Eighth Air Force. 150 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers bomb and strafe rail transportation from Saint-Omer
to Reims. Over 80 bomb Hamm marshalling yards and 9 others,
and strafe miscellaneous ground and river targets.
Ninth Air Force. IX Bomber Command sends 4 B-26 Marauder medium
bombers to drop leaflets on Lisieux-Bernay area. Fighters
fly ground forces cover, sweeps, armed reconnaissance over
battle areas and along Seine River, and attack artillery positions.
Over 160 transports fly supply and evacuation missions and
several hundred reconnaissance aircraft fly tactical, visual,
photographic, and artillery adjustment reconnaissance missions.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack road and rail bridges North of Arno River and
roads leading North from Florence, and also hit bridges in
Rhone Valley. Widespread haze in parts of France and Italy
prevents accurate bombing. Fighter-bombers continue to attack
command, gun positions, and road movements in Provence battle
Fifteenth Air Force. 472 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers supported by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38
Lightning fighters bomb South industrial area of Vienna, Wiener
Neudorf aircraft engine factory, Vosendorf oil refinery, and
Markersdorf airfield, and attack targets at Ferrara, missing
river bridge but hitting synthetic rubber factory.
Tenth Air Force. 32 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support British advances down railroad
in Pinbaw area hitting gun positions, troops, and Headquarters
buildings, immediately North or Pinbaw, and along Nansonti
Creek. 6 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound Onsansaing, 8 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers bomb encampment near Kadu, and 4 hit
Lungling and Mangshih. 5 others attack guns, fuel dump, and
other targets along Burma Road from Wanling to Lungling while
7 more hit buildings and vehicles during sweeps of the general
Mangshih Chefang area. 12 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit
targets South West of Lungling and 2 P-40 fighters strafe
trucks at Chefang.
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 21 fighter-bombers attack
villages, compounds, other targets near Hengyang, Lingyang,
and Anjen. More than 40 fighter-bombers hit villages, shipping,
troops, supplies, and other targets around Ichang, Yangtien,
Siangtan, and Yiyang, and South of Sungpai and Siangyin.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Galela
area and Langgoer airfield and Saumlakki. Fighter-bombers
hit airfields at Nabire, Moemi, and Urarom, village of Moari,
and town of Manokwari. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20
Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers continue to attack
barge hideouts, troops, villages, and general targets around
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Yap and Iwo Jima
while P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Pagan and Aguijan. Gilbert
based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Ponape.
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