Eighth Air Force. More than 350 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers hit 18 targets (mostly rail bridges
and command centres) in the tactical area West of the Rhine.
9 escorting fighters groups encounter over 300 Luftwaffe fighters
and claim more than 40 kills.
Ninth Air Force. Almost 650 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers hit rail and road bridges,
command centres and targets in West Germany and breakthrough
area. Fighters, including an Eighth Air Force group loaned
to Ninth, escort 9th Bomber Division, fly patrols and armed
reconnaissance, and support United States III, VIII, and XII
Corps along South battle line of Wehrmacht salient from Echternach
to North West of Neufchateau.
Twelfth Air Force. Clearing weather in Po Valley permits fighter-bombers
to successfully cut numerous rail lines running North to Brenner
Pass, and lines in East Po Valley, destroying or damaging
Fifteenth Air Force. 253 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers hit Brux synthetic oil plant and main marshalling
yard at Wels. 145 others bomb marshalling yards at Plattling,
Villach, Hall, Graz, Innsbruck (2), and Rosswein and Innsbruck
antiaircraft position and rail siding. Over 30 fighters escort
Brux Wels Rosswein Plattling raids. Other P-38 Lightning fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly reconnaissance escort
and cover Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on Yugoslav supply run.
Tenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe troop concentrations
and supplies at Mabein. 8 others sweep Burma Road stretches
and strafe Lashio airfield. Transports fly 259 sorties delivering
men and supplies to forward bases and front line areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 8 fighter-bombers knock out
bridge at Wan Pa-Hsa. 22 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound
railroad ferry, damage tanker at Nanking, and hit nearby airfield,
claiming 13 aeroplanes destroyed. 30 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance
hit various targets around Yungning, Kunming, Kiungshan, Paoching,
Wanling, Man Pong, and Mong Long.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters support, bomb
Mabalacat, Sasa, Sandakan and Jesselton airfields. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, along with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
fighter-bombers, hit Galela area. Other B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers and fighter-bombers pound Mindanao and Halmahera Island
targets again during several smaller raids throughout the
Seventh Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Iwo Jima. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Guam and Saipan continue night
strikes against Iwo Jima during 25-26
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