Eighth Air Force. More than 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack munitions and tank works at Berlin,
Munster marshalling yard, and 10 targets. 15 escorting fighters
groups encounter an estimated 275 to 300 fighters and claim
Ninth Air Force 172 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers
attack marshalling yard, road junction, fuel storage dump,
defended positions, and rail bridge at 8 West German locations.
Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division, fly numerous armed reconnaissance
missions, and provide cover for United States 1st, 8th, and
104th Infantry Divisions in Luchem, Bergstein, and Lucherberg
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather severely restricts operations.
Medium bombers missions are cancelled except for a weather
reconnaissance flight. Fighters and fighter-bombers hit a
few rail lines and other command targets in East Po Valley
but devote major effort to closely support United States Fifth
Army in battle area South of Bologna.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather again cancels heavy bomber
operations. P-38 Lightning fighters, escorted by P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, fly photo and weather reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 31 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
support ground forces in Bhamo area. 25 fighter-bombers hit
Hay-ti, Meza, and 3 other road bridges. 20 fighter-bombers
attack town areas, troop concentrations and storage facilities
in or near Kawngwai, Kunmong, Settawagon, and Thitpoklwin.
8 attack targets along Shwebo Wuntho rail line. Transports
complete 285 sorties carrying troops to forward bases and
dropping supplies to front line forces. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb command centre, supplies, and personnel concentration
at Mogok. On this date Tenth Air Force aeroplanes begin Operation
GRUBWORM, flying Chinese 14th and 22d Divisions from Burma
to China in preparation for Yunnan campaign to counter a probable
Japanese drive toward Kunming.
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on sweeps over Gulf of Tonkin,
South China Sea, and Formosa Srait bomb Fort Bayard and Kowloon
Docks and damage a freighter. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
pound targets from Liuchow to Liuchenghsien. 61 P-40 fighters,
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters
on armed reconnaissance hit river, road, and rail traffic
and other targets at scattered points mainly in South China.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Hate Tabako, Galela, and
Djailolo airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20
Havoc light bombers lightly raid Miti and Kaoe airfields.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Langoan while B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers flying in pairs hit targets nearby and in North
Borneo. Fighter-bombers over Central Phil area hit Japanese
positions, barges, and command targets.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan strafe runway on Pagan.
Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers off for a strike on Kakumabetsu
abort due to weather. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers cancel
a shipping sweep.
launched against England, hit Dagenham.
launched against England, hit Woodham Ferrers.
Is removed from active service.
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