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26th February 1944

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. Weather limits operations severely, but P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit shipping North and South of Velaluka.

Tenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers demolish warehouses, in Naba and Hopin, attack bridges at Ye-u, Bawgyo, and Tantabin, and strafe railroad cars and tracks at Tangon, Namyao, and Pyintha. The Tantabin bridge is rendered unusable while approaches of the Ye-u and Bawgyo bridges are damaged.

Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Nanning attack targets at Tourane, destroying 5 warehouses and a hangar at the airfield and a locomotive and 4 buildings at the railroad yard.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Wewak and Momote. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, along with P-39 fighters, hit Madang, Alexishafen area and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Angorum.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters join Navy fighters in covering Navy dive bomber strike on Wunapope supply and shipping facilities. 22 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with fighters support, follow up with the day's second strike on Wunapope. Shortly afterwards, 17 P-38 Lightning fighters strike the same target. 12 P-39 fighters bomb and strafe Monoitu, Ruisei, Makapeko, and Mawareka.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa and Abemama attack Wotje and Jaluit. P-40 fighters from Makin bomb and strafe targets on Mille.

Eleventh Air Force. XI Bomber Command Air Striking Group Task group 90.1 is directed to conduct armed photo reconnaissance missions in the Kurils, day or night, as weather permits.

Blohm & Voss Bv 246
was officially cancelled, mainly due to re-emphasising priorities within the German missile programme.

R187 R-boat
Sunk 26 February 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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