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6th May 1944

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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 Nalong.

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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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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