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3rd June 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. In Operation COVER, 338 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack coastal defences in the Pas de Calais area, bombing a total of 22 assigned targets. In second mission of the day 215 heavy bombers attack 16 of the targets bombed during the first mission. No bombers are lost on either mission.

Ninth Air Force. Over 250 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb airfields, highway bridges, and coastal defence batteries in North France. Over 400 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters dive-bomb targets in North West Europe.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers pound bridges in Central Italy, further damaging the enemy's command system. Fighter-bombers continue close support of embattled ground forces immediately South of Rome and attack several bridges North of the city to hinder a possible withdrawal of enemy forces. Light bombers attack ammunition and fuel dumps.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather drastically curtails operations. 36 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb waterfront area of Omis and 38 hit port area and West part of Split. Fighters sent to strafe targets in target areas abandon mission because of low clouds over targets.

Tenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Imphal Tiddim road while a few P-40 fighters hit Mogaung area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers ammunition lift to Imphal area continues.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters support ground forces at Watien and Tatangtzu, destroy 2 barges and damage others in Gulf on Tonkin, and strafe 40 barges carrying horses and troops in Tungting Lake area North of Nanhsien. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound Pingkiang area.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Timoeka airfield and nearby villages, shipping off Manokwari, Seroei Village on Japan Island, and positions North of Mokmer, and strafe Mokmer, Sorido and Kamiri airfields. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters battle fighters over Biak Island and over Babo area. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-40 fighters hit Sawar airfield, supplies and fuel dumps in Sarmi and Orai River areas, and hideouts and occupied areas along coast. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and fighter-bombers maintain consistent pounding of numerous targets in Wewak Hansa Bay coastal region. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air Task Force bomb Eten and Dublon.

Thirteenth Air Force. All scheduled strikes on Rabaul area are cancelled due to weather conditions. 20 P-39 fighters, turned back from Rabaul area, hit Tsundawan Porton road, vehicles in Komai area, and antiaircraft position at Kara.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, strike Truk in predawn raid. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Engebi bomb Nauru.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 2 P-38 Lightning fighters fly guard ship cover. 2 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a negative shipping search.

R141 R-boat
Launched 3 June 1944

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