Eighth Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters group strafes gun positions and road
and rail traffic in Bruges, Ghent, Courtrai, Roulers area.
Ninth Air Force. IX Tactical Air Command, moving with United
States First Army, transfers Headquarters to Versailles. On
Headquarters follows the ground forces to Jamioulx.
Weather grounds bombers. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance
and area support to ground forces in Belgium and North West,
Northeast, and East France.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb 3 bridges in Po Valley, following
raid during 1
September 1944, by A-20 Havoc light bombers which hit pontoon
bridge and targets in the Valley. Fighter-bombers blast roads,
bridges and gun emplacements in Po Valley, docks at Savona,
and shipping off shore. France based fighter-bombers, hampered
by poor weather, hit barracks and rail lines in Lyon area.
Fifteenth Air Force. XV Fighter Command (Provisional) is activated
and given control of the 306th Fighter Wing (Provisional)
and 306th Fighter Wing (Provisional) shortly to be organised
and their 7 fighters groups. 380 heavy bombers hit Kraljevo
railroad bridge and marshalling yard, railroad bridge at Mitrovica,
road bridge at Supovac, and 3 marshalling yards at Nish. 27
P-38 Lightning fighters dive-bomb Cuprija road bridge while
57 P-38 Lightning fighters and 112 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
strafe road and railways in Nish and Belgrade areas. Other
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort Nish and Supovac bombing
Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit targets along Burma Road South
of Wanling, including the road itself and bridges at Kawnghka
and Namhpakka. Another B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hits alternate
target, an area in Indaw. 24 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
haul fuel to Kunming.
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb runway at Hengyang airfield.
30 P-40 fighters attack gun positions, troop concentrations,
and sampans in Hengyang and Changning areas. 20 P-40 fighters
hit similar targets South of Changsha, West of Pengtse, and
in Siangtan area. 12 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers damage bridge
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers operating in strength bomb warehouses
at Lasang, shipyards and personnel areas at Bunawan, and airfield
at Likanan. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit warehouses and
shipyards along Lembeh Strait, while other B-26 Marauder medium
bombers hit position near Pitoe airfield on South Morotai
Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Koror. Fighter-bombers
hit Sorong area and forces at Cape Pus and Boikin.
Seventh Air Force. 2 Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Yap and Pagan. P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit antiaircraft positions on Pagan with
rocket and strafing attacks. Marshalls based B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Ponape and Nauru.
was used against the United States Navy's landing craft USS
LST 282 which was badly damaged on the coast of southern France.
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