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