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,
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
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, bomb Truk
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.
Launched 27 April 1944
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