Eighth Air Force. 231 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb dock area at Kiel during
morning while 687 heavy bombers bomb 18 V-weapon
sites, 7 airfields, a marshalling yard and a highway intersection.
3 heavy bombers and 2 fighters are lost. In the late afternoon
220 heavy bombers strike 6 V-weapon
sites and supply installations, 3 railroad bridges, a highway
bridge, and an airfield in North France. 471 fighters escort
the heavy bombers. Afterwards a squadron of P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters dive-bombs 3 airfields in Conches area. No aircraft
are lost on afternoon mission.
Ninth Air Force. During the morning around 500 United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20
Havoc light bombers bomb bridges and rail lines at 8 locations
in France. In afternoon 5 targets are attacked, including
bridges, fuel dumps, railroad tracks, and V-weapon
location. Over 15 fighters groups escort bombers, fly armed
reconnaissance of rail lines, roads, and marshalling yards,
damaging or destroying tracks, trains, tunnel, building, and
supply dump. Fighters also cover beach and bomb and strafe
troop concentrations and gun positions.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers hit ammunition ship at La Spezia during 5
July 1944 and continue attacks on fuel supplies during the
day. Medium bombers again hit command, concentrating on bridges
North of battle line, and attack enemy warehouses and Headquarters.
Fighter-bombers hit rail lines (with especially good results
between Viareggio and Massa Lombarda ) and damage several
bridges just North of battle area as United States Fifth Army
continues clearing Rosignano and takes Castellina Marittima
and Mount Vaso.
Fifteenth Air Force. 530 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers attack Verona marshalling yard, Bergamo steel works,
Avisio viaduct, Tagliamento Casarsa della Delizia railroad
bridge, Aviano oil and gasoline storage, Porto Marghera oil
storage, and Trieste oil refinery. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-38 Lightning fighters provide escort.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters attack bridge near Myitkyina while 40 others support
ground forces in the area. Several other P-40 fighters attack
Maingna, barracks at Sahmaw, train at Taungni, and troops
at Sakangyi. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Maingna and
2 hit Mohnyin.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers continue to pound river shipping, bridges,
troop concentrations, road traffic, and general targets throughout
wide area around Tungting Lake and along the Yangtze. Hit
particularly hard are town area and supply depot at Sinshih.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers near Burma border cause considerable
damage at Tengchung and drop supplies to Chinese ground forces
on Salween front, and during 6-7
July 1944 bomb Tien Ho airfield at Canton.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc
light bombers, and fighter-bombers continue to pound Wewak
area, concentrating on troops South of Matapau. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and fighter-bombers sweep North coast of Vogelkop
Peninsula and offshore islands, hitting targets. Other fighter-bombers
hit Manokwari area and buildings at Ransiki, Moari, and Oransbari.
Airfields, gun positions, command targets, and supply dumps
in area around Babo are hit by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
A-26 Invader light bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb town and warehouse area
of Yap and a few hit airfields at Woleai.
Twentieth Air Force. General Saunders becomes Commanding General
XX Bomber Command.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe forces on Saipan, Rota,
and Tinian. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through
Eniwetok, pound Truk during 5
July 1944, and follow with another raid during the day. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, based at Makin, hit Nauru.
Sunk 6 July 1944
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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