Eighth Air Force. 363 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack airfields at Dijon,
Reims, Chateaudun, and Chartres. 78 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
dispatched to bomb port area of Ijmuiden are recalled because
of thick cloud cover over North Sea.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers knock out bridge approach East of
Perugia and bomb railway junction and marshalling yard at
Montepescali. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb railway bridge
South of Mignano and viaduct to the Southeast, and hit Certaldo
railway bridge. A-20 Havoc light bombers attack tank factory
North of Tivoli. P-40 fighters strike guns in Anzio area guns,
trucks, and roads during armed reconnaissance of Cassino,
Giulianello area and supply dumps and truck parks near Velletri
and Sora. A-36 Apache dive bomber attack 2 railroad bridges
and tracks at Montalto di Castro and near Orvieto. Fighters
carry out patrols over Anzio and Cassino areas.
Fifteenth Air Force. Almost 400 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, largest Fifteenth Air Force attack to date,
bomb marshalling yards at Verona and Mestre, and railroad
and highway bridges at Cesano and Fano. P-38 Lightning fighters
and P-40 fighters provide excellent coverage and no heavy
bombers are lost. Heavy bombers and escorts claim 12 fighters
destroyed. 5 United States fighters are lost.
Tenth Air Force. In the Mogaung Valley 8 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Kamaing storage area, while 60 fighter-bombers
and 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers furnish ground support
in Sumprabum, Mogaung, and Kamaing areas, and bomb storage
and town areas of Manywet, Mohnyin, and Kamaing. 60 A-31 Vengeance
dive bomber's over Chindwin area attack villages from Thaungdut
northward, while 6 others hit Kalewa.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb barracks area at Vinh Yen,
scoring direct hits on 4 buildings.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit Hollandia and Penfoei.
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tobera airfield, causing
considerable damage to landing strip. Fighter-bombers hit
Ratawul supply area and South West part of Rabaul. A few P-40
fighters attack Numa Numa supply area, a single B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers scores damaging hits on Japanese held mission
at Monoitu, and other planes hit scattered targets.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Abenama and Tarawa pound Jaluit,
Mille, and Maloelap. A single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
from Kwajalein, en route to Eniwetok, bombs Rongelap. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, flying night mission from Kwajalein,
bomb targets Lt Truk.
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