Eighth Air Force. 679 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Berlin, concentrating on railway facilities in
Friedrichstrasse section in centre of city. 38 other heavy
bombers bomb targets in area, including Magdeburg. Opposition
by an estimated 350 fighters is fierce. 64 heavy bombers claim
73 fighters destroyed while United States fighters claim 22.
Ninth Air Force. 217 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched to bomb marshalling
yards in France abort mission because of heavy cloud cover
over target area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack Terni viaduct and Attigliano
railway bridge, while B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb bridges
and bridge approaches at Pontassieve and Incisa in Valdarno.
A-20 Havoc light bombers attack dump Northeast of Rome. P-40
fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters cut rail lines in many
places Northeast of Rome, hit guns North of Anzio and dump
Southeast of Rome, attack town of Acquapendente, hit approaches
and tunnel South of Arezzo and bridge and trucks in area,
bomb Sinalunga marshalling yard and bridge and approaches
at Monte San Savino, and hit docks at San Vincenzo and boats
Fifteenth Air Force. 484th Bomber Group (B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers) is declared operational. The Fifteenth Air Force
now has 18 heavy bomber groups. Over 400 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, with fighters
escorts, attack Toulon naval base, Drnis marshalling yard,
and Rimini Ancona railroad.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's pound positions near Buthidaung. 21
P-38 Lightning fighters hit airfields in Heho area and claim
3 aircraft downed in combat. 25 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb several buildings at
Meza. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Prome blast supply
dumps in the area.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb warehouse and barracks at
Shayang and attack 3 motor launches at Chiuchiang, leaving
Fifth Air Force. More than 30 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb villages, antiaircraft positions, and personnel
areas in Wakde Islands, Maffin Bay area, and along coast of
New Guinea from Takar to Verkam Point. 40 A-20 Havoc light
bombers hit stores at Cape Wom, and targets between But and
Dagua. 130 A-20 Havoc light bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters,
and P-39 fighters hit hideouts and movements along Sepik River
and from the river's mouth to Cape Croisilles.
Thirteenth Air Force. More than 40 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) P-39 fighters bomb and strafe targets throughout
Bougainville and Buka, including Sipaai Mission, Kieta area,
Lontis, Numa Numa, Ibu, Toborei, Totavi, Aitara, and Baitsi.
24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb airfields at Kara and
Buka. Allied fighters sweeps continue over North Solomons
and New Ireland, where huts, barges, and other targets are
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok from Kwajalein
bomb Truk and Jaluit. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Makin
also hit Jaluit and carry out 2 strikes against Ponape.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers abort an armed photo mission
due to weather.
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