Ninth Air Force. 1 group of light bombers and 2 groups of
medium bombers attack rail bridge at Bourth and fuel dumps
at Foret de Conches and Flers. 4 groups of fighter-bombers
fly armed reconnaissance and rail cutting missions during
late evening. 1 group escorts IX Bomber Command. Fighters
of IX Tactical Air Command escort over 100 C-47 Skytrain transport
aircraft on supply evacuation run to the Continent, and provide
cover over battle area.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again curtails operations. During
night and day operations A-20 Havoc light bombers carry out
armed reconnaissance of Lucca, Florence, Genoa, and Milan
areas, bombing scattered motor transport, and attack munitions
factory. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb bridges at Ronco
Scrivia and Cogoli. Fighter-bombers hit roads, railroads,
bridges, gun positions, trains, and vehicles in and North
of battle area, and strafe aeroplanes at Bergamo airfield.
Fifteenth Air Force. 76 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters and 58 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
begin second Fifteenth Air Force shuttle missions, attacking
airfields at Zilistea and Buzau (claiming destruction of 56
enemy aeroplanes) and landing at FRANTIC bases in the USSR.
458 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers (with fighters escorts) bomb oil refinery at
Ploesti and other heavy bombers hit alternate targets of Verciorova
marshalling yard, Orsova railroad bridge, and Kragujevac marshalling
Tenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters attack forces in Myitkyina area. 7 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb railroad at Mohnyin while 2 hit storage
sheds at Maingna.
Fourteenth Air Force. 120 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack town
area, airfield, railroad yards, and shipping at Hengyang,
bomb towns of Chaling, Yuhsien, and Chuchou, hit river shipping,
troops, trucks, and targets in areas around Changsha, Kiaotow,
Siangtan, and Sinshih, and hit troop compounds and shipping
at Yuhsien. 25 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Changsha,
causing heavy damage. 31 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
blast Tsingyun and strafe about 40 junks to the South of town.
4 P-40 fighters sink several large junks off Northeast Indochina
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again attack
airfields on Yap. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and an assortment
of fighter-bombers direct their main attacks against several
shipping terminals in the Vogelkop Peninsula area, sink sub
chaser off Morotai, bomb Saumlakki, and hit But airfield and
personnel areas, barge hideouts, supply and ammunition dumps,
bridges and roads at, and to the West of, Wewak.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan, using fire-bombs for the
first time, hit Tinian and Pagan. Makin based B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound Ponape.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers flying negative shipping search
encounter bomber which evades contact.
Commissioned 22 July 1944
Launched 22 July 1944
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