Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,200 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers fly against Berlin area targets
but abort mission due to high clouds. Over 150 of the heavy
bombers attack targets in German coastal area and Danish peninsula,
including 4 airfields, 2 marshalling yards, 2 islands, 3 cities,
and scattered targets. 11 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups
provide escort and strafe ground targets in Germany, destroying
several including 24 locomotives. 5 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers and 10 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers are lost. 8 fighter-bomber
groups strafe and bomb rail transportation in East France
and the Saar, claiming, among other targets, over 100 locomotives
and over 200 train cars destroyed.
Ninth Air Force. IX Bomber Command attacks troop concentrations
in Rouen area, Rouen bridge, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boursin navigational
beam station, and Bucy-les-Pierrepont and Foret de Samoussy
fuel dumps. Fighters cover ground forces and fly sweeps and
armed reconnaissance in Senlis area and South of Loire River
claiming 16 aircraft (11 in the air) destroyed, and losing
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit gun emplacements in Marseille area and bomb bridges
at Berceto. Fighter-bombers continue armed reconnaissance
in Po Valley and over roads leading North from battle line
North of the Arno River. Light bombers bomb targets in Po
Valley during 26
August 1944, fly armed reconnaissance and during the day hit
ammunition stores in North Central Italy.
Fifteenth Air Force. 530 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighters supported heavy bombers attack 2 oil refineries in
Blechhammer, railroad bridge at Ferrara, and viaducts at Avisio,
Venzone, and Borovnica.
Tenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Pinbaw area,
hitting Kondangyi and troops and strong points near Pinbaw.
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Hengyang, Tien Ho, White
Cloud, and Pailochi airfields. 9 others hit road and river
traffic in Yoyang, Hankow, Changsha, and Hengyang areas. 120
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit targets
in the above areas plus Yangtien, Chachiang, Anjen, Leiyang,
Sintsiang, Siangsiang, and Siangtan, damaging or destroying
numerous trucks, many river craft and hitting several troop
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers hit Miti and airfields at
Babo, Ransiki, Sagan, and Manokwari. Fighter-bombers hit bivouacs
near Boram, troops between Abau and Boikin, and a fuel dump
and barges at Kairiru Island.
Seventh Air Force. A Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Iwo Jima while
another, after photo reconnaissance of Woleai, bombs Yap.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb antiaircraft positions on Pagan
and strafe buildings on Alamagan.
Eleventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb and photograph Kashiwabara
in 2 raids. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on a shipping sweep
East of the North Kurils bomb and strafe picket boats damaging
1 and leaving another sinking.
Sunk 27 August 1944
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