Eighth Air Force. Nearly 1,000 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack 3 airfields West of Nurnberg,
city of Nurnberg, synthetic oil works at Wesseling, and a
motor works and airfield in Karlsruhe area (all assigned targets),
and hit several other targets in Nurnberg, Cologne, Karlsruhe
areas. 16 fighters groups give escort.
Ninth Air Force. 220 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers sent to bomb targets at Duren,
Aldenhoven, and Arnhem are recalled because of weather. Fighters
fly armed reconnaissance over West Germany, hit railroads
West of Rhine, and support United States Third Army in Metz
area. IX Air Defence Command continues night patrols.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers continue to pound road and rail bridges and fuel dumps
in Po Valley. Light bombers, fighter-bombers, and fighters
of XII Fighter Command hit fuel dumps, rail lines, and transportation
in the Valley and support United States Fifth Army forces
in battle areas in the North Apennines South and South West
of Bologna and North of the Arno River Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. For the eighth consecutive day bad weather
prevents bombing operations.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Troop
Carriers fly 240 sorties, delivering men and supplies to various
points in China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Pingnam, trucks and river
craft in Wuchou, Samshui, and Canton areas, and bomb Tien
Ho and White Cloud airfields. 100 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-40 fighters continue armed reconnaissance over wide
expanses of China South of the Yangtze, attacking river craft,
road traffic, troops, town areas, and other targets. Hsinganhsien,
Pingnam, and Chuanhsien areas are covered exceptionally well.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). For second time United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb oil refineries
in Balikpapan area, medium bombers hit shipping and bomb Sanana.
Medium bombers smash Kaoe runway and bomb Galela. Medium bombers
and heavy bombers over Ceram Amboina hit barge and coastal
targets and pound Taka airfield, while fighter-bombers attack
Halong seaplane base and Namlea and Haroekoe airfields. On
Vogelkop Peninsula fighter-bombers again hit Fak Fak and Otawiri.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan hit shipping in the Bonins
while P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound gun positions, buildings,
and wharf on Pagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on special
reconnaissance missions bomb airfields at Iwo Jima.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying offshore reconnaissance
over Onnekotan, Harumukotan, and Shasukotan also strafe several
launched against England, hit Beeston St Lawrence.
launched against England, hit Hopton, near Lowestoft.
launched against England, hit Mill farm, Gt Witichingham.
launched against England, hit Hellesdon.
launched against England, hit Darrow farm, Denton.
launched against England, hit Wanstead.
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