Eighth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack Gilze-Rijen airfield.
Ninth Air Force. Nearly 200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb V-weapon
sites in French coastal area.
Twelfth Air Force. Colonel William S Gravely takes command
of XII Air Force Training and Replacement Command. B-26 Marauder
medium bombers bomb area South of Avezzano while B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit town of Avezzano and road junction at Monte
Cornacchia. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Vallecorsa with
good results. A-36 Apache dive bomber attack Vallecorsa, road
junctions at Fondi and in Priverno area, town of Ceccano,
and railroad at Sezze. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb bridge
at Skradin. Desert Air Force (DAF) fighters strafe tanks and
trucks on British Eighth Army front, and XII A Support Command
fighters cover United States Fifth Army's Anzio beachhead
during the day.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb road bridges at Pontecorvo
and Ceprano, railroad line and bridge at Falconara Marittima,
and marshalling yards at Poggibonsi and Siena. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters escort heavy bombers to latter 2 targets. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Rieti airfield, Porto Civitanova marshalling
yard, and targets, including bridge near Cagli, marshalling
yard North of Perugia, and landing strip South of Iesi. P-47
Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters carry out
sweeps in wide areas around Rome and Florence, reaching out
to Viterbo, Rieti, Orte, and Terni.
Tenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, in 2 waves, attack shipping at Mergui,
claiming a 350 ft vessel and 2 small boats destroyed. 6 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and 16 P-38 Lightning fighters knock
out bridge at Myittha, damage bridge at Samon, and damage
several trucks and railroad cars. 28 A-36 Apache dive bomber
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and a single B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound supply dumps at Kamaing and Mogaung,
achieving excellent results. 16 P-40 fighters hit Myitkyina
airfield, railroad cars at Pidaung, and railroad bridge at
Fourteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Kweilin
pound Kai Tek airfield in Hong Kong, Kowloon area. 2 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers heavily damage 3 merchant vessels
South of Wenchow.
Fifth Air Force. 35 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters escort, bomb Wewak.
50 Japanese fighters intercept. In the ensuing air battle
United States aircraft claim 12 of the fighters shot down.
5 United States fighters are lost. P-39 fighters strafe barges
and antiaircraft positions at Uligan Harbour and on Rai Coast.
A-20 Havoc light bombers hit forces and antiaircraft positions
near Cape Raoult and Gasmata. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
hit Flores Island.
Thirteenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF),
Navy, and Marine fighters support 60 Navy dive bombers in
strike on Lakunai airfield and Matupi Harbour area. 3 Allied
fighters are lost. United States aeroplanes claim more than
30 aircraft shot down. Later, 40 fighters sweep Rabaul area.
20 P-39 fighters strafe targets in Shortland Island area.
January 1944, 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Tobera and
Seventh Air Force. 21 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa and Abemama hit Taroa
Island. The medium bombers claim 3 fighters shot down. 23
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, flying out of Makin and Abemama,
bomb Wotje at dusk. 1 heavy bomber bombs Mille during return
flight after developing engine trouble.
was used against the Royal Navy's destroyer HMS Jervis which
was badly damaged off Anzio, Italy.
was used against the Royal Navy's destroyer HMS Janus which
was sunk off Anzio, Italy.
Go To: 24th
The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
For a complete list of sources