Eighth Air Force. 232 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack marshalling yard at Frankfurt Main using
blind bombing technique while 133 bomb targets in South West
Germany, including Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Limburg, and Dernbach.
84 heavy bombers hit airfields at Chartres. Failure of Pathfinder
equipment causes many aircraft assigned to Frankfurt mission
to return without bombing target.
Ninth Air Force. 353 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack NOBALL targets, Tergnier,
and Amiens, Glisy and Rosieres-en-Santerre airfields in morning
and afternoon missions.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack assembly area East of Carroceto
and, with B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, bomb guns and assembly
area North West of Cisterna di Roma, A-20 Havoc light bombers
hit troops in beachhead battle area. P-40 fighters and A-36
Apache dive bomber blast troops and guns throughout Anzio
battle area, also hitting Cisterna and Littoria. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit motor vessel of Sibenik, leaving it burning.
P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber fly uneventful cover
Fifteenth Air Force. 459th Bomber Group (B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers) becomes operational, giving the Fifteenth Air Force
13 heavy bomber groups on combat status. Approximately 300
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, escorted by more than 150 P-38 Lightning fighters
and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, support United States Fifth
Army's Anzio beachhead, bombing Cisterna di Roma-La Villa
area, Velletri, and troop concentrations, guns, and other
military targets in battle area at several points, including
Stazione di Campoleone and Carroceto areas.
Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers bomb artillery positions in Maingkwan
area. 20 P-40 fighters hit fuel dump at Myitkyina, artillery at
Shingban, and trucks on road near Walawbum. 8 A-36 Apache
dive bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit encampment
on Pagoda Peak near Mogaung.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sink small steamer near Mon Cay
and bomb railroad shops and coal treating plant at Campho.
10 P-38 Lightning fighters damage 2 bridges and strafe 2 barracks
areas North of Nanchang. 2 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe airfields
and barracks at Keng-tung.
Fifth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers and P-40 fighters hit Hansa Bay area,
airstrip at Nubia, and Madang, Alexishafen area. More than
60 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers
pound enemy forces on Los Negros Island as Allied ground forces
occupy Momote airfield. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters providing
cover for the medium bombers claim 7 enemy fighters shot down.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters join Navy fighters in covering Navy dive bomber
strike on shipping installations in Keravia Bay area. 12 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Rabaul while 11 others, with
Navy fighters support, bomb Rapopo. Shortly afterwards, 20
escorted B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast town area of Rabaul.
14 P-38 Lightning fighters follow immediately with strike
on same target. P-39 fighters hit Japanese occupied Piano
and Monoitu Missions.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Makin and Abemama bomb Ponape
and Kusaie. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Maloelap.
Eleventh Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly a futile shipping search
over the Kurils. Turned back by a weather front, they either
jettison or bring back their bombs.
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