Eighth Air Force. 543 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Wilhelmshaven while 61 bomb Emden targets.
Bad weather causes more than 100 heavy bomber to abort mission.
Ninth Air Force. 358th Fighter Group becomes operational.
This is the first of 17 fighters groups which are to be added
by 9 May 1944
to the Ninth Air Force, which previously had only 1 fighters
group, the 354th. 52 B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb V-weapon
sites on West coast of France. Weather causes over 100 other
aircraft to abandon mission.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers missions are all abortive. A-36 Apache dive bomber,
hit roads and other targets South of Rome, destroying or damaging
numerous trucks and bombing towns of Seese and Fondi as United
States ground forces meet strong resistance in drive toward
Cassino. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Manopello and railroad
facilities at Sulmona. Fighters patrol Anzio area.
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, finding primary target obscured
by bad weather, bomb targets railroad yards and stations at
Stimigliano and Sulmona. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
return to base without bombing. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
fly fighters sweep over Prato Pontassieve area.
Tenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38
Lightning fighters attack bridges, encampments, and buildings
along Prome, Taungup road. 1 bridge is knocked out and another
damaged. A tug boat is sunk at Akyab. 14 A-36 Apache dive
bomber and a B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack troops and
camp area at Kumnyen and Lalawng Ga, and hit motor pool and
repair depot at Shingban. 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
hit encampment at Sawnghka.
Fifth Air Force. Nearly 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
supported by P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters and P-47
Thunderbolt fighters, pound airfields in Wewak area. About
80 aeroplanes are destroyed on the ground an in the air. A-20
Havoc light bombers attack Alexishafen and Hansa Bay areas.
P-39 fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on armed reconnaissance
hit trucks at Erima, barges on New Britain coast, shipping
in North Bismarck Sea, and Momote and Hyane Harbour.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and Navy fighters cover Navy dive-bomb strike
on Tobera. 15 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers with P-38 Lightning
fighters and Navy fighters escort bomb airfields at Lakunai.
Allied aircraft claim 13 interceptors downed during the 2
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters from Makin bomb and strafe Mille.
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