Eighth Air Force. Almost 450 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers escorted by 3 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
groups attack synthetic oil plant at Ludwigshafen, Opau, marshalling
yards at Koblenz and Mainz, and targets in Rhineland. 3 fighters
groups support First Allied Airborne Army aeroplanes dropping
supplies and paratroops of Polish 1st Brigade near Driel.
Bad weather forces recall of 1 group near Dutch coast. Other
groups encounter about 50 Luftwaffe fighters, claiming 20
destroyed against 4 aerial combat losses. Over 80 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers carry gasoline to France.
Ninth Air Force. 79 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers bomb marshalling yards at Gerolstein,
Pronsfeld, and Ehrang. Fighters escort bombers, fly armed
reconnaissance over Bonn, Koblenz, Karlsruhe, Cologne, and
Strasbourg area, and support United States First and Third
Armies in West Germany and East France. IX Tactical Air Command
is exceptionally effective in aiding V Corps withdrawal from
Wallendorf bridgehead. During the evening IX Air Defence Command
fighters patrol Luxembourg, Chaumont area.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather and unserviceable landing grounds
cancel all operations.
Fifteenth Air Force. 345 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Debreczen, Bekescsaba,
and Brod, railroad and highway bridges at Baja, in Kiskore
area, and at Tiszafured, plus Novi Sad railroad bridge. 42
P-38 Lightning fighters dive-bomb Osijek marshalling yard.
Other fighters escort heavy bombers. 2 C-47 Skytrain transport
aircraft 1 from Balkan airfield, with 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
escorting, evacuate Fifteenth Air Force personnel from Yugoslavia
Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Man Mawn. 1 other bombs Indaw.
21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to Liuchow. 170
other transport sorties are flown to various terminal points
in China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Kiyang, Yungming, Lingling
and areas to the North, and area West of Chuanhsien. 100 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack buildings,
river shipping, troops, horses, and supplies at numerous points
especially around Sinshih, Kiyang, Wuchou, and Isuho.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Laha and Kairatoe airfields
and shipping in Piroe Bay. P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Menado, Tomohon, Kakas rest camp,
small craft near Belang Island, Kairatoe, and Namlea airfield,
and barge off Kaoe Point. Fighter-bombers hit Windissi and
Ransiki targets and strafe targets near Orai River. During
September 1944 fighter-bombers hit Geelvink Bay Bentoni Bay
Seventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance and training
missions from Saipan bomb Marcus and Pagan. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, based in the Gilberts, strike Ponape.
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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2194 Days Of War.
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