Eighth Air Force. 114 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Lyon, Bron airfields,
117 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Clermont-Ferrand,
Aulnat airfield, and 52 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit V-weapon
site construction at Siracourt. In conjunction with these
heavy bomber operations, 44 P-38 Lightning fighters conduct
high altitude bombing of airfield at Tours. During afternoon
22 P-38 Lightning fighters, employing high-level bombing tactics,
attack airfields at Orleans, Bricy, followed immediately by
21 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters that dive-bomb the target. Enemy
opposition accounts for 1 heavy bomber and 5 fighters.
Ninth Air Force. Over 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers
construction works and marshalling yards in France.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack railroad bridges at Ficulle,
North Orvieto and Marsciano, while hit bridges at Cortona
and Incisa in Valdarno and in nearby areas. P-40 fighters
hit rail lines and storage in many locations North of Rome,
hit rail lines and radar station in Orvieto area, cut railroads
from Rome to Tivoli and to Civita Castellana, and hit targets
in the area. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit numerous railroad
lines, rail cars, and other targets North of Rome.
Fifteenth Air Force. 464th Bomber Group (B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers) becomes the nineteenth heavy bomber group declared
operational by Fifteenth Air Force. Around 500 heavy bombers,
with fighters escorts, attack marshalling yards at Alessandria,
Milan, and Castel Maggiore, aircraft factory at Milan, and
railroad between Rimini and Ancona.
Tenth Air Force. In Chindwin area, 31 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers blast tank concentration, bridges, supply dumps, and
general vicinity at Kalewa. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
damage 2 bridges North of Yamethin.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters from Yungning knock out bridge near Dong Mo
and strafe railroad targets in the area.
Fifth Air Force. More than 80 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-39 fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters make almost
continuous attacks throughout the day against troops and supplies
along Hansa Bay. 40 A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Wewak and nearby plantation. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers hit Noemfoor Island with light raid. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers reconnaissance flights over Manokwari area and
Geelvink Bay result in claims of 6 interceptors shot down.
P-70 Havoc night fighters hit targets on West shore of Hansa
Bay. 23 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air Force
bomb Woleai Islands.
Thirteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-39 fighters bomb Porton Plantations. 20 other P-39 fighters,
in 11 sweeps, attack a variety of targets on Buka and Bougainville,
including Ivituri Mission, Kieta area, and Mamagata supply
area. More than 30 P-40s and P-38 Lightning fighters bomb
Vunakanau airfield. 23 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Vunakambi
Seventh Air Force. 41 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Kwajalein based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb various
targets at Wake. 11 Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Jaluit, while 8 from Engebi bomb Ponape.
Launched 30 April 1944
Sunk 30 August 1944, along with R164
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