Eighth Air Force. Over 450 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Bingen and Offenburg marshalling yards
and 5 targets, 5 fighters groups fly escort. 10 groups of
fighters (2 of fighter-bombers) sent against oil targets in
North Central Germany fail to locate primaries. Several fighter-bombers
bomb and strafe rail targets and airfield in Stendal area.
8 groups are jumped by about 750 fighters (largest sighting
to date) in Magdeburg, Munster, Hannover areas when the Luftwaffe
mistake them for heavy bomber formations. United States fighters
claim 98 destroyed against 11 losses. After combat 4 fighters
groups resume strafing of ground targets.
Ninth Air Force. Weather forbids bomber missions. Fighters
patrol over West Germany, dive-bomb bridge at Rurdorf, and
support United States 104th, 8th, and 1st Infantry Divisions
near Hurtgen and in Weisweiler Franz area, and XIX Corps (mainly
2d Armoured Division) at Merzenhausen.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds all missions except 5 weather
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters fly
reconnaissance and reconnaissance escort missions. Bad weather
cancels other operations.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters fly close support strikes in Pinwe area.
21 fighter-bombers destroy bridges at Inailong and Thegyaung
and damage bridges at Ho-hko and Kawnghka. 60 fighter-bombers
attack personnel and supply areas at Kutkai, Kyungon, Kodaungbo,
Mongmit, Datwin, Man Namsawk, Old Lashio, and Ugingyi. Transports
fly 280 sorties, carrying men and supplies to forward bases
and front line areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Gia Lam. 17 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers blast Hochih area, 6 bomb Phu Lang Thuong,
and 8 pound warehouses at Lashio. 56 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance
over East Burma, North Indochina, and vast areas of South
China attack town areas, railroad targets, bridges and other
targets around Lampang, Phu Binh, Pachai, Ishan, Wanling,
Chefang, Hsenwi, and Kawnghka.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Malogo, Bacolod and Daliao
airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast Namlea, Liang,
and Laha airfields. A variety of Far East Air Force (FEAF)
United States aircraft attack airfields, shipping, and targets
on Celebes, North Borneo, and in the Halmahera and the Ceram
Twentieth Air Force. Operating from Calcutta area, 55 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's
bomb Bangsue railroad yards at Bangkok. 3 others hit individual
targets. 81 Marianas based B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's
fly against Tokyo. None of the very heavy bombers bomb the
primary targets Musashino and Nakajima plants but 59 hit secondary
(urban area and docks). 7 bomb Hamamatsu, a target. While
the mission is in progress 11 enemy aeroplanes attack Isley
Field on Saipan, destroying or damaging several B-29 Superfortress
heavy bomber's. Antiaircraft and intercepting fighters down
Seventh Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan, escorted by 12 P-38
Lightning fighters, hit Iwo Jima. 29 more B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, from Guam, fly a second strike against the island.
25 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Del Monte
launched against England, hit Sidcup.
launched against England, hit Woolwich.
launched against England, hit Chingford
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