Eighth Air Force. Approximately 900 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack aircraft works, synthetic
oil plants, military vehicle plants and repair depots at Ruhland,
Dessau, Cologne, Merseburg, Zeitz, Konigsberg, Lutzkendorf,
Magdeburg, and nearly 30 different targets. An estimated 450
Luftwaffe fighters oppose the mission with about 350 concentrating
in Magdeburg area. 32 United States bombers are lost.
Ninth Air Force. Approximately 600 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb marshalling yards, naval yards, railway
bridges, and V-weapon
sites in France and Belgium. 8 aircraft are lost. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters dive-bomb several targets in same general area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit bridges, viaducts, and railroad lines at several
locations in Central Italy, including Narni, Cortona, Terni,
Ladispoli, Torrita di Siena, Magnano, Recco, Arezzo, Rapallo,
Vado, Bucine, and Castiglion Fiorentino. Light bombers hit
ammunition dump while fighter-bombers continue close support
to advancing ground forces, encountering considerably less
enemy motor transport behind lines because of the heavy attrition
of recent days. Many roads, railroads, and bridges are hit
as well as numerous other targets along the battlefront which
now stretches from West coast South West of Carroceto to the
Northeast almost to Valmontone, then South West to just above
Sezze, and from there rambles East to Northeast to East coast
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 100 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Genoa harbour
and Vercelli marshalling yard. P-38 Lightning fighters fly
fighters sweeps against airfields in Kurilovec area and vehicles,
command lines, and targets in Knin, Bihac Banjaluka area.
Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers pound Kalemyo while 3 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Tiddim road. 50 fighter-bombers and a few
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit various targets at or near
Mogaung, Myitkyina, Hopin, and Sahmaw. 76 fighter-bombers
and 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb marshalling yards
at Namma and Katha, hit several targets in Mohnyin Hopin area,
and bomb railroad between Naba and Namma.
Fourteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters in support of ground forces in Salween area
strafe oil storage at Hsiangta, bomb and strafe Watien area,
and destroy 1 bridge and damage another on Shweli River North
of Tengchung. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sink a patrol
boat and damage another near Saint John Island.
Fifth Air Force. In support of ground forces on Biak Island,
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit villages, supply
areas, troop concentrations, and gun positions on Biak, Noemfoor,
and Japan Islands. A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and fighter-bombers blast troop concentrations,
antiaircraft positions, and supply dumps in Wewak area. A-20
Havoc light bombers supporting ground forces in heavy fighting
in Sarmi area, hit positions with minimum level strikes. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Boela. Thirteenth Air Task Force
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields on Woleai.
Thirteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, followed by 23 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 12 P-38 Lightning fighters, blast airfield
at Lakunai. 33 P-39 fighters and P-40 fighters join 40 dive
bombers in strike on Tobera airstrip. 5 medium bombers hit
Namatanai supply and personnel area. Fighter-bombers hit Tsun-dawan
supply area, huts and buildings at Gohi, Nova, and Monoitu,
suspected barge hideout near Tonolai, and antiaircraft guns
at Ballale Island.
Seventh Air Force. 29 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers stage from Eniwetok, bomb Jaluit,
and land at Makin. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Eniwetok
bomb Saipan and Guam. Those bombing Guam turn South to Los
Negros to rearm while the others return to Eniwetok. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers flying from Engebi bomb Mille. Heavy
bombers escort Navy photo planes over the Marianas.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly reconnaissance and drop bombs
on Shimushu and Matsuwa. 1 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and
P-38 Lightning fighters fly guard ship coverage mission, 2
other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a negative anti-shipping
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