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22nd August 1944

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Ninth Air Force. IX Bomber Command operations are cancelled because of weather. Fighters fly sweeps, provide air cover for 2 infantry and 1 armoured division, strafe numerous military and transportation targets, and fly armed reconnaissance from Evreux to Troyes.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather restricts operation in Southeast France. B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack targets in Po Valley where they destroy 1 bridge and severely damage another. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit motor transport South West of Alessandria and in Nice area during 21-22 August 1944, and hit industrial buildings in South France during the day. Fighters hit motor transport West of the Rhone and in scattered parts of Southeast France.

Fifteenth Air Force. Almost 530 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers supported by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters bomb oil refineries at Korneuburg, Odertal, and Blechhammer (2), and oil storage at Lobau.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly 53 sorties against Tengchung in support of attacking Chinese forces. 28 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack buildings, supply dumps, troops, and gun positions near Ingyingon, Nansankyin, and Pinlon. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe targets between Tingka and Bhamo. 2 rocket-firing P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers seriously damage several buildings at Aledaw. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Hopin.

Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters hit bridges and road targets around Tingka, Mangshih, Loiwing, and Pangpying. 6 others attack landing strip and river traffic at an island near Foochow.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers continue to blast supply and personnel targets in Manokwari and surrounding areas. Fighter-bombers again hit North coastal New Guinea areas, including shipping facilities at Wewak, barge terminal on Mushu Island, and trains and troop positions at various coastal points.

Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields on Yap and Pagan. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters also pound Pagan airfield and antiaircraft emplacements. Kwajalein based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Mille.

M17 Minesweeper
Is removed from active service.

M272 Minesweeper
Sunk 22 August 1944

R51 R-boat
Sunk 22 August 1944

10. Räumbootsflottille
Was disbanded on 22 August 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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