Eighth Air Force. 59 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Schweinfurt, using
blind bombing equipment. 162 other B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers diverting from primary target at Schweinfurt because
of clouds, bomb marshalling yard at Frankfurt Main. Primary
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers targets, airfields at Metz and
Nancy, are overcast, but 33 are able to bomb Nancy while 147
Dthers bomb secondary target of Saint Dizier, Robinson airfield.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound supply and bivouac areas in
Piedimonte and Castrocielo and harbour installations at Leghorn.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridge and railroad tracks
North West of Orvieto, and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb guns
in Cassino area. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber
in Cassino area hit guns, troop concentrations, road, and
causeway. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on armed reconnaissance
in Rome, Orvieto Orte areas hit train and bridge.
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 100 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Rimini marshalling
yards while 32 others attack Ancona, Senigallia, and rail
and road bridges over Vomano River South of Giulianova. Over
200 other B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers turn back before reaching target and before
rendezvous with fighters escorts. 3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers and 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit targets in
Italy and Yugoslavia. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers are lost.
The heavy bombers claim 10 enemy fighters destroyed.
Tenth Air Force. Near Chindwin 50 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's
attack Homalin and Tamanthi. In Mandalay area 12 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers and 10 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Pyingaing
dump, 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Shwebo railroad yards
and a nearby factory, and 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack
Gokteik Viaduct. 4 P-40 fighters bomb Japanese positions near
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-39
fighters and P-40 fighters hit Alexishafen with dive bombing
and strafing attack at midday. A single B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bombs nearby Sek Island. Other B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers on armed reconnaissance score hit on minesweeper.
Organised Japanese resistance ends on Los Negros and Bougainville,
although considerable time will be required for mopping up
Thirteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airstrip at Tobera. A few
which lost contact with formation bomb Vunakanau instead.
More than 30 P-38 Lightning fighters, P-39 fighters, and P-40
fighters hit Wunapope with incendiary clusters, causing numerous
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa bomb Jaluit while others,
flying out of Eniwetok, hit Ponape and Ant Islands.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly photo mission over Onnekotan.
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