Eighth Air Force. 55 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers in Italy on USSR shuttle
mission join Fifteenth Air Force heavy bombers in bombing
marshalling yards at Arad. 38 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
of VIII Fighter Command, also on shuttle run, fly escort on
Ninth Air Force. Almost 275 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighters strafe and bomb strong points, gun positions, fuel
dump, command lines, bridges, and patrol beach in vicinity
of Lessay and Periers, South of United States First Army's
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers pound
enemy fuel dumps while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridges
tunnels, and viaducts at Pietrasanta, Canneto sull'Oglio and
Saviano, and fuel storage tanks in Pontelagoscuro area. Fighter-bombers
blast motor transport and bridges in battle area as United
States Fifth Army begins drive on Leghorn. Vehicle park, ammunition
dump, and a barge are also hit.
Fifteenth Air Force. More than 600 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers attack oil storage, oil refinery, and
locomotive works at Bucharest, oil storage at Giurgiu, railroad
targets at Turnu Severin, bridge at Piatra, marshalling yards
at Arad and Timisoara, bridge at Szeged, and oil storage at
Belgrade. Fighters fly over 250 sorties in support of missions.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
support ground forces in Myitkyina area, which also is covered
by 10 plane combat patrol.
Fourteenth Air Force. In Tungting Lake area 4 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Yoyang railroad yards. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers and P-40 fighters pound river shipping, bridges, gun
sites, compounds, and villages at several locations, including
Leiyang, Ssutang, Yungfengshih, and Tsungyang. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers drop ammunition to Chinese ground forces at
Hengyang. P-40 fighters damage bridge at Phu Lang Thuong and
hit nearby targets.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit personnel and supply areas South of Kamiri
and support invading ground forces as they push East along
North coast of Noemfoor Island. Efman Island, Manokwari, and
Biak Island are attacked by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighters. Wewak coastal area
continues under sustained air attack as Allied aeroplanes
pound targets including forces at Brandi Plantation and supplies
and a bridge near But. Heavy bombers hit airstrips, antiaircraft
positions, and targets in Yap group, at Woleai, and at Peleliu.
Larat and Saumlakki are also bombed.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters continue to hit troops remaining on Saipan,
Tinian, and Rota. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through
Eniwetok, bomb Truk.
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