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25th March 1944

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Ninth Air Force. More than 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers attack Hirson marshalling yard.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather severely curtails operations. B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Leghorn dockyard and town of Rignano sull' Arno. P-40 fighter-bombers attack gun positions in Anzio beachhead battle area. Fighters fly cover over Anzio and Cassino areas.

Tenth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's attack Japanese held villages and gun positions from Kalewa to Homalin. 8 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Mogaung supply dumps, causing fires and much smoke. 12 P-40 fighters bomb Kamaing area. Japanese aircraft 5 medium bombers and 30 fighters attack Allied airstrips at Chittagong, Cox's Bazaar and Anisakan. Tenth Air Force and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) interceptors claim 7 aeroplanes shot down.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Chengkung bomb motor pool and fuel dump at Mangshih, demolishing a sizeable portion of the target area.

Fifth Air Force. More than 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers continue pounding of Wewak area, destroying supply dumps along coast from Wewak Point to the airfield, fuel dump West of Boram, and targets along Sauri road and in Cape Wom area. Other A-20 Havoc light bombers attack coastal area around Bunabun Harbour. P-40 fighters attack a Japanese Headquarters at Cape Hoskins. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Babo Urarom area. On Manus, last major battle takes place, isolated enemy positions remain to be eliminated.

Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Ratawul supply area while 34 fighter-bombers hit Keravia Bay fuel stores. 20 fighter-bombers hit Miwo River bridge and nearby bivouac area and bomb truck park West of Omoi River.

Seventh Air Force. Advance Headquarters in Tarawa is disbanded and the Seventh's operations in Central Pacific forward area are placed under VII Bomber Command at Kwajalein. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Eniwetok pound Ponape and claim 4 fighters shot down. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Abemama bomb Maloelap.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 Shemya based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kurabu Cape and North coast of Onnekotan.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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