Eighth Air Force. 116 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Avord airfield and
14 attack V-weapon
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
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
. 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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