Eighth Air Force. Headquarters issues order regularising under
VIII Air Force Composite Command certain special and provisional
units carrying out special tactical activities. This is result
of suggestion made on 2
by General Doolittle, Commanding General Eighth
Air Force, that units engaged in CARPETBAGGER, H2X (blind
bombing), leaflet, and weather missions be put under centralised
Ninth Air Force. 450 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb defences in Chaumont area in support of United States
First Army. Fighters fly escort, cover assault area and armed
columns, and carry out armed reconnaissance in Orleans Paris
area. IX Troop Carrier Command flies supply and evacuation
missions to Continent, using over 200 transport aeroplanes.
Twelfth Air Force. During 29
July 1944, light bombers bomb Savona and surrounding areas.
Overcast in West Po Valley causes some medium bombers aborts
but several bridges at Ovada, Bistagno, Cherasco, and Ferrara
are successfully attacked. Fighter-bombers attack road and
rail bridges in North Italy, hit shipping between Savona and
Ventimiglia, silence 8 antiaircraft guns at Ferrara bridge,
and hit several transportation targets.
Fifteenth Air Force. 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Duna airfield and aircraft factory at Budapest,
and marshalling yards at Brod. P-38 Lightning fighters and
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort the missions.
Tenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
attack Myitkyina and Kamaing Mogaung area and hit bridge at
Sihet. Japanese commander at Myitkyina orders withdrawal and
Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound town of Wuchang. 70 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack bridge and
town area at Liling, railroad yards at Hsuchang, and troop
concentrations, storage, and road, river and rail traffic
in areas around Yungfengshih, Puchou, Hengyang, Chuchou, Chaling,
Tungting Lake, and Liuyang. More than 20 P-40 fighters and
P-38 Lightning fighters hit shipping and road traffic around
Hanoi, Lang Son, Dong Dang, Mon Cay, and Campha Port.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Supply area on Woleai
Island is again bombed by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Other
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack
airfields and oil installations at Boela while more P-38 Lightning
fighters attack shipping off East Ceram, off Amboina, and
near Talaga. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airfields at
Penfoei and Koepang. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Morotai
Island. P-39 fighters support Allied ground forces on Biak
Island and continue to patrol West Geelvink Bay, hitting barges
in Bentoni Bay and troops at Idorra. Allied forces (TF TYPHOON)
land on North coast of Vogelkop Peninsula near Mar. The landings,
made without preparatory bombardment to achieve surprise,
meet no opposition. Bombers and fighters continue to pound
troop concentrations, barges, ships, fuel dumps, command and
other targets between Wewak and Aitape.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from
Saipan again hit Tinian. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from
Makin bomb Jaluit.
Sunk 30 July 1944
Launched 30 July 1944
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