Eighth Air Force. 371 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Schwerte, Hamm,
Osnabruck, Geseke, and Roosendaal; airfields at Luxeuil-les-Bains,
Gilze-Rijen, and Florennes and 5 bridges in France. The mission
against the bridges, using radio controlled bombs, is unsuccessful.
6 combat wings sent to bomb airfields, marshalling yards,
and factories in France are recalled because of bad weather.
79 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters using dive bombing and Droopsnoot
fighters equipped with bombsight tactics attack Gutersloh
airfield. 35 P-38 Lightning fighters, unable to locate primary
target of Lingen airfield, bomb airfields Northeast of Rheine,
believed to be Hopsten.
Ninth Air Force. About 200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb lock and highway bridges
at Bennecourt, Courcelles-sur-Seine, and Rouen.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers of 43d and 57th Bomber Wings give close support to
ground forces in fierce fighting South of Rome, hitting numerous
troop concentrations, roads and town areas, including points
in or near Albano Laziale, Genzano di Roma, Ariccia, Frascati,
Civitella Roveta, Subiaco, Cave, Nettuno, and Grottaferrata.
XII Tactical Air Command A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers
blast targets in same general area, hitting troops bridges,
supplies, guns, and vehicles at or near Rocca di Papa, Ariccia,
Marino, Frascati, Grottaferrata, Lanuvio, Montalto di Castro,
and Manciano. C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft evacuate casualties
Fifteenth Air Force. 480 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb oil refineries and command targets in Ploesti
area. Fighters fly over 200 sorties in support. 15 heavy bombers
are lost to flak and fighters. Over 40 enemy aeroplanes are
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Tiddim road while 36 A-31 Vengeance
dive bomber's hit supply dumps, villages, and gun positions
in the Ukhrul Moirang area. 130 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-36 Apache dive bomber, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and
P-40 fighters hit troops, defensive positions, artillery emplacements,
boats, railroad facilities, and villages in Myitkyina Mogaung
area, buildings at Tahona, river boats at Lonkin and Kamaing,
docks at Bhamo, railroad cars at Namti, and positions North
West of Mohnyin. 21 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and
fighter-bombers pound the Bhamo town area and airfield. 10
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Ye-u, demolishing several
Fourteenth Air Force. 51 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters pound shipping
along the Yangtze, claiming direct hits on 5 small ships.
16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters bomb Kweiyi
and Yoyang and installations on river to the South. 10 P-38
Lightning fighters bomb bridge and warehouse area at Nanchang.
12 P-40 fighters bomb Pingkiang. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Hankow airfield, Pailochi, and motor convoy at Yoyang.
6 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out bridge at Kengluang.
13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound town of Lungling, causing
big fires, while 14 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, supported
by P-40 fighters blast warehouse area at Lashio. 4 P-40 fighters
destroy several aircraft during strafing runs on Linfen and
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Babo
area, bomb airfields near Ransiki River, cover beachhead on
Biak Island, and attack fishing boats on shore of Japan Island.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
pound villages, barges, and gun positions in Wakde Sarmi battle
area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, P-39 fighters, and Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes continue to hit Wewak
and Hansa Bay areas.
Thirteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Vulcan Crater barge hideout.
22 P3P-39 fighters and 12 P-40 fighters blast supply dumps
near Ratawul. 33 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Rabaul
truck concentrations, wharf area, and Northeast section of
town. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb targets along North
West New Ireland coast. P-39 fighters bomb several targets,
including Soraken, Arigua, and several barges and vehicles.
Eleventh Air Force. During the morning 2 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-38
Lightning fighters fly guard ship cover. A bomber flies a
weather mission while another reconnoitre and hits Buroton
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