Eighth Air Force. Over 650 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers, supported by fighters flying over 750 sorties,
bomb synthetic oil plant at Merseburg, Leuna, Minden aqueduct,
Bielefeld marshalling yard, and several other targets.
Ninth Air Force. 154 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb defended areas of Munstereifel, Erkelenz, Nideggen, and
Daun. Fighters escort bombers, fly armed reconnaissance and
night patrol, attack bridges, gun positions, and other targets,
and provide air cover for United States V, VII, and XII Corps
in areas of Bergstein, Lucherberg, and Sarreguemines and along
Twelfth Air Force. Heavy cloud cover, increasing in density
throughout the day, severely restricts operations. Medium
bombers are grounded except for 1 reconnaissance sortie. XXII
Tactical Air Command fighters and fighter-bombers fly less
than 100 sorties, attacking command in Brescia, Verona, and
Fifteenth Air Force. 270 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Graz, Szombathely,
Sopron, Nagycenk, Hegyeshalom, Maribor, Bratislava, and Devinska
Nova Ves, and town of Zalaegerszeg, plus scattered targets.
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters escort
heavy bombers, cover The British Royal Air Force (RAF) supply
missions to Yugoslavia, and strafe Vienna.
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters damage bridge at Namhkai and knock out
bridge at Mongmit. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out
main bridge at Bawgyo and damage bypass. 15 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters support ground forces in Bhamo area, 4 bomb Hsenwi
airfield, and 8 strafe Bawgyo antiaircraft positions. 12 P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit troops, artillery, and supplies at
Banmauk, West side of Indawgyi Lake, and Namhkam. Transports
fly 300 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack road traffic in Hsenwi
area and from there to Wanling.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Bacolod airfield. P-38
Lightning fighters over Bacolod and others covering convoy
off South Leyte claim several aeroplanes downed. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, with P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support, hit
Cagayan, Jacgol, and Del Monte airfields. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers hit airfields at Kendari and Borebore. Fighter-bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Halmahera Island airfields
while A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Namlea area.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Suribachi airfield, scoring
hits on the runway, and blast batteries. On return flight,
1 is hit by antiaircraft fire. 1 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
flies a negative shipping search. A B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
weather aeroplane force lands in USSR.
launched against England, hit Great Burstead.
launched against England, hit Camberwell.
launched against England, hit Woodham Ferrers.
launched against England, hit near Foulness.
launched against England, hit Crayford.
launched against England, hit near Naze.
launched against England, hit Marylebone, Duke Street.
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