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28th April 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 116 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Avord airfield and 14 attack V-weapons site at Sottevast. 34 P-38 Lightning fighters attack aircraft repair depot at Tours while 49 P-38 Lightning fighters, followed by 32 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters dive bombers, strike airfield at Chateaudun. Later during the day 47 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon site at Marquise, Mimoyecques and 11 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters carrying fragmentation bombs attack airfields Northeast of Paris.

Ninth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb airfields at Cormeilles-en-Vexin as secondary target. Nearly 250 B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched to bomb marshalling yards are recalled because of heavy cloud over targets.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers attack Piombino, railway bridges in North Orvieto, Ficulle, and West of Arezzo, and hit viaducts at Incisa in Valdarno and Piteccio. A-20 Havoc light bombers score hits on fuel dump. P-40 fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit fuel dump North West of Ferentino, warehouses South of Avezzano, several railway lines and targets North of Rome, Orbetello railroad yards, San Stefano al Mare harbour, rail lines at points between Rome and Avezzano, several gun emplacements, Follonica and Chiusi marshalling yards, and cut railroad lines at several points North West of Rome. Fighter-bombers also hit Chiusi marshalling yard, tracks around Castiglione della Valle, Cortona marshalling yard, Grosseto railroad bridge, scattered motor transport, and a barge near Follonica.

Fifteenth Air Force. Clearing weather again permits United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bomber operations. More than 450 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack harbours at Piombino and San Stefano al Mare and rail and road targets at Orbetello. P-38 Lightning fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters provide escort.

Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's hit positions near Buthidaung. 36 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's bomb positions at Sangshak, Sansak while 12 P-38 Lightning fighters blast Tiddim road, causing a roadblock. In Mogaung Valley 80 A-36 Apache dive bomber, P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and a single B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound same general targets hit on the 27 April 1944. In Mandalay area 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out railroad bridge South of Myingatha and canal bridge between Ye-u and Kinu.

Fourteenth Air Force. 26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted by 10 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, damage 2 bridges over Yellow River North of Chengchow (the capture of which by Japanese troops is acknowledged by the Chinese who evacuate Hulaokuan), and pound nearby storage area. 2 P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance strafe troop column Northeast of Tengchung. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on reconnaissance damage small steamer off East coast of Hainan. 16 P-40 fighters and 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Yangsin while 18 P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe Nanchang barracks.

Fifth Air Force. More than 160 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Wakde, Biak, and Efman Island airfields. 180 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, P-39 fighters, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-70 Havoc night fighters hit a variety of targets along North and Northeast New Guinea coast including villages and supply areas in Wewak and Boram areas, barges and troops at mouth of Sepik River and at Murik Lakes, and enemy command and hideouts from Sepik River to Cape Croisilles. 21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air Task Force bomb airfields on Woleai.

Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Wunapope supply area and Rapopo airfield. 30 fighter-bombers hit runway and revetments at Vunakanau. 15 P-39 fighters pound gun positions near Mamagata and hit nearby bivouac and supply areas.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, based at Makin, strike Jaluit and Mille, using Majuro as a shuttle base between strikes. A single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bombs islands in Jaluit Atoll, hitting Emidj first, then rearming at Makin, and attacking Jabor and Enybor during return flight.

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