Ninth Air Force. Weather forces recall of several groups of
medium bombers and light bombers, assigned to support United
States First Army, but about 160 aircraft manage to bomb fuel
dump at Senonches with good results. Fighters escort bombers,
fly cover over assault area, carry out close support for ground
troops in Saint-Lo area, and fly armed reconnaissance in Poix,
Amiens, Chartres, Laval, and Angers areas.
Twelfth Air Force. During 25
July 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb roads and motor transport in Vado Ligure
area and hit fuel supplies during following day. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit bridges
in North Italy at Ronco Scrivia, Vado, Asti, Ostiglia, Carasco,
Verona, and Poggio Renatico. Fighter-bombers attack road and
rail bridges in North Italy at several points, strafe and
bomb many gun positions, destroy or damage over 20 aeroplanes
at Valence airfield, and hit numerous targets.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighters on second shuttle mission leave Russian FRANTIC bases,
strafe enemy aircraft in Bucharest Ploesti area, and return
to bases in Italy. 330 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Wiener Neudorf aircraft
factory, airfield at Markersdorf, Thalerhof, Zwolfaxing, and
Bad Voslau, and targets of opportunity in Vienna area. Also
hit are Szombathely airfield and oil storage at Berat. Fighters
fly escort and carry out patrols and sweeps in Brod Zagreb
and Ploesti Bucharest areas. Heavy bombers and fighters claim
over 70 aeroplanes shot down.
Tenth Air Force. 42 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters pound Myitkylna area while 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
hit Mogaung and Kamaing sectors. About 20 other fighter-bombers
hit targets at Hopin, Bhamo, Myothit, Wuntho, and North part
of Mandalay. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb storage sheds
Fourteenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 3 P-40 fighters blast town
of Tengchung, breaching Southeast wall in several places.
32 P-40 fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters attack targets
throughout Tengchung, Lungling, and Mangshih areas. 97 P-40
fighters attack troops, horses, trucks, fortified points river
shipping, and other targets at numerous locations in or near
Siangtan, Changsha, Hengshan, Fulinpu, Leiyang, Pingkiang,
Hengyang, Chaling, and Nanyo, airfield at Hengyang is also
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again hit supply areas, command,
and other targets on Woleai. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb airfields at Babo and Ransiki. A-20 Havoc light bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, along with Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) fighter-bombers, hit troop concentrations,
small shipping, mortar positions, shore guns, and other targets
along Hollandia Aitape Wewak coastline. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Langgoer.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from
Saipan pound Tinian. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Engebi
becomes the first jet fighter aircraft to have
an operational victory during the Second World War.
Launched 26 July 1944
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