area South of Viterbo.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb airfields at Istres-Le
Tube and Salon-de-Provence, railroad bridges at Porto Civitanova,
and bridge and marshalling yard at Rimini. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Ponte-dera and Prato.
P-38 Lightning fighters fly escort. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
sweep over wide areas around Rome and Florence.
Tenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters score near misses on Loilaw bridge and strafe Budagon
nearby, starting several fires. 16 A-36 Apache dive bomber
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support ground forces near
Sumprabum, and 11 more bomb forces South West of Kamaing.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-39
fighters bomb Madang area, and strafe villages near Saidor
and troops from Reiss Point to Erima. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers and P-39 fighters strafe barges from Cape Raoult to
Rein Bay and hit targets along North coast of New Britain.
Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance
blast control tower at Hoskins airfield, and hit ships near
Kavieng and at Lorengau. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Thirteenth Air Force. 38 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound runway and revetment area
at Borpop airfield. P-39 fighters strafe Kara and Kahili.
B-34 Lexington bomber and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on
armed reconnaissance bomb Kalakapisi, Nukiki, and Buka airfield.
Seventh Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers staging through Tarawa during
1944, bomb targets on Kwajalein. 6 Tarawa based B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Arno Atoll and 12 bomb Aur Atoll. 9 B-26
Marauder medium bombers from Abemama hit gun positions, barracks,
and runways on Mille. 23 A-24 Banshee dive bomber and 11 P-40
fighters from Gilbert Islands base attack gun positions, ammunition
and oil storage, barracks, and 2 small vessels at Jaluit.
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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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