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
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
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
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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