Eighth Air Force. 292 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers strike at industrial centre of Brunswick, a
secondary target, when heavy cloud cover prevents bombing
primary targets of industry at Fallersleben, Waggum, Paderborn,
Gutersloh and Cologne. Nearly 50 other heavy bombers bomb
targets in Hildesheim, Hannover area. 31 P-38 Lightning fighters
fighter-bombers attack airfields near Le Mans during morning,
and 24 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers dive-bomb Cormeilles-en-Vexin
airfield in afternoon. Opposition is very light and ineffective.
Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force Tactical Air Plan for Operation
NEPTUNE is published, 10 days after receiving formal Allied
Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF) directive ordering such a plan.
Around 125 medium bombers attack Plattling landing ground.
Fighters fly over 750 sorties against scattered targets in
North West Europe.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather greatly curtails activity.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack motor transport and railroad
tracks and hit gas dump near Trasimeno Lake, landing ground
at Canino, and marshalling yards of of Leghorn.
Tenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit positions North and South of Buthidaung
while 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Akyab. Near Chindwin
6 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Tiddim road while 3 A-31 Vengeance
dive bomber's attack Japanese Headquarters in Kohima vicinity.
70 fighter-bombers and 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound
numerous targets at Mogaung, Kamaing, and several points in
North part of the Mogaung Valley. In Mandalay and surrounding
area, 9 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb railroad yards and
engine sheds, and 9 P-38 Lightning fighters hit stores and
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance from Lashio to Man Kat
cause considerable damage. 2 trucks, a warehouse, a water
tank, and 2 locomotives are destroyed, gun positions and a
bridge are strafed, and a Japanese occupied building is left
Fifth Air Force. 120 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers
pound the Wewak area, hitting airfields at Wewak, But, Dagua,
and Boram, and supply areas, troops, and several small villages.
13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Awar Point, 20 P-39 fighters
and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack bridges and targets near
Madang and 8 P-39 fighters attack roads, villages, and supply
dump near Bunabun Harbour. A B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
on reconnaissance sinks a lugger in Sepik River. Allied ground
forces take Hollandia and occupy Alexishafen.
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb runway and dispersal area
at Lakunai. 35 fighter-bombers pound airfield at Tobera. 8
P-40 fighters attack occupied areas along bays of Tabut and
Twentieth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Fighters make first interception of B-29 Superfortress heavy
bomber's as the very heavy bombers are flying over the Hump.
The brief confrontation results in no losses on either side.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, having landed at Los Negros after
bombing Guam on 25
, hit Ponape and return to Kwajalein. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers based on Makin hit Jaluit and Wotje.
Commissioned 26 April 1944
Sunk 26 April 1944
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