Eighth Air Force. 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack airfields at Orly, Melun,
Creil, and Poix. 447 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb
Berlin while 72 attack targets in the area. Enemy opposition
is heavy and 33 heavy bombers are lost.
Ninth Air Force. More than 450 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) medium bombers attack airfields, coastal defences,
sites in France. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters dive-bomb 4 landing fields in France.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers, light bombers, and fighter-bombers fly numerous sorties
in support of rapidly advancing ground forces and in attacks
against rail lines, bridges, and roads in North Central Italy.
Medium bombers hit at least 5 bridges, create several road
blocks and cause havoc in command to North of battle area.
Light bombers blast bivouac area. Fighter-bombers have great
success in attacks on motor transports, mainly in battle area,
and in conjunction with British aeroplanes destroy over 300
and damage as many more.
Fifteenth Air Force. 620 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers attack Avisio viaduct, Atzgersdorf aircraft components
factory, town of Neunkirchen, airfields at Munchendorf, Graz,
Wollersdorf, Bad Voslau and Zagreb, and Varazdin marshalling
yard. Escorting fighters fly over 250 sorties. Enemy fighters
opposition is especially heavy against Bad Voslau force, downing
6 heavy bombers.
Tenth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's bomb enemy positions in Palel Chassud
area, hit village near Moirang, and attack truck park beside
Tiddim road. 20 P-40 fighters in Myitkyina vicinity destroy
3 barracks buildings and knock out a railway bridge and a
machine gun post. A single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs
Gwa in Arakan area.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers hit airfields at Namber and Kamiri. More
than 200 A-20 Havoc light bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters,
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters P-39 fighters, and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers continue to blast targets in Wewak Hansa Bay
area throughout the day.
Thirteenth Air Force. In Rabaul area 19 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters,
and 22 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Hospital Point
gun positions. 2 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit town
of Rabaul. Fighter patrols hit various targets in Rabaul area
and South New Ireland. 51 P-39 fighters, P-40 fighters, and
P-38 Lightning fighters, and a single B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, attack various Buka Bougainville targets including
Buka airfield, East Bougainville coastal bridges, and Cape
Lalahan radar station.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Makin pound Wotje and Jaluit,
using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between the strikes.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers based at Engebi hit Ponape.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
bombers fly weather and photo reconnaissance over Shimushu
and bomb Matsuwa area.
Sunk 24 May 1944
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