Eighth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon
site at Siracourt. Over 90 others, scheduled to attack similar
installations at Sottevast and La Glacerie, fail to bomb because
of total overcast at targets.
Ninth Air Force. 76 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26
Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers dispatched
to attack coastal defences abort mission because of weather.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers pound storage area at Itri. A-36 Apache
dive bomber hit rail lines in Viterbo area. P-40 fighters
hit guns, tracks, and railroad station in and around Frosinone,
and rail lines, stations, roads, and town area in and near
Itri, Colleferro, and Sezze. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit
Certaldo marshalling yard and numerous railroad and highway
targets, including several bridges.
Fifteenth Air Force. About 300 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, escorted by P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and
P-38 Lightning fighters, bomb airfields, aircraft factory,
and marshalling yard at Brasov.
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's continue pounding positions near Buthidaung.
14 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Indainggyi, destroy Sibong
bridge, and damage road at Hpaungzeik. 40 A-31 Vengeance dive
bomber's bomb troop concentrations Northeast of Palel and
hit Thaungdut area. 90 P-40 fighters, A-31 Vengeance dive
bomber's, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack wide variety of targets throughout Mogaung
Valley. 18 fighter-bombers and 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
support ground forces at Mawlu while 3 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers and 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit positions at
Fourteenth Air Force. 61 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters and 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack targets
throughout South China and Indochina. Numerous vehicles and
troops are destroyed in Hsiangcheng, Loyang, and Luchou areas.
8 boxcars are destroyed and 70 more damaged between Thanh
Moi and Bac Le and between Phu Lang Thuong and Lang Son. A
barge is sunk at Campha Port and numerous sampans and small
craft sunk or damaged at Cat Ba Island. Main buildings at
Nanchang mines are destroyed, Sienning bridge is damaged,
and several railroad cars and vehicles are destroyed near
Puchi. 14 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 28 fighter-bombers
pound airfield and surrounding area at Hankow.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Penfoei and Biak Island. 150
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and
fighter-bombers, operating almost continuously throughout
the day, blast a variety of targets from Wewak to the shores
of Hansa Bay. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of Thirteenth Air
Force again bomb Woleai.
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 12 P-39 fighters pound the
Talili Bay area. 37 P-39 fighters and 19 P-40 fighters attack
targets in Porton area.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Makin and Kwajalein hit Wotje
and Jaluit. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through
Eniwetok, escort Navy aeroplanes on photo reconnaissance of
Guam. The B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Guam from 20,000
ft, scoring hits on 2 airfields and a town area and proceed
to Los Negros to prepare for return flight. The heavy bombers
claim 4 interceptors shot down.
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