Eighth Air Force. 631 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb marshalling yard at Hamm. 18 others bomb secondary
targets in Hamm while 125 attack targets at Koblenz, Bonn,
and Soest. 15 heavy bombers are lost, mostly to antiaircraft
fire. 13 escorting fighters are lost. United States heavy
bombers claim 20 aeroplanes destroyed and fighters claim 34
Ninth Air Force. Over 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and about 90 A-20 Havoc light
bombers fly two missions against V-weapon
sites in area of Saint Omer and Hesdin. Nearly 275 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers dive-bomb marshalling
yards in Belgium.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb bridge and tracks South of Ficulle
and bridge North of the town. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack San Stefano al Mare
harbour, North section of Orvieto, Chiusi railroad bridge,
viaducts South and West of Arezzo and Bucine, Certaldo railroad
bridge, bridge approaches at Incisa in Valdarno, bridge near
Siena and viaduct at Poggibonsi. A-20 Havoc light bombers
hit Valmontone ammunition dump and Sonnino. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit railroad, trains, and tunnels in Florence area
and West of Chiusi, marshalling yard at Siena, vessel South
of Savona, railroad lines South of Orte, and town of Gaeta.
P-40 fighters attack gun positions North of Anzio beachhead
and bomb Ferentino dump area and towns of Fondi, Terracina,
Tenth Air Force. More than 30 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's bomb Bishenpur and Kohima.
12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Kamaing while 5 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 6 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack ammunition
and other supplies at Hopin. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit village Northeast of
Bhamo while 7 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack Gokteik
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers claim 4 freighters and a gunboat
sunk near Cap-Saint-Jacques. 1 other knocks out bridge South
West of Vinh. P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance over North
Burma destroy 10 boxcars and a truck North of Lashio.
Fifth Air Force. More than 20 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airstrips on Noemfoor.
80 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers
hit Boram and But airfields and other targets in Wewak area
more than 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound targets along Hansa Bay; and all through
the day B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers,
in flights of 1 to more than 20 aircraft, attack areas around
Hansa Bay, Wewak, Bogia, Madang, and many other points along
North and East coast of New Guinea. Many of the strikes indirectly
support Allied amphibious landings on North coast to the East
and West of Hollandia, toward which a pincer movement is begun.
Thirteenth Air Force. About 40 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb supply areas at
Ratawul and Talili Bay, pound Keravat, and hit area between
Rapopo and Cape Gazelle. 40 fighter-bombers attack runway
and gun positions at Rapopo while 9 strike Lakunai airfield.
April 1944, 17 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Dublon, Param,
and Eten Islands.
Seventh Air Force. During 21
April 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb
Wotje. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein follow
with another raid on Wotje during the day. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers from Tarawa, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming,
bomb Jaluit, Maloelap, and Mille.
Eleventh Air Force. A weather sortie is aborted soon after
take off due to weather.
Launched 22 April 1944
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