United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF). Headquarters
Eighth Air Force is redesignated as Headquarters, United States
Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF).
Eighth Air Force. Headquarters VIII Bomber Command is redesignated
as Headquarters, Eighth Air Force. 101 heavy bombers hit aircraft
production centres at Bernburg, Halberstadt, and Aschersleben
in conjunction with Fifteenth Air Force strike at Regensburg;
35 aircraft are lost to fierce fighters opposition. 154 heavy
bombers attack various targets Wernigerode, Marburg, Lahn,
Magdeburg, Bunde, Nijmegen, Arnhem, and Enschede and fly diversionary
attack against airfield at Aalborg, which cannot be bombed
because of clouds, 6 aircraft are lost.
Ninth Air Force. 66 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb Gilze-Rijen airfield. Bad weather
causes more than 100 others to abort.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Foligno marshalling yard and
Montalto di Castro railroad bridge, and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers attack Albinia Station railroad bridge. A-20 Havoc
light bombers hit area East of Campoleone. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters strike troops, gun positions, and road junction North
of Carroceto, roads near Roccasecca, and town of Campoleone.
A-36 Apache dive bomber hit guns North West of Carroceto and
town of Formia. P-40 fighters attack guns Southeast of Campoleone.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack Petershausen marshalling
yard, Regensburg aircraft factory, and Zagreb. A large force
of B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hits Regensburg aircraft plants
about the same time as the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
attack. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound town of Sibenik
and harbour at Zara. Heavy bombers claim 40 fighters destroyed.
13 heavy bombers are lost.
Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and
P-40 fighters again hit variety of targets in Burma. Bridges
are severely damaged or put out of use at Zawa, Tindeinyan,
Ye-u, Namkwin, and Loilaw. Warehouses and supply dumps are
hit at Segyi and at Chantha, and at Pahok road and railroad
junction are blasted. Also hit are targets at Kawlum and along
Walawbum, Kamaing road.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance strafe airfields at
Kengtung and nearby truck convoy. At Bhamo a large river craft
is hit and left sinking.
Fifth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and P-39 fighters attack Madang area.
More than 60 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers pound Iboki Plantation in support of United
States Marines advancing on the area from Natamo, and who
capture Perry Island.
Thirteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and 40 Navy fighters cover 70 Navy dive bombers
attacking Keravia Bay shipping. 40 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
with fighters escorts, bomb Lakunai and Keravat airfields.
Seventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Kusaie. 8 A-24 Banshee
dive bomber and 9 P-40 fighters from Makin bomb Mille. 1 P-40
launches rockets against airfield targets in first such attack
by a Seventh Air Force aircraft.
Launched 22 February 1944
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