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23rd July 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 243 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack airfields at Juvincourt-et-Damary, Laon, Athies, and Creil, while a single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs target. 1 heavy bomber is lost. Fighters fly 187 sorties in support of the heavy bombers. No enemy aircraft are encountered.

Ninth Air Force. 330 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb rail bridges along Argentan Paris and Lisieux-Bernay Evreux railroads, and hit fuel dumps at Foret de Conches. Fighters escort bombers, attack rail lines, enemy installations, and movements in Argentan Alencon Chartres Evreux areas, and bomb bridges, strong points, and a supply dump in support of United States First Army.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb and strafe motor transport in Po Valley during 22-23 July 1944. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit bridges and bridge approaches in the Valley, at or near Antoniassi, Acqui, Molare, Ferrara, Ostiglia, Borgoforte, and Cervo. Fighter-bombers, operating in small numbers, hit command lines between battle area (along Pisa-Florence line) and Po Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. 42 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Berat oil refinery. 15 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers provide target cover for the heavy bombers and afterwards strafe roads and targets in Yugoslavia near Albanian border.

Tenth Air Force. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers hit enemy positions in Myitkyina area, support ground forces at Szigahtawng, bomb Kamaing and Mogaung areas, blast troops and supplies at Kalang, Kyungon, and Tinzai, and hit targets at Pegu, Namma, Sahmaw, Taungni, and Hopin. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Myitkyina and Naungtalaw areas while 8 bomb Namting.

Fourteenth Air Force. 62 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters attack warehouses, trucks, and troops in Changsha Sinshih Fulinpu area, bomb airfields and river craft at Siangtan, hit enemy held areas of Hengyang, and strafe and bomb troop compounds and villages North of it. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 21 P-40 fighters hit warehouses and railroad yards in Yellow River area. 10 P-40 fighters hit Japanese positions on Salween front in support of Chinese forces.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again bomb Yap Island, hitting town area and airfields. Airfields and shipping terminals over widespread areas of Vogelkop Peninsula and nearby islands are pounded by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers. But airfield is again the main target in Northeast New Guinea. Command, supplies, barges, and troop concentrations from Wewak to Yakamul are also bombed and strafed throughout the day.

Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Tinian. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers begin arriving on Saipan. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Makin attack Nauru. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers staging through Eniwetok, bomb Truk while others, flying out of Kwajalein, hit Wotje.

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