Eighth Air Force. 206 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack airfields at Sanint-Andre-de-L'Eure,
Evreux, Fauville, Chateaudun, and Caen, Carpiquet, and V-weapons
rocket-launching installation at Eclimeux as targets. Bad
weather causes more than 400 heavy bombers to abandon mission.
Ninth Air Force. Around 120 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb V-weapons
sites, airfields, and a factory, all in France. Principal
targets bombed are at Rosieres-en-Santerre, Amiens, Glisy,
Cormeilles-en-Vexin, and Grandvilliers.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers bomb Orte marshalling yard while B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Frascati road junction. A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb Campoleone railroad station and town of
Roccasecca. P-40 fighters bomb Cisterna di Latina, Santa Lucia
near Campoleone, Cori and nearby road junction, and Atina.
A-36 Apache dive bomber hit San Stefano al Mare, Cisterna
di Latina, Frascati and Albano Laziale, and strike numerous
vehicles, railroad cars and other targets on armed reconnaissance
missions North and South of Rome. German counteroffensive
against Anzio beachhead and on Cassino front forces Allied
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather restricts operations to photo
and weather reconnaissance flights.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers hit warehouses and freight cars at
Wuntho and claim 4 warehouses destroyed.
Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance strafe sampans and power
launches between Yoyang and Puchi. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers knock out bridges and damage 3 trains at Anxuan, Tien
An, Phong Loc and Dong Hoi.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound
Bunabun Harbour, Madang, and targets from Bogia to Cape Croisilles.
Others bomb targets in Admiralty Islands concentrating on
Momote and carry out light attacks on Talasea village and
Cape Dampier gun positions in New Britain. P-39 fighters strafe
and sink barges near Nubia. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit shipping
near Kairiru and Mushu Islands causing considerable damage
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-34 Lexington bomber and P-39 fighters hit barges in Green
Island area. Lakunai airfield is hit by 32 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers, covered by more than 60 Army Air Force and Navy fighters,
and shortly afterwards by 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
escorted by nearly 50 Allied fighters. Allied aircraft claim
16 aeroplanes shot down. Lakunai is practically unserviceable
as result of cumulative damage.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa hit Maloelap and Wotje.
A-24 Banshee dive bomber and P-40 fighters from Makin attack
Mille. Tarawa based P-39 fighters strafe Jaluit.
Sunk 6 February 1944
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