Eighth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighters groups bomb and strafe flak positions and other ground
targets in 2 landing zones in Nijmegen area, immediately preceding
the arrival of the remainder of United States 82d and 101st
Airborne Divisions and Polish 1st Brigade, and engage over
160 fighters. United States fighters claim 27 destroyed. Over
150 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly gasoline to France.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers sent against targets in West Germany
are recalled due to weather. Fighters support United States
First Army in West Germany, United States Third Army in Chateau-Salins
area, escort bombers (recalled), and fly armed reconnaissance
over wide areas of West Germany.
Twelfth Air Force. Although several missions are aborted because
of bad weather, medium bombers attack several railroad bridges
in Po River Valley. Fighter-bombers hit guns and rail and
road targets in battle area as United States Fifth Army pushes
on through Gothic Line defences.
Fifteenth Air Force. 147 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, escorted by 290 P-38 Lightning
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Brux synthetic
oil refinery and Wels marshalling yard. 229 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers attack command targets in Italy, including viaduct
at Venzone and road and railroad bridges at Casarsa della
Delizia, Pinzano al Tagliamento, Ponte di Piave, Latisana,
San Dona di Piave, and Susegana.
Tenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters attack bridges along a line Wanling,
Bhamo, Myitkyina destroying 1 bridge. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit bridges South of Meza, destroying 1 and extensively
damaging several others. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly
fuel to Liuchow while 2 deliver fuel to Kunming.
Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Burma Road in Chefang area.
36 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Chuanhsien and targets
in surrounding areas. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Kuanyang, 5 hit Yungming, 6 damage Dara bridge, 12 bomb Lungling,
and 2 knock out bridge near Jinyang. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb docks at Amoy. Again more than 90 P-40 fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit numerous targets throughout
Southeast China concentrating on Japanese troops in Chuanhsien
area and various targets around Jungyun, Yuankiang, Yungming,
Lingling, and Hsuchang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). During night and day raids B-24
Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers concentrate
on Sidate and Mapanget airfields. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
pound Kaoe airfield. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-40 fighters
bomb antiaircraft guns at Manokwari, Moemi, and Ransiki airfields.
Thirteenth Air Force. Thirteenth Air Force moves from Hollandia
to Noemfoor Island.
Seventh Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Chichi Jima,
Haha Jima, and Ani Jima. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on
armed reconnaissance bomb Marcus while 1 on training mission
hits Pagan. On 23-24
September 1944, a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein
Was disbanded on 23 September 1944
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