Eighth Air Force. 215 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack aircraft production
plants at Brunswick. 38 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
site at Lottinghen.
Ninth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb coastal gun position and nearby
Breck-sur-Mer airfield. 216 medium bombers abort mission against
sites in France because of total cloud cover over targets.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb main and satellite airfields
at Viterbo and several targets along West coast of Italy.
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb troops and gun positions
West of Cisterna di Roma, while A-20 Havoc light bombers hit
concentrations to the South. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache
dive bomber strike at troop concentrations along North perimeter
of beachhead. Other P-40 fighters hit barracks and railroad
yards at Littoria and tank concentration South of Cisterna.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters with British aircraft hit Giulianova
railway station and shipping off Dubrovnik. Fighters maintain
patrol over Anzio beachhead.
Fifteenth Air Force. For fourth consecutive day, bad weather
limits operations to reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers knock spans out of 2 bridges North
of Taungtha and damage bridges South of Myingyan and between
Panaing and Mahlaing. 7 B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 4
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb wireless station at Sinkan,
score near misses on bridge below Kawlin, and knock out 2
bridges in Ye-u area. 40 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, A-36
Apache dive bomber, and P-40 fighters hit supply area South
of Seton, camp and stores near Mogaung at Pagoda Peak, and
railroad station at Myitkyina.
Fourteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound warehouse area at Yoyang,
causing several fires and secondary explosions. 12 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Yoyang railroad yards. 16 P-40 fighters
provide support. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on sweep of
Northeast China coast sink 3 sampans and damage a merchant
ship at Siachwan Tao. 6 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe ammunition
dumps at Kunlong. 12 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers sink large motor launch Northeast of Anking,
strafe barracks and 3 tugs in Teian area, hit barracks North
West of Nanchang, and strafe railroad installations at Yangsin.
4 P-40 fighters hit a barracks West of Nanchang. 2 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers sink a large river craft on the Yangtze near
Chiuhsienchen and damage 2 more nearby.
Fifth Air Force. Allied amphibious forces land on Los Negros
Island, temporarily taking Momote airfield and then falling
back to beachhead on Jamandilai Point. Weather prevents full
air support but 7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 8 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers manage to attack enemy positions and
guns. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and A-20 Havoc light
bombers hit Erima, Wewak, Tadji, Awar, and Hollandia.
Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with Navy fighters escort, pound
Rabaul area. Later 12 P-38 Lightning fighters hit targets
in same area. 16 Army Air Force fighters, along with 16 Navy
fighters, hit targets throughout South Bougainville and Shortland
Island. Numerous other fighters, in forces of varying sizes,
attack barges and scattered targets throughout North Solomons,
Bismarck Archipelago, and waters in between.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Maloelap, Mille, and Wotje. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Jaluit and Mille; P-40 fighters
Sunk 29 February 1944
Launched 29 February 1944
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