Eighth Air Force. 851 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers (13 combat wings) take off to bomb industries at Brunswick
and Berlin. Because of thick cloud conditions less than 300
heavy bombers proceed and these are forced to abandon mission
over the Low Countries. 48 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
manage to attack Bergen, Alkmaar airfield during withdrawal.
Ninth Air Force. More than 170 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 36 A-20 Havoc light
bombers bomb gun emplacements and other military targets at
Etretat, Sainte-Marie-Au-Bosc, Etaples, Le Treport, Ault,
Fecamp, and Ouistreham.
Twelfth Air Force. Main effort again is against lines of comm.
medium bombers hit bridges, tracks, and marshalling yards.
P-40 fighters, A-36 Apache dive bomber, and P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit rail lines in and around Priverno, guns and radar
station North of Anzio, railroad cars, rail lines, and bridge
in Orte, Attigliano and Orte, Narni areas, motor transport
and stores East of Frascati, marshalling yards at Colleferro
and Follonica, and trucks and personnel on Fondi-Pico road.
Vessels at Leghorn and numerous railroad targets at scattered
points are attacked.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's bomb Kaladan while a single B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bombs Akyab. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
damage bridge at Kalemyo and bomb Tiddim, while 24 A-31 Vengeance
dive bomber's hit Kohima. 24 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Mandalay marshalling yard and barracks and general area
at Maymyo. 2 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers knock out bypass
bridge near Shweli.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters hit gun positions at Pailochi. 2 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers strafe 12 sampans between Hong Kong and Luichow
Peninsula, killing many soldiers on board.
Fifth Air Force. 26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air Task Force bomb
Mokmer airfield. 60 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters pound airfields, road, bridges, shipping, barges
and other targets in Wewak area. A-20 Havoc light bombers
attack bridges over Awar River and targets in Hansa Bay area
while fighter-bombers hit targets in Ramu River Valley and
on Hansa Bay coast.
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Talili Bay area. 43 fighter-bombers
hit Vunakanau airfield. Allied fighters sweeps over the Bismarcks
continue. 38 P-39 fighters, flying 18 missions, hit several
targets on Bougainville, including buildings at Sovele, Tinputs,
Reboine Bay area, Monoitu, and in area North of Taki. Targets
in Koromira area are also attacked.
Seventh Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, based at Makin, pound Jaluit
and Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between
the strikes. 39 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein
and Eniwetok hit Ponape.
Sunk 4 May 1944
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