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22nd March 1944

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. B-26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Marauder medium bombers attack Poggibonsi railroad bridge and viaduct West of Arezzo. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit road bridge near Poggibonsi. P-40 fighters bomb guns in Avezzano and Pico areas. P-40 fighters on patrols over Anzio and Cassino claim 2 fighters destroyed.

Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Verona while about 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit marshalling yards at Bologna and Rimini. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters provide cover for all the missions. 2 heavy bombers are lost to flak and another has to ditch.

China-Burma-India (CBI). Japanese move into India from Burma, penetrate to 30 miles East of Imphal.

Tenth Air Force. 36 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's hit villages of Homalin and Myothit and bomb Japanese positions near Chindwin. Over 100 fighters and fighter-bombers over Mogaung Valley attack troops, storage, and other targets and cause several fires throughout the area. 20 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers carry out ground support missions in Mawlu area near Katha. Near Rangoon 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers set fire to Prome supply dumps while a single P-38 Lightning fighters damages railroad bridges and several trucks at Pyinmana.

Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Yangkai hit several targets in and around Phu Dien Chau, Ha Trung, Dong Giao, and Nam Dinh. Results include 3 locomotives destroyed and another damaged, 3 125-ft steamers damaged, and a bridge roadbed weakened. I B-25 Mitchell medium bombers is lost.

Fifth Air Force. 130 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers. A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-40 fighters attack Wewak area, hitting enemy positions, antiaircraft guns, storage areas at Wewak, Boram, and Yeschan, and hitting shipping offshore. Japanese Headquarters and troops are hit by 25 other aircraft in Aitape Tadji area. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit barges at Alexishafen while P-39 fighters hit Headquarters and supply dump along Bogadjim Road. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit barges near Pondo Plantation and hit Ewasse village.

Thirteenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers hit supply area along Laruma River. A total of 13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carry out small strikes against Buka, Monoitu, Kahili, and Kara. 23 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Lakunai airfield, 10 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tobera, and a single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hits Rabaul.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Abemama and Tarawa bomb Mille and Jaluit.

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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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