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27th April 1944

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Eighth Air Force. More than 450 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields, marshalling yards, and targets in France and Belgium, the principal targets being at Chalons-surMarne, Blainville-sur-l'Eau, Essey-les-Nancy, Toul, Croix-de-Metz, Le Culot and Ostend, Middelkerke.

Ninth Air Force. About 450 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers and more than 275 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers dive bombers attack gun emplacements, marshalling yards, coastal batteries, airfields, and several military installations in France and Belgium.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again severely restricts operations. P-40 fighters attack a supply dump North of Rome, scoring 7 hits in target area.

Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's attack positions in Buthidaung area. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Kalemyo storage area while 36 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's pound Kohima, Kanglatongbi area. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit railroad at 4 points around Shwebo. Nearly 150 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, A-36 Apache dive bomber, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast troops, fuel dumps, gun positions, and railroad yard at several locations in Mogaung Valley, including Myitkyina, Mogaung, Namti, Kamaing, Mohnyin, Hopin, Nanyaseik, Chaungwa, and Myothit.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Rocket-firing P-40 fighters attack 20 junks South of Shasi.

Fifth Air Force. Babo is bombed by 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. More than 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers attack Mushu and Kairiru Islands and airfields at Wewak, Boram, Dagua, and But. 120 A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers blast coastal areas of Hansa Bay and nearby villages, personnel areas North West of Bunabun, and antiaircraft positions, villages, and bridges from Bunabun to Cape Croisilles.

Thirteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Dublon, Eten, Moen, and Fefan Islands in early morning. 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast Talili Bay supply area; later a few P-39 fighters hit same target.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, bomb Truk during 26-27 April 1944. B-26 Marauder medium bombers from Eniwetok follow up during the day with 3 raids on Ponape. Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Jaluit, Wotje, and Mille. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein, using Makin as a rearming base, bombs Emidj, Jabor, and Enybor.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombs a submarine without success.

R233 R-boat
Launched 27 April 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.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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