Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,100 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers bomb 2 marshalling yards, 2 synthetic
oil plants, 2 motor works, and a tank and armoured vehicle
plant, at Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Mainz, and Kassel, and targets
in West Germany. 15 escorting fighters groups claim 31 Luftwaffe
aircraft destroyed. Over 160 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
carry gasoline to France.
Ninth Air Force. Almost 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers abort due to weather. 8 manage
to bomb target at Foret de Parroy. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance,
cover United States First and Third Army forces in West Germany
and East France and later fly night patrols in Belgium, Luxembourg,
and West German areas.
Twelfth Air Force. During 26
September 1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb motor transport
in Po Valley. During the day bad weather cancels medium bombers
operations and restricts XII Fighter Command. Yet fighter-bombers
effectively support United States Fifth Army, especially on
Monte Oggioli, blasting defensive positions, troop concentrations,
roads, and motor transport, and cutting rail lines between
Parma and Piacenza.
Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb area near Katha. 30 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters in 5 flights hit ammunition stores and town area
of Myothit, and attack Sinkin, Bhamo, and Maubin. 7 other
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters damage approaches to railroad bridge
at Nansiaung, 7 more hit bivouac area at Pinwe, and 7 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Hsenwi. 10 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers fly fuel to Liuchow and Yungning. Troop Carriers fly
200 sorties to various points in China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance
attack command targets, river shipping, buildings, and troops
in Kiyang, Lungfukwan, Sungpai, Chuanhsien, Lingling, Paishui,
and Paoching areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Menado personnel and supply
areas. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack oil tanks at Boela
and hit Old Namba airfield. P-40 fighters hit Rapsiki, Kokas,
and Waren airfield and shipping in Vogelkop Peninsula area.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bombs and strafes Pagan.
2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance hit
Marcus. 14 Marshalls based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike
launched against England, hit Horsford, near Norwich.
launched against England, hit Kirby Bedon, near Norwich.
launched against England, hit Beighton, near Norwich.
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