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6th March 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 658 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Berlin area, bombing the metropolitan area and targets in nearby cities of Potsdam, Wittenberge, Templin, Oranienburg, and Kalkberg. Fierce fighters opposition claims 69 of the bombers, the highest number lost by the Eighth in a single day.

Ninth Air Force. 260 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb NOBALL targets, Hirson marshalling yard, and airfield at Beauvais, Tille. Heavy clouds cause over 50 B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers to abort missions.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters pound gun positions North of Anzio beachhead (mostly Northeast of Ardea), and bomb Frosinone and hit guns near Littoria. A-36 Apache dive bomber fly armed reconnaissance of roads and railroad Northeast of Rome, hitting several vehicles and bombing railroad cars at Capranica.

Tenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock centre span out of Sittang bridge and blast 2 antiaircraft positions. 14 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers lay mines around Kham Yai Island, bomb nearby Prong Island, and hit marshalling yard at Pegu. 18 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters attack Sawnghka bridge with poor results, start fires near Lalawng Ga, and bomb dumps near Walawbum.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue to hit Japanese forces on Los Negros. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airstrip and other targets in Awar Nubia area. P-39 fighters and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes hit Japanese forces around Madang. P-39 fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters strafe and dive-bomb Cape Hoskins-Talasea area as United States Marines land about midway up the coast of Willaumez Peninsula in preparation for drive on Talasea.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-39 fighters hit Monoitu Mission and huts and bridge on Miwo Island. 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with fighters escort, pound Tobera while 24 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 12 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Kavieng and Panapai airfield.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-24 Banshee dive bomber and P-40 fighters from Makin bomb and strafe runways at Mille. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa pound airfield at Wotje.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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