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24th September 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Nearly 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers transport fuel to France.

Ninth Air Force. No bomber operations are flown. XIX Tactical Air Command supports 7th Armoured Division of United States Third Army in East France and flies armed reconnaissance over East France and West Germany. IX Air Defence Command flies night patrols from Paris to Aachen.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather cancels medium bombers and light bombers operations. Fighter-bombers support ground forces, bombing and strafing strong points, troop concentrations, and front line command targets as United States Fifth Army pushes through North Apennines.

Fifteenth Air Force. 362 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters escort, bomb Eleusis, Kalamaki, and Tatoi airfields, marshalling yard at Salonika, and harbour at Skaramanga. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort B-24 Liberator heavy bombers transporting personnel from Bari to Marcianise.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly 20 attack sorties against targets in Mawhun area, including Pinlon. Other P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly 13 sorties against targets in Bhamo area, demolishing bridge at Manyut and hitting enemy positions at Chayuhkwang. 11 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to Liuchow. 240 other transport sorties are flown to various points in the China-Burma-India (CBI).

Fourteenth Air Force. 26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Mangshih, Taohsien, and Kuanyang, attack White Cloud airfield, and knock out Dara bridge. 3 others hit targets near Changtuikuan and along Ling ling Siangtan road 70 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance over South West and Southeast China pound numerous targets, especially town areas and river shipping at Takhing and Sinshih.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Amahai, Namlea, and Haroekoe airfields and Boela. Heavy bombers hit Lautem. Fighter-bombers attack Babo, Urarom, and Manokwari airfields while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Sorong.

Seventh Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan hit shipping and harbour facilities in the Bonins, mostly at Chichi Jima. 2 others on armed reconnaissance mission bomb Marcus. 16 fighters strafe antiaircraft positions on Rota. 26 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb Truk while 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, based in the Gilberts, hit Ponape.

Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers striking Kurabu Cape airfield are challenged by 12 fighters. 1 of 2 damaged B-24 Liberator heavy bombers force lands in USSR. One fighters is downed. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly negative shipping search.

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