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27th July 1944

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Events On This Day

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 is lost.

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 Saint-Lo.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers fly night patrols on 26-27 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 Sahmaw.

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 area.

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 Jaluit.

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