Eighth Air Force. In the morning 1,062 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers strike Magdeburg Brunswick
Hannover region, bombing oil, aircraft, and engine works and
airfield. 14 fighters groups provide support, 657 aeroplanes
completing sorties. The heavy bombers and fighters encounter
about 100 fighters and claim 30 destroyed. The fighters of
6 groups fly strafing missions against highway and rail traffic
and several airfields. 14 heavy bombers and 6 fighters are
lost. During afternoon 38 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers,
escorted by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers group bomb 6 V-weapon
sites and an airfield in France. No losses are suffered.
Ninth Air Force. In order that operations controlled by Ninth
Air Force be developed in close association with Headquarters
12th Army Group, the Ninth's Headquarters at Uxbridge and
Grandcamp-les-Bains are closed and a single Headquarters opened
the following day 6
at Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin near both Advance
Headquarters 12th Army Group and Advance Headquarters Allied
Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF). 50th and 53rd Troop Carrier
Wings of IX Troop Carrier Command are attached to Mediterranean
Allied Air Forces (MAAF) for purpose of forming, with 51st
Troop Carrier Wing, a Provisional Troop Carrier Air Division
to handle the airborne phase of the invasion of South France.
300 A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb Saint-Malo harbour and Foret de Sille fuel dump during
1944, and during the day, rail bridges at 6 cities in North
and West France, and marshalling yard at Compiegne. Fighters
furnish cover for ground forces and fly armed reconnaissance
over wide areas of North France.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again restricts operations. A-20
Havoc light bombers on armed reconnaissance in Po Valley during
1944, attack lights and vehicles. Fighter-bombers fly a few
unsuccessful missions against bridges.
Tenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb town area of Taungni and stores
area at Bilumyo. 50 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers also pound
Taungni area. 21 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack targets
throughout widespread area around Bhamo.
Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb town of Wanling. 3 hit Lashio
airfield. 36 P-40 fighters again pound Tengchung. In Tungting
Lake area 50 P-40 fighters attack command targets, troops,
and numerous trucks.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb personnel
and supply areas on Yap. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb oil facilities at Boela while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit villages and small boats near Seleman Bay and afterwards
bomb Besar Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack seaplane
anchorage at Kokas while P-39 fighters strafe barges in West
Geelvink Bay area. Despite bad weather, P-39 fighters manage
to hit Luain gun positions and ammunition dump. A few B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Sasa airfield.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Saipan fly 2 strikes against
Eleventh Air Force. A weather mission is followed by a shipping
sweep flown by 2 medium bombers which is aborted early due
Sunk 5 August 1944, along with M325
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