Eighth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
installation at Saint-Pol, Siracourt.
Ninth Air Force. More than 250 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light
bombers bomb marshalling yards at Busigny, Valenciennes, and
Blanc-Misseron. Over 400 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers dive-bomb airfields and marshalling
yards in France and the Low Countries.
Twelfth Air Force. Attacks against rail lines and bridges
in North Italy continue. Medium bombers bomb approach to bridge
in North Oriveto, bridges in South Ficulle and in Marsciano,
and marshalling yards in Florence, Campo di Marte and West
and North West Florence. Light bombers hit ammunition dump
Northeast of Rome. P-40 fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
hit rail lines North of Rome, bridges South West of Rome,
guns North of Anzio, road at Montefiascone, road bridge at
Cecina, trucks and planes at Malignano landing ground, and
several other dumps, roads, and rail lines in North Italy.
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 250 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, most with fighters
escort, attack La Spezia dock and harbour installations, marshalling
yards at Castel Maggiore and Parma, railroad bridges at Faenza
and Orbetello, and several targets. Over 300 other heavy bombers
are forced to abort because of weather.
Eastern Air Command (EAC). Troop Carrier Command, until this
date a major subordinate component of Eastern Air Command
(EAC), is placed under Third Tactical Air Force, another Eastern
Air Command (EAC) component.
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit villages and defensive positions
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers claim 2 freighters sunk in South
end of Formosa straits.
Fifth Air Force. 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers it bridges, barges,
gun positions, roads, personnel, supplies, huts, and tent
areas from Wewak to Hansa Bay throughout the day. 2 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb airfields at Wewak and Boram. 8 others
it Wakde Island oil stores, huts, antiaircraft positions,
trucks, and other targets. Airfield on Biak Island is bombed
by 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.
Thirteenth Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-39 fighters bomb village North of Kieta, airstrip and buildings
of Koromira and Rigu Missions. P-40 fighters also hit Kieta
area. Fighter sweeps over Rabaul area continue. Fighter-bombers
hit Vunakambi Plantation supply area with incendiaries. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Talili area.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok from Kwajalein,
bomb Truk during the night. During the day B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers based at Makin hit Jaluit and Wotje, using Majuro
as a shuttle base to rearm between strikes. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Engebi pound Ponape.
Becomes stranded in the Taglimento estuary, along with R10
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