Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents bomber activity. Fighters
fly armed reconnaissance over Belgium, East France, Luxembourg,
and East and Central Germany, and defensive night patrols
over West and North West France. British complete liberation
of Brussels and clear most resistance from Antwerp.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit
several road and railroad bridges and tunnel in Po Valley
while fighter-bombers strike pontoon bridges, roads, bridges,
and motor transport in preparation for Allied ground assault
on Gothic Line. During 3
September 1944 A-20 Havoc light bombers on armed reconnaissance
of Po Valley bomb vehicles in Turin, Milan areas. Fighters
fly armed reconnaissance and offensive patrols in Po and Rhone
Fifteenth Air Force. 305th Fighter Wing (Provisional) is organised
and given control of the 3 P-38 Lightning fighters groups
of 306th Fighter Wing. Almost 400 heavy bombers, with fighters
escort, attack submarines in Genoa harbour and hit command
in North Italy including Avisio viaduct, marshalling yards
at Trento, Bronzola, and Ora, and railroad bridges at Ora,
Casarsa della Delizia, and Latisana.
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers haul 32,000 gallons of fuel to Kunming.
Though heavy rains curtail combat operations, 9 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters attack Bhamo and Myothit.
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast sampan, barge, and motor
launch concentrations in Kweiyang area. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers, with P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers 3 pt, pound Paishui
and Lingling areas, considerably damaging town of Lingling
and killing an estimated 60 soldiers and 10 horses. 100 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance
kill large numbers of troops and horses, pound river and road
traffic, and a variety of other targets in the East Burma
South West China region around Changning and Lungling and
throughout areas mainly to the South of Tungting Lake Yangtze
River section of inland Southeast China, mainly around Hengyang,
Lingling, Leiyang, Yangtien, and Kiyang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Bad weather cancels most large-scale
operations. A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers hit Urarom airfield and fighter-bombers attack Moemi
and hit Napido. During 4-5
September 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kendari
Seventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, on armed reconnaissance, snooper
mission, and training flight, bomb Iwo Jima, Marcus, Yap,
and Pagan Islands. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Pagan with
rockets and strafing attacks. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
from Kwajalein strike Wotje.
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