Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy
bombers attack 4 aircraft plants, 3 airfields, 2 experimental stations and 15
targets in Germany. 19 heavy bombers are lost. 15 fighters groups fly over 600
supporting sorties downing 11 enemy aircraft. 4 groups later strafe ground targets
including numerous parked aeroplanes of which 30 are claimed destroyed. In a follow
up operation 92 heavy bombers attack 5 liquid oxygen plants in Belgium and North
France. 5 fighters groups fly escort.
Ninth Air Force. Nearly 240 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers attack various enemy strongholds in and around Brest supporting ground
forces' attempt to capture Brest harbour. Fighters provide air cover for 5 divisions,
fly armed reconnaissance along Seine River, and sweeps in wide areas around Paris
which is liberated. Fighters of IX Tactical Air Command raid, and set afire with
napalm tanks, the reported Headquarters of Field Marshall Walter
(commander in chief West) and Verzy.
Twelfth Air Force. United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers hit targets during 24
August 1944, and during the day fly armed reconnaissance over Po and Rhone Valleys,
and hit ammunition stores in South France. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack Rhone River bridges at Avignon, Culoz, Saint-Alban-du-Rhone,
Pont d'Ain, and Loyes, and hit gun positions around Marseille. Fighter-bombers
on armed reconnaissance in Southeast France battle area and along battle line
North of Arno River attack gun positions, roads, and bridges.
Air Force. More than 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers supported by P-38 Lightning fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb aircraft factories at Brno and Kurim and
airfields at Brno and Prostejov.
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kondangyi. 4 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters knock out bridge South of Bhamo and hit several targets in the area.
2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb probable factory at Hopin. 6 flights of P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers attack buildings and targets at Pinlon and Kyagyigon.
32 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support ground forces at Ingyingon and along
Hsai-hkao and Namsang River.
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kowloon docks. 3 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters hit buildings, troop compounds, and general
targets in Yangtien area. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 21 P-40 fighters
attack similar targets in and around Anjen. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
fighters strip at Leiyang and 2 others hit town of Nanyo. 40 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-40 fighters attack wide variety of targets throughout Hengyang, Siangyin,
Siangtan, and Siangsiang areas, Chenghsien, Lishui, Samshui, Chiangmen, Luichow
Peninsula, and Red River delta.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Koror and Malakal Island.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Lolobata. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on shipping
sweep over Lembeh Strait claim a merchant ship sunk and hit several small vessels.
In Lesser Sunda Islands a few B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on shipping sweep attack
several small vessels. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers hit Babo airfield,
Sagan, and Otawiri. P-39 fighters strafe troops near But.
Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from
Saipan hit airfields on Iwo Jima while P-47 Thunderbolt fighters blast antiaircraft
positions and troops on Pagan. A B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Yap. Gilberts
based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Ponape.
Eleventh Air Force. 1
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies reconnaissance
over Shasukotan, Onnekotan, and Harumukotan Islands but drops no bombs due to
accurate antiaircraft fire. M262
Sunk 25 August 1944 along with M304
Sunk 25 August 1944 R203
Sunk 25 August 1944 R205
Sunk 25 August 1944 Z24
Sunk 25 August 1944 Go To: 26th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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