Eighth Air Force. 33 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
installation at Sottevast.
Ninth Air Force. General Wood assumes command of IX Air Force
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers bomb supply dump West of Albano Laziale.
XII Tactical Air Command A-36 Apache dive bomber, P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters, and P-40 fighters fly 24 missions cutting rail lines
North and Northeast of Rome, and hitting guns North of Anzio
beachhead and North of Gaeta, and a dump near Frascati. Bridges
at Orvieto and West of Lake Bolsena are damaged by direct
hits, a barge at San Stefano al Mare is hit, several trucks
destroyed or damaged, rail lines are cut in several places
near Sesti Bagni, and aeroplanes are hit at Canino landing
ground. Desert Air Force (DAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attacks
tracks South of Pisa.
Fifteenth Air Force. 465th Bomber Group (B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers) becomes operational, making total of 20 heavy bomber
groups operational in Fifteenth Air Force. 640 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers (the
largest force of heavy bombers dispatched by Fifteenth Air
Force to date) attack marshalling yard at Ploesti and troop
concentrations and town area at Podrorica. Fighters fly over
240 sorties in support.
Tenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit concentrations Southeast of Buthidaung.
15 P-38 Lightning fighters hit targets along Tiddim road while
40 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's pound gun positions, camps,
villages, and supply dumps South West of Bishenpur and at
Kalewa. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Thayaung airfield
area. More than 80 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
A-36 Apache dive bomber, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
carry out support of ground forces, hit gun positions and
supply dumps, attack troop concentrations, and blast numerous
targets throughout the Mogaung Valley. 11 A-31 Vengeance dive
bomber's bomb Naba and vicinity while 3 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers and 6 fighter-bombers hit ammunition dump North of
Mohnyin. 12 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb large warehouse East
of Monywa. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lay mines in harbour
off Koh Si Chang Island.
Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb docks and shipping at Haiphong.
14 P-40 fighters damage bridges at Hsenwi and Wan Pa-Hsa and
hit barracks and destroy several trucks at Kentung. 8 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and 23 fighter-bombers attack warehouse
area at Chiuchiang, causing large fires. 25 Chinese-American
Composite Wing (CACW) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-40
fighters thoroughly pound Sinyang marshalling yards and storage
area. 10 P-40 fighters sweep road from Loyang to Juchou, claiming
40-50 vehicles and numerous troops destroyed.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Mokmer airfield while B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit supply areas at Wakde Island and along
coast of Maffin Bay. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers
again pound targets around Wewak and along coast of Hansa
Bay, hitting supply and personnel areas, warehouses, and occupied
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb gun positions at Buka. 34
P-39 fighters hit various targets on Bougainville and Buka,
including buildings at Porton, Chabai, and Kohiso, pillbox
at Pau Island, and road near Tsundawan. Supply area at Chabai
is bombed by 12 other P-39 fighters. P-40 fighters bomb buildings
at Kieta and at nearby Rigu Mission. Fighter patrols continue
over North Solomons and the Bismarcks.
Seventh Air Force. During 4
May 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein stage
through Eniwetok and bomb Truk. During the day B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Eniwetok strike Ponape, and 10 from Makin
hit Jaluit and Wotje, using Majuro as rearming base between
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