Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack railroad bridges at Arezzo, Fano, Ficulle,
Magra, North of Orvieto, and South of Poggibonsi, scoring
some direct hits, hits on approaches, and several near misses.
Fighter-bombers hit trucks and railroad station at Fara in
Sabina and East and North of Anzio, attack Formia tunnel,
fly armed reconnaissance over Atina and Arce areas, bomb factory
and buildings North of Cassino, town of Pignataro Interamna,
and numerous bridges, dumps, gun positions and targets in
or around battle areas.
Fifteenth Air Force. 461st Bomber Group (B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers) becomes operational, making 16 heavy bomber groups
now operational in Fifteenth Air Force. More than 530 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
(largest Fifteenth Air Force mission to date) attack ball
bearing plant and aircraft factory at Steyr
marshalling yards at Bihac and Brod, troop concentration at
Bihac, and airfield at Mostar. Fighters fly over 150 sorties
in support of the heavy bombers. Hundreds of fighters oppose
the missions. Fierce air battles result in 19 heavy bombers
shot down and several missing. The heavy bombers and fighters
escorts claim to have destroyed over 150 fighters in combat.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit troop positions East and South
of Buthidaung. 60 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's pound positions
along upper Chindwin River and hit Paungbyin and Nawngpu-awng.
12 P-40 fighters bomb Kamaing while 6 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
over Katha area hit trucks near Bhamo and storage area at
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on sea sweep from Hong Kong to
Formosa bomb a 215 ft ship which was reported sunk and damage
a large motor launch.
Fifth Air Force. More than 120 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) bombers and fighters continue to hit targets in areas
around Wewak, Hansa Bay, Madang, Bogadjim, and other points
along Northeast New Guinea coastline. Medium bombers also
hit Dili, Penfoei, and Rambutyo Island.
Thirteenth Air Force. 31 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly strike against Dublon, causing
considerable damage to warehouse and dock areas The heavy
bombers claim 30 fighters downed 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
are lost. 40 fighter-bombers over Rabaul hit Southeast part
of town, Toboi wharf area, and North section of town along
Malaguna road. 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Raluana
Point while 23 pound Lakunai. XX Bomber Command First operational
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber, piloted by Colonel Leonard
F Harman, lands at Chakulia.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Eniwetok hit Truk during 1
April 1944. During the day B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Jaluit and Maloelap.
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