Eighth Air Force. 233 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack 3 airfields in the Netherlands and 2
in Belgium, a factory near Mol, and 3 V-weapon
supply sites in France. 184 fighters fly sorties in support
of the heavy bombers. 70 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
on shuttle mission (United Kingdom-Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics-Italy United Kingdom) attack marshalling yard at
Beziers (with Fifteenth Air Force B-24 Liberator heavy bombers)
while on last leg from Italy to United Kingdom. 42 VIII Fighter
Command P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers return to United Kingdom
with the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers. (Of the 11 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers remaining in Italy, 10 return to United
Kingdom the following day and the last several days later.)
Ninth Air Force. Approximately 180 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers bomb bridges
at Caen and also rail sidings, tracks, and rolling stock.
In the afternoon 4 NOBALL Headquarters are hit. 600 fighters
escort IX Bomber Command, carry out armed reconnaissance of
command and enemy movements, attack rail lines, rolling stock,
marshalling yards, bridges, supply dumps, and cover beach
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Villafranca di Verona marshalling
yard, Aulla railroad bridge, and Ostiglia fuel dumps while
A-20 Havoc light bombers blast supply dump and rail lines.
Fighter-bombers hit tracks, bridges, roads, and other targets
in battle area as United States Fifth Army continues fierce
fighting around Rosignano.
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Montpellier and Beziers marshalling yards
and Toulon submarine pens and harbour installations. Close
to 200 fighters sorties are flown in support of the missions.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber continue support in Myitkyina
sector while 12 other aeroplanes fly armed reconnaissance
in same area. 20 other P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
and A-36 Apache dive bomber hit targets in areas around Hopin,
Namma, and Naungtalaw. The town area of Naungtalaw also is
pounded by 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers .
Fourteenth Air Force. 136 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers and 64 medium bombers attack targets throughout
Tungting Lake area. Targets include river shipping, warehouses,
troops, artillery, trucks, and other targets at Liling, Lukou,
Pingkiang, Yungfengshih, Siangyin, and Chuting. Hengyang airfield
is bombed, and supplies are dropped to Chinese forces in the
vicinity. In Salween area 40 transports drop supplies to Chinese
forces on battle line, and 4 fighter-bombers pound town and
vicinity of Tengchung. 22 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
supply and ammunition depot at Canton. 6 medium bombers attack
airfields in the area. 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lay
mines in Shanghai harbour.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In area around Wewak
A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers hit dumps at
Dagua and attack barges during 4
July 1944. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airstrips and
antiaircraft guns at Yap and Woleai Sorol and Paliau Island
are also hit. Light strikes are flown in support of troops
on Noemfoor Island and against barges, airfields, and troop
concentrations at Efman and Biak Islands and at Moemi, Manokwari,
and in Wakde area.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters fly fighter-bomber operations over Saipan,
Rota, and Tinian.
Sunk 5 July 1944
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