Eighth Air Force. 763 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers led by Path finder aircraft hit war industries
at Frankfurt Main. 46 heavy bombers bomb Ludwigshafen (target)
due to deviation from planned bomb route. Fighter opposition
is fierce and 29 aircraft are lost. This is first Eighth Air
Force mission in which more than 700 aircraft attack targets.
Ninth Air Force. More than 80 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb V-weapon
sites in coastal France.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bon San Benedetto de Marsi marshalling
yard. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit bridges North of Rome.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb munitions factory at Bussi
sul Tirino. P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber, in
support of United States Fifth Army Forces, bomb positions
in Anzio beachhead are and hit enemy forward road and rail
comm. Fighters on patrol over Anzio meet little air opposition.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Siena marshalling yard through
overcast. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb marshalling
yard's at Ancona, Fabriano, Rimini, and Bologna. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters sweep over Rome and Florence areas.
Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, supported by 16 P-38 Lightning fighters,
bomb gasoline plants at Yenangyaung, causing large fires.
1 heavy bomber later bombs Akyab. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
attack bridges at Meza and Pyintha, damaging the former and
blasting railroad approaches to the latter.
Fifth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Bogia and Nubia landing grounds.
45 A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions in Cape Gloucester
Thirteenth Air Force. About 60 Allied fighters cover strike
by 40 Navy dive bombers on Tobera. Lakunai airfield is pounded
by 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted by P-38 Lightning
fighters and Navy fighters. At Tobera and Lakunai, Allied
aeroplanes claim more than 20 Japanese shot down.
Seventh Air Force. As United States invasion force approaches
the Marshalls, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, attacking from
bases in the Gilberts, maintain daytime and night attacks
(both multiple-plane missions and single-plane attacks at
intervals) against Maloelap, Jaluit, Aur Atoll, Wotje, and
Mille. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa also carry
out strike against shipping and shore installations at Wotje.
18 A-24 Banshee dive bomber, supported by 12 P-40 fighters
hit Jaluit. 12 P-39 fighters, operating in flights of 4 aircraft,
patrol and strafe Mille all day to deny use of the airfield
to the enemy.
was used against the transport ship SS Samuel Huntington which
was sunk off Anzio, Italy.
was used against the Royal Navy's light cruiser HMS Spartan
which was sunk off Anzio, Western Italy.
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