Eighth Air Force. 651 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers supported by 5 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers groups bomb marshalling yards at Munich and
aero engine plants at Munich Allach, airfield at Schleissheim,
and scattered targets. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups
give withdrawal support. 447 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
escorted beyond Dutch coast by 3 fighters groups, bomb chemical
works and city at Ludwigshafen, and South West part of city
of Mannheim. 85 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers escorted by a
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters group bomb airfields at Laon, Athies
and Creil. 667 fighters complete missions in support of heavy
bombers and in weather scouting duties. 10 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers are lost at Munich and 6 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers at Ludwigshafen. Fighters suffer 3 losses.
Ninth Air Force. Approximately 500 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers attack bridges on the Seine, Loire, Mayenne, and Ruisseau
la Forge Rivers and a fuel dump at Foret de la Guerche. Fighters
fly armed reconnaissance of activities in Dieppe Rouen areas,
escort bombers, provide armed column cover, dive-bomb military
targets in support of United States First Army and fly a few
night intruder missions over enemy territory.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds medium bombers. Fighter-bombers
hit several bridges in West Po Valley while fighters strafe
airfields with good results. The fighter-bombers also destroy
around 50 railroad cars and damage numerous others.
Fifteenth Air Force. 360 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, with fighters escort, bomb 2 oil refineries at Bucharest,
1 each at Ploesti and Doicesti, and oil storage at Targoviste.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
hit Myitkyina, 11 attack Kamaing Mogaung area, 12 bomb bridge
at Mohnyin, 14 support ground forces near Myitkyina, and 11
others hit targets at Sahmaw, Bilumyo, and Pinhe. 9 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound Hopin troop area. Japanese are in retreat
down Tiddim road.
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Wuchang railroad yards.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, operating individually or in
pairs, bomb Hengshan, Siangtan, and Hankow and attack Tien
Ho, White Cloud, Hengyang, and Wuchang airfields. 60 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack troop compounds,
town areas and road and river traffic at several locations
in or near Changsha, Hengyang, Kaishowkiao, Liling, Luchi,
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again strike Woleai. Airfields
at Lolobata and Galela also are hit by B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers. P-39 fighters continue to hit villages on West coast
of Geelvink Bay. In Northeast New Guinea fighter-bombers continue
pounding Japanese concentrations and targets on North coast,
particularly between Wewak and Yakamul. A-20 Havoc light bombers
support Australian ground forces in Hansa Bay area, hitting
troop positions West of Sepik River and troop concentrations
at Singarin and Kopa.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters based
on Saipan bomb and strafe Tinian. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
from Makin pound Nauru. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from
the Marshalls bomb Truk.
Destroyed 31 July 1944
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