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30th June 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 136 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack airfields at Montdidier, Evreux, Fauville, Conches, Le Culot, and Coxyde, Furnes. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers furnish escort and afterwards strafe marshalling yards, airfields, barges, barracks, a train, a factory, and a warehouse with good results. No enemy aircraft are encountered and no aeroplanes are lost.

Ninth Air Force. 125 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers, using blind bombing methods in bad weather, bomb fuel dumps and road junctions at Conde-sur-Vire, Foret de Conches, Conde-sur-Noireau, and Thury-Harcourt. Around 250 others are forced to abort due to weather. 600 fighters escort bombers, fly cover over the beach, and bomb marshalling yards at Chartres and Verneuil-sur-Avres, bridges East of Paris, and Evreux Bueil, and Breux-sur-Avre-Trappes rail lines. The fighters fly armed reconnaissance in Seine-Loire gap and along the Loire, and Continent based fighters of IX Tactical Air Command attack command targets in advance of United States and British positions.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again restricts medium bombers operations but B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Pietrasanta railway bridge and Marradi viaduct and tunnel. Fighter-bombers hit rail lines, bridges, railroad cars, guns, motor transport, and other targets along battle line and area to the North in Pistoia area.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather causes over 450 heavy bombers and more than 150 fighters to abort missions. 188 heavy bombers, escorted by 138 fighters, hit airfields at Zagreb and targets in Hungary and Yugoslavia, including marshalling yards at Kaposvar, Osztopan and Split, highway bridge at Brac Island, airfield at Banjaluka, and city of Budapest. 130 fighters provide escort.

Tenth Air Force. 47 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue Imphal ammunition run while 17 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers haul gasoline to Kamaing. 18 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tamu and 6 hit Wainggyo. 11 P-38 Lightning fighters attack Myitnge bridge.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and fighter-bombers again pound numerous targets in Tungting Lake area, concentrating on river shipping, town areas, troop concentrations, and road traffic. Towns bombed include Pingkiang, Hengshan, Liling, Yuhsien, Siangyin, and Chuchou. Also hit is Airfield at Hengyang and bridges at Leiyang and Liling. 15 P-40 fighters over Northeast Indochina damage bridge approaches at Phu Lang Thuong and blast 3 trains.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Barges, troop concentrations, and other targets near Nyaparake and Suain are attacked. Kamiri and Namber airfields, supply areas, and defensive positions on Noemfoor Island are hit. Tobera and Erventa Island are also bombed.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on Saipan continue to pound entry forces remaining on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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