Eighth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bomber
groups attack rail transportation in North France, Belgium,
and West Germany. 2 airfields, 3 marshalling yards, rail lines
at several points, and a large number of rail and road vehicles
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather allows only minimum bomber and
fighters operations. B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack 1
fuel dump while a few fighters fly sweeps over North West
France. Over 100 transports complete supply and evacuation
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit 4 bridges and a viaduct in Northeast Italy while
light bombers hit fuel station. Fighter-bombers hit roads
and bridges in North Italy and support ground forces in Arno
River Valley. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters of 87th Wing fly medium
bombers escort and armed reconnaissance, claiming 100 vehicles
destroyed. XII Tactical Air Command fighters attack targets
in Rhone Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. 550 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers strike command targets in Po Valley and in the
Hungarian Plain, oil refineries and command targets in the
Silesian Plain, including Bohumin area, steel works and marshalling
yard, Moravska Ostrava marshalling yard, oil refineries and
industrial area including tank works, Szolnok and Szeged marshalling
yards, and railway bridges at Szeged, Borovnica, Salzano,
and Ferrara. P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Latisana bridge.
Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack targets in Katha and hit 2
bridges just North of the town area. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack Bilumyo. 5 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters destroy road bridge
at Mainghka and 5 others hit buildings in Bhamo.
Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers escorted by 45 fighters, blast
railroad yards at Yoyang. 15 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Pailochi, White Cloud, Tien Ho, and Hankow airfields.
10 others hit trucks and other targets from Hengyang to Yoyang,
from Hankow to Chinchiang, and near Anjen. 18 P-40 fighters
hit storage area and targets around Tangyang. 17 attack trucks
and buildings from Siangtan to Changsha. 14 P-40 fighters
claim 8 fighters downed over Shayang. 22 others attack trucks,
supplies, and troops at Wuhu, Ichang, South of Isuho, South
West of Lungling, and North of Hengshan.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Koror, Malakal, seaplane
base on Arakabesan, and supply area North of Ngesebus airfield.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb barracks at Amboina and
P-38 Lightning fighters hit seaplane base at Halong.
Twentieth Air Force. General LeMay becomes Commanding General
XX Bomber Command.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima and Pagan
during the evening. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe antiaircraft
positions on Pagan while a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on
armed reconnaissance bombs Yap. Gilberts based B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Nauru.
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