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2nd July 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 280 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack 13 V-weapon sites in Pas de Calais area. 41 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, temporarily in Italy while en route from USSR to United Kingdom during shuttle mission, join Fifteenth Air Force fighters in escorting Fifteenth Air Force heavy bombers against targets in Budapest area, claiming 9 aircraft destroyed and suffering 4 losses.

Ninth Air Force. All IX Bomber Command missions cancelled due to bad weather. Fighters of 7 groups of IX Tactical Air Command fly interception missions in Caen area and cover over beach area, attack rail lines along the Loire, and hit a Headquarters and supply dumps and strong points near La Haye-du-Puits, France.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers continue to pound enemy command lines North of battle area (mainly along and North of Pisa-Florence line) and hit several fuel dumps with good results. Fighter-bombers are active against motor transport and bridges immediately North of battle line.

Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters continue support of ground forces in Myitkyina area. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit railroad tracks at Pinwe and Katha.

Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 42 fighter-bombers again attack river shipping, compounds, and troop concentrations in Tungting Lake region. Also town of Hengshan is bombed. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound airfield and town area at Lupao.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers, along with naval guns, bombard Kamiri area of Noemfoor Island, after which Allied amphibious forces land with little opposition and secure beachhead. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack barges near Manokwari.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on Saipan bomb and strafe forces on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

R180 R-boat
Sunk 2 July 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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