Eighth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb CROSSBOW supply site at
Saint Leu-d'Esserent while 51 others bomb marshalling yards
and airfield at nearby Creil. 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
are downed by antiaircraft fire. 101 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers bomb CROSSBOW supply sites at Saint-Martin-l'Hortier,
Biennais, Beauvoir-Riviere, and Domleger, and a canal lock
at Espierres, losing 1 plane to antiaircraft fire. 183 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers support the heavy bombers, losing
2 fighters to enemy aircraft and destroying 6 fighters. After
completing escort, the P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb and
strafe targets, including marshalling yards, bridges, railroads,
transportation and airfield installations, and dispersal areas.
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather precludes bomber operations.
Over 700 fighters take part in various operations. Most of
them fly high cover over assault areas and bomb and strafe
rail and road traffic and command centres in France.
Twelfth Air Force. Continued bad weather cancels medium bombers
operations. Light bombers again hit ammunition supplies. Fighter-bombers
hit roads, bridges, rail lines, and other targets in and near
Fifteenth Air Force. Almost 300 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Budapest and Brod.
75 to 90 enemy fighters attack the formations. 3 heavy bombers
are lost. Heavy bombers and escorting fighters claim over
30 planes shot down. 90 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers sweep
Budapest area, claiming 7 fighters destroyed.
Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers fly gasoline to Kamaing while 52 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers continue ammunition run to Imphal.
Fourteenth Air Force. In Tungting Lake area 160 United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and fighter-bombers
hit troop concentrations, supplies, and river and road traffic
between Changsha and Hengyang, bomb artillery concentrations
at Sinsiang, attack waterfront and docks at Hengshan, pound
villages near Chuchou, and attack numerous targets throughout
the lake region. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Formosa
Strait claim 2 cargo vessels sunk and others damaged.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Fifth Air Force and Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) light bombers and fighter-bombers continue
to attack Wewak area, hitting troop concentrations, villages,
ammunition dumps, and warehouses. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26
Invader light bombers, P-40 fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit airfields, gun positions, and various other targets
in or near Babo, Manokwari, Biak Island, Noemfoor Island,
Ransiki, Waren, and Moemi. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Yap and Sorol others on photo reconnaissance flight bomb Woleai
and Ifalik Islands. Thirteenth Air Force fighters and bombers
join other Allied aeroplanes from the North Solomons in bombing
antiaircraft positions at Ralum and other targets in Rabaul
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters continue strafing and rocket attacks
on Tinian, Saipan, and Rota while P-61 Black Widow, night
fighters carry out defensive night patrols. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, pound Truk. During
the night a single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Ponape.
Launched 27 June 1944
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