Eighth Air Force. Almost 600 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers from United Kingdom escorted by 6 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers groups bomb 3 armed vehicle and motor
transport factories at Kassel along with 6 targets at Wetzlar.
Over 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly gasoline to France.
Last Eighth Air Force United Kingdom-Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics-Italy-United Kingdom shuttle mission ends as 84
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 51 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers return directly to United Kingdom bases from
Italy. Remaining aircraft return on 8
Ninth Air Force. XIX Tactical Air Command Headquarters accompanies
United States Third Army Headquarters from Chalons-sur-Marne
to Etain. No bomber missions are flown. Fighters attack railroads,
supply and ordnance depots, and strong points, and fly sweeps
and armed reconnaissance over Cologne, Dusseldorf, Aachen,
Koblenz, Trier, Bonn, Mannheim, and Strasbourg areas.
Twelfth Air Force. Operating North of Italian battle area,
medium bombers bomb road and rail bridges, while fighter-bombers
continue hitting roads, railroads, and transportation, and
support ground forces as United States Fifth Army elements
prepare to pursue enemy withdrawing from North of Pistoia
and to drive North to Raticosa Pass and Northeast to Imola.
British Eighth Army forces battle enemy along Marecchia River.
Fifteenth Air Force. 366 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers escorted by 270 fighters bomb Northeast industrial
area of Munich and Munich, Riem airfield. 76 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Larissa marshalling yard. 68 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers fly supply mission to South France.
Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Liuchow. True Carriers
fly more than 170 other sorties to various points in the China-Burma-India
Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Hankow. 12 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 7 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit Hengyang
road junction and ferry. 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Kianghwa while 6 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers damage nearby
bridge. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Yungming. 44 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers blast targets along
roads in Changsha, Siangtan, and Sintsiang areas. 50 other
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit various
targets around Chuanhsien, Paoching, Lingling, Hankow, and
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again pound
Sidate and Mapanget. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Amahai and Liang villages and
Haroekoe airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers pound Urarom airfield
while fighter-bombers hit Idorra, Windissi, Moemi, and Kaimana.
Seventh Air Force. 15 Sapan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike shipping at Chichi
Jima. 24 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe Pagan and bomb Anatahan
Island. 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper mission
and armed reconnaissance flight bomb Iwo Jima and Marcus.
15 B-26 Marauder medium bombers, flying out of Makin, bomb
Launched 22 September 1944
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