Eighth Air Force. 767 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers are dispatched to attack airfields in West Germany
and aircraft factories in Brunswick area. Due to unfavourable
weather conditions, only 68 heavy bombers bomb primary target
airfield at Handorf. 205 bomb city of Brunswick (secondary
target) and 432 others bomb targets, including Hamm marshalling
yard, Osnabruck, Munster, Ahlen, Beckum, Neubeckum, and Drensteinfurt.
28 aircraft are lost, mostly to fighters.
Ninth Air Force. 220 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers on morning mission bomb Creil
marshalling yard and airfields at Beaumont-le-Roger and Beauvais,
Tille. In afternoon raid, 146 bomb Haine-Saint-Pierre marshalling
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb Florence, Campo di Marte marshalling
yard while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Pontassieve railway
bridge and its approaches. P-40 fighters attack guns in Cassino,
Esperia area, causing many fires and explosions. A-36 Apache
dive bomber bomb Cassino area with good results. Germans have
been forced into narrow zone in West edge of Cassino but still
hold positions commanding the town and the Abbey; New Zealand
Corps breaks off attack.
Tenth Air Force. In Chin Hills region 12 A-31 Vengeance dive
bomber's hit Japanese positions, 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
and 10 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Kalewa, and 9 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack Kaing and Shwebo. In Katha area 12 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Naba Station while 12 others
join 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers in attacking ammunition
and gas dumps at Indaw. 4 P-40 fighters bomb stores at Kamaing
while 30 other fighters fly armed reconnaissance over the
Mogaung Valley in general. 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
pound Moulmein jetty and attack Moulmein, Bangkok railroad
targets, destroying 2 bridges, damaging several others, and
scoring effective hits on 2 trains.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on railroad sweep North from
Vinh destroy 2 engines and several boxcars at Van Trai Station
yards and attack 3 bridges between Vinh and Thanh Hoa.
Fifth Air Force. Nearly 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit
numerous targets in Aitape, Wewak, Alexishafen, and Hansa
Bay areas. 29 P-40 fighters attack Talasea and nearby bivouacs,
including Gogosi. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Babo and
during the night attack shipping in Bismarck Sea.
Thirteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters bomb targets at Komaleai Point while
24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Buka area after weather
prevented scheduled attacks on Rabaul. Fighters fly sweeps
over Rabaul and general New Ireland area, and 12 P-40 fighters
bomb fuel dump at Keravia Bay. 15 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
out of 24 dispatched plow through the bad weather and bomb
Ratawul supply area.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb Wake. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers flying out of Eniwetok hit Ponape. Tarawa based
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike Maloelap and Jaluit, commencing
a series of B-25 Mitchell medium bombers shuttle missions
between Tarawa or Makin and the Navy's new base at Majuro
Atoll which is used as the rearming base for the return strike.
Launched 23 March 1944
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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