Eighth Air Force. 181 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb 9 V-weapon
sites in Pas de Calais area. Heavy clouds cause over half
the heavy bombers dispatched to return without bombing. 7
aircraft are lost, most to antiaircraft fire.
Ninth Air Force. 180 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack NOBALL targets and Rosieres-en-Santerre.
Bad weather makes bombing difficult and causes 34 other B-26
Marauder medium bombers to abort.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack Canino landing ground, but
clouds prevent accurate bombing and most bombs fall West and
South West of main target area. A-36 Apache dive bomber attack
airfields at Littoria, Guidonia, and Marcigliana. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit motor vessels and tug off Dubrovnik and targets
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit bridges and trains between Pintha
and Kinu, 1 bridge is damaged and several boxcars are destroyed.
13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb marshalling yard at Mandalay
and targets at Akyab, Monywa, and Pakokku. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-40 fighters attack bridges,
radio stations, supply dumps, bivouacs, troop concentrations,
railroad bypasses, antiaircraft positions, and other targets
at Seton, Sinkan, Ye-u, Kawlin, Loilaw, Namkwin, Shaduzup,
and Mogaung, Kamaing area.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance strafe airfields at
Fifth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers and 39 A-20 Havoc light bombers thoroughly
pound Hansa Bay area. Nearly 20 other B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Nubia and Awar airfields. In preparation for
Allied landing, 50 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers pound Momote, Lorengau and other targets in
Thirteenth Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with fighters escort, pound
Rabaul; 9 minutes later 12 P-38 Lightning fighters glide-bomb
Rabaul; 2 minutes afterward 11 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
pound the same target. 6 other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Rapopo. P-40 fighters and Navy fighters escort Navy dive
bombers in strike on Wunapope. P-39 fighters attack Monoitu
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters from Makin strafe and bomb runway and radio installation
on Mille. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa pound airfield
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Shemya search for enemy
shipping. 1 heavy bomber crashes during take off, the others
Launched 28 February 1944
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