Eighth Air Force. Nearly 300 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Mannheim and Landau,
and airfields at Esseyles Nancy, Metz, Frescati, and Dijon,
Ninth Air Force. 240 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 69 A-20 Havoc light bombers
sites in coastal area of France and gun positions at Le Treport,
Varengeville-sur-Mer, Fontenay-sur-Mer, Crisbec, Ault, Fecamp,
Houlgate, and Saint-Pierre-duMont. About 150 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters dive-bomb airfields in France and Belgium. Around
175 medium bombers are forced to abort missions because of
Twelfth Air Force. Attacks against lines of command North
of Rome continue. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit storage areas
while medium bombers attack Pesaro marshalling yard, dumps
at Manoppello, and bridges and approaches at Incisa in Valdarno,
Arezzo, Asciano, Magra, Ficulle, and Orvieto. Viaducts at
Incisa and Calafuria are attacked with poor results. P-40
fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit roads, gun positions,
railroads, ammunition dump and trucks North of Rome, near
Ficulle, Orte and Orvieto. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters also
damage destroyers off Elba.
Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 150 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb aircraft
factory at Turin, marshalling yard and bridge at Parma, marshalling
yard at Ferrara, and several targets. Over 300 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers are forced
to abort missions due to bad weather. Over 100 fighters escort
the heavy bomber missions into North Italy.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's again hit positions at Buthidaung
and bomb Paletwa. 12 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's bomb Kohima
while 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Tiddim road. 80
fighter-bombers and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit a variety
of targets at Kamaing, Nsopzup, and Mogaung. 12 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers hit Japanese Headquarters at Katha and supply
huts at Hopin. Near Mandalay 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Monywa-Alon while 21 P-38 Lightning fighters hit airfields
at Heho, destroying several aircraft in the air and on the
Fifth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb troop areas in Hollandia vicinity,
attacking villages South of Tanahmerah and huts and buildings
along road from Marneda to Banggerang. Other aeroplanes carry
out similar strikes against Karkar Island and along Hansa
Thirteenth Air Force. Just before dawn 15 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Dublon,
Moen, Fefan, Uman, and Falo Islands. 23 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb airstrip and revetments at Tobera. 12 P-39 fighters
leave stockpiles aflame at Baitsi.
Seventh Air Force. Kwajalein based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, during 24
April 1944, staging through Eniwetok, strike Truk and Guam
and during day hit Wotje and Maloelap. This is first Seventh
Air Force mission against Guam. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
from Engebi bomb Ponape, and Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit Jaluit and Wotje.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers photograph and bomb installations
on Matsuwa Island.
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