Eighth Air Force. Nearly 1,200 heavy bombers attack marshalling
yards at Frankfurt Main, Ludwigshafen, Karlsruhe, Hanau, and
Kaiserslautern, and synthetic oil plant at Ludwigshafen, rail
facilities at Landau, and 8 targets. 15 fighters groups give
support. 37 heavy bombers and fighters are lost.
Ninth Air Force. 160 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers strike ammunition, ordnance,
and supply depots at Hamburg. Fighters escort bombers, fly
armed reconnaissance, attack railroads and bridges, and cover
ground forces of V and XIX Corps. IX Tactical Air Command
aids United States 28th Infantry Division in withstanding
counter-attack near Kommerscheidt.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers, flying over 300 sorties, bomb bridges in Brenner
Pass and in the Northeast Po Valley to interdict the Wehrmacht's
2 main supply routes from the North. Fighters and fighter-bombers
hit defences and forces in battle areas in the North Apennines
South of Bologna and attack command targets to the North as
well as in battle zone.
Fifteenth Air Force. 500 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb Vienna, Floridsdorf oil refinery in largest operation
against a single target during World War II. 10 other heavy
bombers bomb about 20 scattered targets and 1 alternate target
Kapfenberg tank works. 139 P-38 Lightning fighters and 198
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers provide escort. 16 of the fighters
strafe targets in target area. 42 other B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, with fighters escort, bomb troop concentrations at
Mitrovica and Podgorica.
Tenth Air Force. Nearly 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack Lashlo airfield, hit gun
positions on Kyundaw Island, bomb Kanbalu marshalling yard,
hit targets along Naba Wuntho railroad and on Burma Road and
bomb town of Namhpakka and Lasai area. 28 other P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters maintain patrols South of Myitkyina. Transports fly
300 sorties carrying men, equipment and supplies to various
Fourteenth Air Force. 49 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack storage facilities and other targets around Mangshih,
Chefang, Wanling, and Kweihsien.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and P-40 fighters attack airfields
and barges in the Central Philippine Islands. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers also hit town of Bima and Waingapoe Bay shipping
at Soembawa. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers
strike airfields, troop concentrations, and command targets
throughout the Halmahera area and Northeast peninsula of Celebes.
Fighter-bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Amahai and
targets on South coast of Ceram. Almost 50 A-20 Havoc light
bombers, supporting ground forces, blast installations in
Twentieth Air Force. 24 Marianas based United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb 2
Iwo Jima airfields, starting tactical operations against the
island in preparation for its invasion. 53 Calcutta based
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb Singapore naval base
putting the King George VI Graving Dock one of the world's
best dry docks out of operation for 3 months, and blast other
targets at the base. 7 other B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's
bomb secondary target and Pangkalanbrandan refinery while
4 more hit other target.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Guam hit shipping in the Bonins
and, during armed reconnaissance mission, bomb Marcus.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers abort an offensive sweep off
Suribachi due to intense shore fire. 4 more B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers fly armed reconnaissance over Shimushu and
deck level bomb Torishima Islands targets. Of 4 fighters intercepting
the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 1 is downed. 4 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Onnekotan and Matsuwa. 3 more B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Kataoka naval base, starting fires. 7 fighters
intercept and the heavy bombers down 1.
launched against England, hit Romford.
launched against England, hit Penshurst.
launched against England, hit Wandsworth.
launched against England, hit Bermondsey.
launched against England, hit Rainham, near Barking.
launched against England, hit Dagenham.
launched against England, hit Islington.
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