Eighth Air Force. Almost 700 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb airfields at Cazaux, Bordeaux, Pau, Biarritz,
Mont-de-Marsan, Saint-Jean-d'Angely, La Rochelle, Tours, and
Chartres, and an aircraft works at Tours.
Ninth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack V-weapon
sites in North France. 35 others abort due primarily to failure
of blind bombing equipment. Onset of bad weather makes this
the last medium bombers mission until 8
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers successfully bomb Sesti Bagni railway
station. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Poggibonsi railway
bridge, and tracks and train cars in the area and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack bridges at Marsciano, Perugia, and Grosseto
railroad bridges, scoring damaging hits at Grosseto. P-40
fighters hit command post and supply dumps, and fly road reconnaissance
Southeast of Rome with good results. A-36 Apache dive bomber
bomb Sesti Bagni railway station and nearby trucks, while
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack bridge, junctions, and train
cars on Rome, Orvieto railroad. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
and P-40 fighters maintain cover over Cassino and Anzio battle
Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit supply dumps at Kamaing, while
about 50 fighter-bombers and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit troops in Myitkinya area and support ground forces near
Kamaing. In Katha area 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and
16 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
hit bridge and railroad facilities near Meza and railroad
near Kawlin. 60 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's pound targets
along upper Chindwin River.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Viet Tri area, damaging
2 factories, a bridge, and several railroad cars. 60 P-40
fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack troops and buildings at Sienning and Kwanyinchow hit
bridge, warehouse, and general area at Anyi, damage bridges
at Kienchang and Puchi, and pound Nanchang airfield and surrounding
Fifth Air Force. More than 200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters,
P-40 fighters, and P-39 fighters attack storage areas, shipping,
bridges, fuel dumps, enemy troop concentrations, and other
targets in areas around Wewak, Hansa Bay, Uligan Harbour,
and Madang. Other aircraft carry out sweeps and armed reconnaissance
over New Britain and Bismarck Sea.
Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Wunapope with incendiaries.
34 fighter-bombers follow in rapid succession with another
incendiary strike, leaving the entire vicinity in flames.
8 P-40 fighters hit fuel dump at mouth of Tekessi River.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from
Tarawa hit Maloelap, Mille, and Wotje. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers from Eniwetok Atoll bomb Jaluit and strafe and cannonade
Ponape. A single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa
Sunk 27 March 1944
Is severely damaged after being attacked by Allied aircraft,
along with R188
which resulted in her loss.
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