Eighth Air Force. About 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers escorted by 14 fighters groups attack 3 marshalling
yards and a synthetic oil plant at Ludwigshafen and Koblenz,
industrial area of Frankfurt Main and several targets. About
175 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to France.
Ninth Air Force. No bomber missions are flown. IX Tactical
Air Command flies cover for United States First Army units
in West Germany, dive-bombs rail lines, and flies armed reconnaissance
over Trier, Koblenz, Aachen area. IX Air Defence Command flies
night patrols from Paris East to Luxembourg and the German
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers cancel operations due to bad weather.
Fighter-bombers hit barracks areas, railroads, roads, and
transportation in or near Bologna, Bozzolo, Parma, Castelfranco
Veneto, and Canneto sull'Oglio, and in immediate battle areas
as United States Fifth Army meets strong opposition, especially
in vicinity of Monte Bastione, and near Torre Poggioli, Monte
Gamberaldi, and Monte Castelnuovo.
Fifteenth Air Force. 51 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-38 Lightning fighters providing target cover and close
escort, bomb Piraeus, Skaramanga, and Salamis harbours.
Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters attack towns of Haungton, Myintha, and
Mawlu. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again haul fuel to China,
15 landing at Kunming, 3 at Liuchow, and 1 at Yungning. Tenth
Air Force flies 220 other transport sorties to various China-Burma-India
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast barracks area at Mangshih.
12 bomb Kweiyang, and 6 hit town area and railroad yards at
Hengyang. 11 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Nanking. About
120 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed
reconnaissance over vast expanses of China South of the Yangtze
River attack large variety of targets at numerous locations
including troops, buildings, and command targets in Paoching
area and between Siangtan and Fulinpu.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Kendari airfield and B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Langoan airfield. A-20 Havoc
light bombers fire storage areas and hit personnel areas on
West shore of Kaoe Bay. Namlea airfield is again bombed by
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. P-38 Lightning fighters pound
Kairatoe and Boela airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Sagan and Urarom airfields
while P-40 fighters attack Kaimana.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Iwo Jima and Marcus.
September 1944, Kwajalein based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
stage through Eniwetok on strike at shipping at Truk. Failing
to locate primary targets the heavy bombers bomb Tol, Eten,
Param, and Moen while others hit Wake during 25-26
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly negative shipping sweep.
launched against England, hit Hoxne.
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