Eighth Air Force. Nearly 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
installations and targets in the Pas de Calais and Cherbourg
Ninth Air Force. 338 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 35 A-20 Havoc light bombers
attack Ijmuiden torpedo boat pens. Nearly 140 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers dive-bomb Creil
marshalling yard and military installations in France.
Twelfth Air Force. Operations are at a minimum as bad weather
continues. B-26 Marauder medium bombers score numerous hits
on Arezzo viaducts, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Perugia
railway bridge, scoring near misses, and A-20 Havoc light
bombers successfully bomb troop concentrations North of Velletri.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters achieve direct hits on railway bridge
North West of Stimigliano and near misses on railway bridge
South West of Tarquinia. P-40 fighters hit guns near Fontana
Liri and North of Anzio beachhead with good results.
Fifteenth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers hit port of Fiume and marshalling yards at Rimini
and Maniago. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning
fighters provide escort. Over 150 other B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers abort missions
because of bad weather.
Tenth Air Force. In Chin Hills region 40 A-31 Vengeance dive
bomber's pound Japanese positions in Tonzang Kalewa area and
near Kalemyo. The fighter-bombers also claim more than 20
trucks destroyed in the Kalemyo area. Near Chindwin 3 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers and 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb troops along Imphal Tiddim road. 70 fighter-bombers and
a lone B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack targets in Moraung
Valley area, including airfields at Manywet and Myitkyina,
and bridges, roads, railroads and targets at Mogaung, Kamaing,
and Myitkyina. In the Katha area 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Japanese bivouac Northeast
of Bhamo and claim 6 warehouses destroyed at Nankan.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Bakli bay area. 2 merchant
vessels are claimed sunk, and damage is done to tracks and
loading equipment. 4 P-40 fighters on sweep of North coast
of Gulf of Tonkin sink ore boat and damage 4 barges.
Fifth Air Force. 220 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighters hit Wewak, Boram, lape
Wom, Aitape, Hansa Bay coast, Mushu Island, and general area
along North coast of Northeast New Guinea, blasting storage
areas, barges, shipping, rounded aeroplanes, fuel dumps, and
enemy troops. Other A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Bunaun Harbour
while P-39 fighters hit Madang area. P-39 fighters and P-40
fighters attack Cape roskins and troops in Talasea area. On
Manus Island A-20 Havoc light bombers hit buildings and Japanese
positions on South shore.
Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Vunakanau airfield and 37
fighter-bombers attack supply areas along Talili Bay. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers continue to heckle Rabaul area during
the night. In Bougainville area 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
and 20 fighter-bombers hit pillboxes and targets on islands
off Tekessi River mouth and near Monoitu. Fighter-bombers
again support round forces along Empress Auusta Bay, hitting
supply dump North of Reini River and enemy positions near
mouths of Tekessi and Maririei rivers. The fighter-bombers
claim destruction of bridge over the Puriata River. 24 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers on mission against Truk Island fail
to reach target and bomb Pulusuk Island instead. Several of
the heavy bombers are forced to land on Green Island because
of fuel shortages.
Seventh Air Force. Eniwetok based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike Ponape. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Tarawa hit Jaluit, rearm at Majuro, and
hit Jaluit again on return flight to Tarawa.
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