Eighth Air Force. 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb 2 marshalling yards,
2 aircraft plants, a steel works, and 2 airfields at Osnabruck,
Hamm, Bremen, Rheine, and Hesepe, plus 3 targets in North
West Germany. 9 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups fly escort.
8 fighters groups, including 2 attached from Ninth Air Force,
support First Allied Airborne Army, claiming 32 fighters destroyed
in combat. Over 160 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel
Ninth Air Force. No bomber missions are flown. IX Tactical
Air Command supports United States First Army in Bonn area
and cuts rail lines West of Rhine. XIX Tactical Air Command
hits fortifications near Metz.
Twelfth Air Force. During 25
September 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers bomb targets in Po Valley. Throughout
the day B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers pound rail and road bridges in East and North West
parts of the Valley while fighter-bombers and fighters of
XII Fighter Command attack road nets, rails, motor transport,
and supply points at many locations in the valley.
Tenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters flights hit targets in Bhamo Myothit
area, including Sinkin, Momauk, and Nanhlaing. 3 other flights
hit targets in Pinwe Mawlu area, including town of Nyaungbintha.
20 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters in 2 flights hit Tingka, fuel
storage at Chefang, and repair shops at Wanting. 9 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers blast troop concentrations and stores in Hinlong.
19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to Liuchow, Yangtong,
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lungfukwan and Mangshih
while several P-40 fighters hit targets in same areas. 6 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters attack
and slightly damage Dara bridge and destroy road machinery
nearby. About 50 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
continue armed reconnaissance over vast inland areas of South
China, attacking troops, buildings, and other targets.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Maumere Bay. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Liang
and Kendari airfields. P-40 fighters hit Kokas.
Twentieth Air Force. 83 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, staging from Chengtu, bomb
Anshan most of them striking Showa Steel Works with poor results.
15 others bomb Dairen, Sinsiang, and various targets. During
September 1944, Japanese aircraft bomb Chengtu area, damaging
5 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's. This attack along with
the one on 8
set pattern for Japanese raids which usually
follow B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber missions and continue
until 19 December
but are of light nature and annoying rather than
Seventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan on armed reconnaissance
bomb Marcus. During 26-27
September 1944, another B-24 Liberator heavy bombers snooper
hits Iwo Jima. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from the Gilberts
bomb Nauru. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the Marshalls
hit Wake during 26-27
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies weather reconnaissance.
Later 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers radar bomb Suribachi
launched against England, hit Ranworth.
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