Eighth Air Force. 680 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb aeroplane factories at Regensburg, Augsburg,
and Furth, and ball bearing plant at Stuttgart. This mission
is flown in conjunction with Fifteenth Air Force attack on
Regensburg and with major efforts by The British Royal Air
Force (RAF) against Schweinfurt during 24
February 1944 and Augsburg during 25-26
February 1944. 31 aircraft are lost.
Ninth Air Force. General Williams becomes Commanding General
IX Troop Carrier Command. 191 B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb Venlo, Saint-Trond, and Cambrai, Epinoy airfields in
morning raid as diversion in support of VIII Bomber Command
heavy bombers over Germany. 36 abort, mainly because of navigational
error. 164 B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched against
military targets in France during afternoon are recalled because
of bad weather.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters attack guns and troop concentrations East of Campoleone
and in Carroceto area. A-36 Apache dive bomber bomb towns
of Terracina and Sperlonga and roads in the area. P-40 fighters
also maintain patrols over Anzio.
Fifteenth Air Force. Continuing coordinated attacks with Eighth
Air Force on European targets, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers with fighters escorts pound Regensburg aircraft factory;
enemy fighters opposition is heavy. Other B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers hit Zara harbour and Pola. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers attack Fiume marshalling yard and port and hit Zell
railroad and Graz airfield. Over 30 United States aeroplanes
are lost. Heavy bombers claim more than 90 fighters shot down.
Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack bridges at Meza, Sinthe, and Natmauk, causing light
damage to the bridges and destroying 3 locomotives and several
Fourteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters attack docks, railroad yards, and warehouses
at Hongay. In the harbour 1 large boat is sunk and another
damaged. 2 P-40 fighters hit a cargo vessel at Campha Port,
leaving it sinking. 2 others bomb and strafe Weichow Island.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Lorengau and Alexishafen, Madang
areas and Momote airfield, and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb
airfields at Alexishafen.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-39 fighters on armed reconnaissance bomb antiaircraft position
at Monoitu, hit Aitara area, and attack barge in Cape Gazelle
area. 20 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Matupi and Rapopo.
21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 17 P-38 Lightning fighters
follow shortly with another strike on Rapopo.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters out of Makin bomb and strafe targets at Jaluit. B-26
Marauder medium bombers from Tarawa and Abemama hit Mille
and Wotje. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Abemama and Tarawa
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Shemya are over Matsuwa
Island shortly after midnight 24
February 1944 on a photo reconnaissance and bomb run. Mission
is not completed due to weather.
was used against the Royal Navy's destroyer HMS Inglefield
which was sunk off Anzio, Italy.
Is severely damaged after being engaged by Allied aircraft.
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