Eighth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
site at Watten.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Perugia airfield while B-26 Marauder
medium bombers bomb bridge and its approaches North West of
Orvieto. Weather prevents other medium bombers operations.
Fighter-bombers attack railroad stations at Capronica and
Maccarese, guns Southeast of Littoria, road bridge East of
Pescasseroli, railroad bridges in Arezzo area, other rail
facilities in C Italy, and small transport vessels in the
Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Zagreb airfield. Numerous
other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers abort because of weather. Escorting fighters
and the heavy bombers claim 17 fighters destroyed in combat.
6 United States aircraft are shot down.
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers damage railroad and rolling stock
at Shwebo. 6 A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's bomb Tamanthi area.
80 fighter-bombers and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit
troops in Namti area, support ground forces Northeast of Kamaing,
damage a bridge near Myitkyina, and hit troops, oil dumps,
and supplies at Mogaung and Manywet.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters from Suichwan pound barrack South West of Nanchang,
causing heavy damage. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike
April 1944, on airfields near Canton is curtailed by bad weather;
only 1 medium bombers reaches target, dropping fragmentation
bombs on revetments.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-39
fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters continue
to pound coastal targets in Wewak, Aitape, and Madang areas
and at numerous other points along coast. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Koepang.
Thirteenth Air Force. 34 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Dublon. 22 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Lakunai airfield and revetment area. 30
fighter-bombers bomb vicinity of Toboi wharf with incendiaries
while more than 20 others carry out incendiary strike on Wunapope,
causing severe destruction to several buildings. Fighters
maintain sweep over Rabaul and New Ireland areas.
Twentieth Air Force. General Arnold assumes command of Twentieth
Air Force at Washington, DC where Headquarters will remain
until July 1945. Chiefs of Staff is General Hansell (currently
Deputy Chief of Air Staff), with Colonel Cecil E Combs as
his deputy for operations.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bomb Wake. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Eniwetok hit Ponape twice. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers from Abemama bomb Jaluit, rearm at Majuro,
and hit Maloelap during return flight.
Sunk 6 April 1944
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