Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack bridges, tracks, and viaduct at Attigliano,
Ficulle, Certaldo, Pontassieve, and Incisa in Valdarno, and
hit Prato marshalling yard. Light bombers hit ammunition dump.
Ausonia, Pignataro Interamna, San Apollinare, and Terracina
are bombed by P-40 fighters along with dump and several gun
positions Southeast of Rome. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters also
hit bridges and trucks in this same area and attack Empoli
marshalling yard while A-36 Apache dive bomber hit gun emplacements,
train and tracks in Orvieto area and vicinity and approaches
to Montalto di Castro bridge.
Fifteenth Air Force. Over 400 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Treviso, Mestre,
Bologna, and Ferrara. Almost 100 P-38 Lightning fighters provide
escort. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly sweep over Gorizia,
Udine area. Heavy bombers and fighters claim almost 20 aircraft
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit Japanese positions near Buthidaung
in Arakan area while 24 others over Chindwin region attack
villages around Thaungdut and Tamanthi. 20 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit gun positions at Mawlu.
Throughout Mogaung Valley more than 100 fighter-bombers and
2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit numerous targets including
fuel and ammunition stores near Manywet, supplies and railroad
station at Myitkyina, supplies and radio station at Sahmaw,
Kamaing area, bridges at Nsopzup and supply dumps West of
Mogaung. 30 of the fighter-bombers carry out ground support
missions at Shaduzup.
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters strafe 3 barges and several junks at Saint John
Island, leaving them burning. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
on sweep from Hong Kong to Formosa claim a large river boat
and a small freighter sunk and 2 other freighters damaged.
1 heavy bomber is lost. 4 P-40 fighters attack a large concentration
of small vessels at Haiphong, sinking at least 4.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-39
fighters hit villages, barges, supply area, and coastal road
in areas around Madang, Tadji, Bogia, and Uligan Harbour.
Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb barracks at Penfoei.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Langgoer and Wakde Islands.
Thirteenth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers pound supply areas at Ratawul. 9 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Talili Bay, 11 bomb Vunakanau airfield,
and 13 blast Tobera airfield. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
maintain night heckling of Rabaul area. 4 P-40 fighters bomb
pillboxes near Reini River while 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Monoitu Mission.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa hit Maloelap, rearm at
Majuro, and bomb Jaluit on return flight.
Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers dispatched to destroy a convoy,
believed Southeast of Matsuwa Island, turn back due to engine,
navigation, and weather difficulties. A flight of F-7A Tigercat
fighter aircraft of the 2d Photo Charting Squadron (1st Photo
Group, 311th Photo Wing), arrives. Its mission is mapping
of Kuril Islands.
Launched 7 April 1944
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