In the United Kingdom loading of assault forces for OVERLORD
Eighth Air Force. 911 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers operating in 6 forces attack aircraft factories,
airfields, and depots at Dessau, Oschersleben, Halberstadt,
Rotenburg, Zwischenahn, Oldenburg, Diepholz, and Handorf marshalling
yards at Brussels, Troyes, and Reims, V-weapon
sites at Watten and Siracourt and various targets.
Ninth Air Force. Over 320 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers attack airfields at Denain, Prouvy and Mantes,
Limay, and highway bridges at Meulan and Rouen. Nearly 400
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters dive-bomb targets in North West
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers destroy
or damage 10 bridges, bridge approaches, and viaducts which
affect supply routes to battlefronts across Central Italy.
Light bombers and fighter-bombers blast motor transports and
gun positions in battle area and hit targets in and around
towns in the area, including Guidonia, Ariccia, Alatri, and
Veroli. Transport aeroplanes evacuate wounded from Nettuno.
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers attack airfields and aircraft factory at Wels,
factories at Pottendorf, Neudorfl, and Neunkirchen and marshalling
yard at Zagreb. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
provide escort. Many of the fighters strafe targets in areas
around Zut, Brod, Susak, Bihac, Medak, and along Karlovac
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack railroad between Namma and
Hopin. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers fly
100 sorties against railroad targets, hitting tracks, rolling
stock, stations, and bridges in vicinities of Mogaung, Myitkyina,
Hopin, and Loilaw. Imphal Tiddim road is bombed by 3 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers.
Fourteenth Air Force. 48 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighters support ground forces in Mamien Pass Watien Chiangtso
area. 31 supply aeroplanes drop food and ammunition to friendly
forces in Mamien Pass area. 13 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
damage Wan Pa-Hsa bridge and bomb town of Lungling, destroying
6 warehouses and starting several big fires. 8 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers hit railroad targets on sweeps from Peking,
Chengting, Pingting, Linfen, and Puchou. 16 P-38 Lightning
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers dive-bomb installations
at West end of Nanchang bridge, causing much damage. 5 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-40 fighters strafe troops,
supplies, and occupied strong points at Loyang and at several
locations along Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. Japanese air strikes
on Hengyang and Liangshan airfields destroy 4 United States
aeroplanes, damage several others, and blow up a fuel dump.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit enemy positions as fighting on
Biak Island slacks temporarily. Other B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb airfields and nearby antiaircraft guns and fuel
at Timoeka. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and A-20 Havoc light
bombers hit Japan Island. In Wakde Sarmi battle area, B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb and strafe shoreline from North
West of Sawar to Sarmi Point. Wewak area is again blasted
by 70 A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, along with Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) aircraft. Thirteenth Air Task Force B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit Truk Atoll, Woleai, and Puluwat
Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb personnel areas Northeast
of Tobera. 40 P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and
P-39 fighters bomb supply dump near Ratawul. 33 P-39 fighters
and 8 P-40 fighters demolish bridges at Kirinani and over
the Siaibai River. Log ramp over Miwo River is damaged and
road between Puriata River and Kiaraba is hit. The fighter-bombers
also attack Buka runway, Chabai barge anchorage, and Soraken
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Engebi bomb Ponape, which is
also hit by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers returning from shuttle
base at Los Negros. 2 forces of B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
from Kwajalein strike Truk and Wake.
Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 2 P-38 Lightning fighters
fly guard ship cover.
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