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
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
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
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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