Eighth Air Force. Approximately 200 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) fighters strafe rail and highway traffic in
Rotterdam, Aachen and Koblenz areas losing 4 aircraft to flak.
70 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly supplies to battle area.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers hit Brest area strong points, coastal
battery at Pointe du Grand Gouin, defences at Saint-Pierre
Quilbignon, and Brest area bridge. Fighters hit Brest area
gun positions and ammunition dump and fly cover for several
armoured and infantry divisions.
Twelfth Air Force. During 5
September 1944 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc
light bombers attack targets in Savona and Milan areas. During
the day weather grounds XII Tactical Air Command aircraft
except for a few fighters based in France which fly armed
reconnaissance over Belfort, Dijon, and Colmar areas, destroying
or damaging numerous motor transport and railroad cars and
several locomotives, field guns, trailers, and a tank.
Fifteenth Air Force. 542 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack command targets in Rumania, Yugoslavia
and Hungary and troop and tank concentrations in South Yugoslavia.
Targets include 2 marshalling yards at Oradea, and 2 nearby
bridges over Sebes Koros River, marshalling yard at Novi Sad,
bridge at Belgrade, tanks and troops at Leskovac, and marshalling
yard at Nyiregyhaza. 2 heavy bombers, with fighters escort,
evacuate interned airmen from Bucharest.
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Indaw while 3 bomb Katha. 24 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers fly about 34,000 gals of fuel to Kunming.
Large-scale daily Troop Carrier and cargo operations to a
variety of China-Burma-India (CBI) terminals continue.
Fourteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Yiyang, Lingkuantien railroad
yards, trucks North of Lingling, troops and occupied areas
around Kiyang and Paishui, and Hengyang airfield. 45 P-40
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance
attack troops, shipping, and command targets in Yiyang area,
bomb warehouses at Hukow, destroy fuel barge at Pengtse, hit
railroad yards, trucks, troops, and sampans at Kweiyang and
Lingkuantien, and attack general targets at Yangtien.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Santa Ana port. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Buayan airfield in the first medium bombers
raid in Philippine Islandssince early 1942. Several B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, turning back from the Santa Ana strike, bomb
Rainis. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Galela and South
coast of Morotai while fighter-bombers hit Kaoe airfield and
bomb Djailolo runway. A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and fighter-bombers hit airfields at Manokwari,
Moemi, Ransiki, and Waren, and stores and personnel area at
Nabire. P-40 fighters attack South Soepiori Island and Napido.
Other P-39 fighters strafe barges and huts at Suain.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Iwo Jima while
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters make strafing and rocket runs on
antiaircraft positions on Pagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
on armed reconnaissance bomb Marcus. Eniwetok based B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Truk.
Sunk 6 September 1944
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