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28th June 1944

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Eighth Air Force. 672 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Laon, Couvron, Laon, Athies, and Juvincourt-et-Damary rail bridges at Fismes and Anizy-leChateau fuel storage dump at Dugny marshalling yards at Saarbrucken and targets, including airfields at Denain, Prouvy, Le Bourget, and Florennes, and railroad choke point near Tergnier. Nearly 300 heavy bombers abort because of heavy cloud and dense contrails at operational level. 566 fighters support the heavy bombers, destroying 2 fighters in aerial combat and suffering no losses. Heavy bomber losses total 2. About one third of the escorting fighters afterward bomb and strafe transport targets, claiming 3 locomotives and an armoured vehicle destroyed.

Ninth Air Force. 220 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters, based on Continent, attack railroad facilities, bridges, fuel and ammunition dumps, artillery, troop concentrations, vehicles, and other targets. Bad weather cancels bomber and fighters operations from United Kingdom.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather cancels all light bombers and medium bombers operations. Fighter-bombers carry out rail cutting missions North of battle line in North Central Italy.

Fifteenth Air Force. 229 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb marshalling yard and 2 oil refineries at Bucharest; 138 others hit Karlovo airfield. 40 fighters carry out sweep over Bucharest area while other fighters fly more than 230 sorties in escort of heavy bombers. 20 enemy fighters are claimed shot down, mostly by the fighters during sweep over Bucharest.

Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Kamaing. Ammunition delivery to Imphal is continued by 47 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers . 14 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Naba Mawlin railroad.

Fourteenth Air Force. In Yangtze River, Tungting Lake area B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers fly more than 160 sorties attacking river shipping at several locations, bombing towns of Hengshan, Liling, and Pingkiang, and bombing Japanese Headquarters and gun sites in Siangsiang area. Also in Hengyang area the medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit rear supply bases and cavalry and infantry concentrations.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Attacks on Wewak area continue. Japanese Headquarters and command in Suain Karowop Plantation area and coastal road from Babiang to Nyaparake are hit. Airfield and fuel dumps on Noemfoor Island, Japanese positions and occupied areas and buildings on Biak and Efman Islands, village near Babo, and Tor River and Maffin Bay areas are attacked. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields and town on Yap and command on Sorol and Woleai. Antiaircraft guns East of Tobera area are attacked.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-61 Black Widow, night fighters carry out daylight raids and defensive night patrols over Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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