Eighth Air Force. 56 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
launching installation at Watten. 41 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
in a fighters sweep over South France claim 21 aircraft destroyed.
About 650 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Berlin area, including aircraft factories
at Basdorf and Oranienburg. Of 12 bombers lost, 1 B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers is destroyed by a bomb dropped by a
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers from a squadron flying
at a higher altitude.
Ninth Air Force. All United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched to bomb NOBALL targets
in France are recalled because of bad weather.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers make unsuccessful attempt to bomb
Poggibonsi bridge. Weather cancels other B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers missions and all A-20 Havoc light bombers operations.
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack Arezzo and Bucine viaducts
and Poggibonsi and Cecina railroad bridges. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit railroad bridges North of Rome while P-40 fighters
bomb targets in Anzio area. A-36 Apache dive bomber drop food
in Cassino area.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to photo
and weather reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit Japanese positions near Arakan
and in the Chin Hills. 25 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers destroy 1 bridge and damage another
near Meza, pound buildings and targets in Mawlu area and hit
a locomotive and several trucks in Banmauk, Indaw area. 6
P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Monywa oil dumps, causing several
large fires. 80 fighter-bombers and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit town of Manywet, storage area at Myitkyina, buildings
at Kamaing and Myitkyina, and warehouses, bypass, and bridge
Fifth Air Force. 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-40
fighters attack numerous targets in Wewak Tadji, Hansa Bay,
Schouten Islands areas. P-39 fighters and Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) fighter-bombers blast Japanese positions
in Madang area. P-40 fighters and A-20 Havoc light bombers
on armed reconnaissance attack targets on New Britain and
on Garove Island to the North.
Thirteenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers and 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound
Lakunai airfield area. 22 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Vunakanau airfield. Fighters carry out barge sweeps in Rabaul
area. 14 P-39 fighters hit Numa Numa. Small strikes are flown
against Monoitu and a bridge at Meive, and fighter-bombers
support ground forces and bomb bivouac along Empress Augusta
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa hit Mille, Maloelap and
Ponape. Tarawa based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers also pound
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