Eighth Air Force. Approximately 300 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Ludwigshafen,
Opau synthetic oil plant. 5 escorting P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
groups claim 7 combat victories. Nearly 400 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers bomb 16 gun batteries and defensive installations
in Brest area, escorted by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers group,
which claims 7 aircraft destroyed. 3 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
groups strafe transportation targets in Tilburg, Namur and
Cologne areas. Bad weather cancels fighter-bomber mission
against strong points in Brest area. Over 50 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers fly supplies to Orleans, Bricy airfields.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers supporting ground troops pound strong
points and bridges in Brest area. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance,
ground support, and sweeps in North and East France, Belgium,
and West Germany.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers pound railroad and road bridges in West Po Valley
while fighter-bombers blast motor transport and rolling stock
in Turin area. On 2
September 1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers on armed reconnaissance
of North Italy, start fires in Genoa harbour. Fighter-bombers
blast Wehrmacht vehicles retreating up Rhone Valley. Capture
of Lyon is completed by French elements of United States Seventh
Fifteenth Air Force. Almost 300 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers hit key escape routes of retreating
Wehrmacht forces in the Balkans, and bomb rail command and
supply lines South from Budapest, 3 bridges in Belgrade area,
bridges at Szajol and Szeged, and badly damage ferry docks
at Smederovo. 3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers evacuate
interned airmen from Bucharest. 40 P-38 Lightning fighters
dive-bomb Smederovo ferry and strafe Kovin and Baviniste airfields
and a landing ground, destroying many parked aircraft, motor
transport, vehicles, and fuel tanks. 75 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
strafe roads, railroads, vehicles, bivouac areas, railroad
repair shops, and miscellaneous targets in Skoplje, Nish,
Krusevac, Belgrade areas.
Tenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack and slightly damage Tahpalai
bridge Northeast of Hsipaw. 1 B-26 Marauder medium bombers
knocks out centre span of a railroad bridge in the area and
another causes considerable damage at Indaw.
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound marshalling yards at Nanking.
7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers destroy at least 45 trucks
and damage about 100 others during armed reconnaissance from
Hengyang to Tungting Lake and Yoyang. 2 others bomb Hengyang
airfield. More than 100 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
and P-38 Lightning fighters attack troops, railroad targets,
bridges, and other targets in areas around Changning, Hengyang,
Sungpai, Chuki, Yangtien, Hengshan, and near Haiphong and
in Red River Valley.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Langoan airfield and Lembeh
Strait warehouses and shipping. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit village of Tobelo. Fighter-bombers hit Babo, Waren and
Nabire airfields, Manokwari storage and personnel areas, strafe
areas along MacCluer Gulf, and fly coastal sweeps in Wewak
area, strafing troops, supplies, and occupied areas. Fighter-bombers
hit oil tanks and radio station at Boela.
Thirteenth Air Force. XIII Bomber Command moves from Los Negros
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit Pagan and Maug Islands with rockets. A lone B-24
Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance bombs Yap.
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