Eighth Air Force. 67 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb coastal battery at Gravelines,
The Luftwaffe signals equipment at Brussels, and oil installations
and industrial plants at Ghent. 79 heavy bombers return to
base without bombing due to low-lying haze which obscures
coastal targets. 3 fighters groups perform escort duty and
strafe ground targets, destroying aircraft, 2 vehicles, 2
locomotives, and some rolling stock. Only single fighters
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather causes recall of medium bombers
and light bombers sent to bomb Loire and Seine bridges. Fighters
attack rail lines enemy installations and movements North
West and South West of Paris, and bomb gun positions and other
military targets in the Coutances Saint-Lo area in support
of United States ground forces which break through West of
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers fly night patrols on 26
July 1944 over Po Valley, bombing lights and vehicles at Piacenza,
Modena, and Verona. Both medium bombers and fighter-bombers
concentrate on bridges in Po Valley and North West Italy throughout
the day. Numerous hits are scored on bridges and other targets,
including parked aeroplanes, guns, and railroads.
Fifteenth Air Force. 366 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb armament works at Budapest. 24 other B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers attack Pecs. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers escort the Budapest mission.
Tenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
hit Taungni. Myitkyina, Kamaing Mogaung area, and bridge at
Fourteenth Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters hit river and lake shipping South of Yogang
and in Siangtan area, strafe truck columns South of Changsha,
and bomb and strafe troops, horses, and compounds in Nanyo
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit airfields
on Woleai and supply areas on Mariaon and Tagaulap Islands.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Lolobata
and Miti while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Galela airfield.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb shipping and air facilities at Ransiki, Moemi, and Babo,
hit freighter in Kaiboes Bay, and bomb antiaircraft positions
at Kokas, while A-20 Havoc light bombers blast fuel dumps
at Nabire. P-39 fighters strafe concentrations and small vessels
along West coast of Geelvink Bay. A-20 Havoc light bombers,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers hit troop
concentrations, supply dumps, gun positions, barges, and a
variety of other targets along coast from Aitape to Wewak
to Cape Moem. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Laha, Namlea,
Cape Chater, and Dili.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from
Saipan hit Tinian. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the Marshalls
bomb Truk. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers based at Makin, hit
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