Ninth Air Force All missions except a few fighters patrols
are cancelled because of bad weather.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds medium bombers. Fighters
and fighter-bombers, despite weather, attack railroads, roads,
bridges, rolling stock, and other targets over widespread
areas of North Italy, from La Spezia to North of Po Valley.
Bad weather obscures most primaries but alternate targets
are fairly successfully hit.
Fifteenth Air Force. 31 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers make predawn raids on Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Villach,
and Lienz marshalling yards, command targets in Wolfsberg,
Spittal an der Drau, Mittersill, Sankt Veit in Defereggen,
and Trieste. P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
fly reconnaissance and reconnaissance escort missions.
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers knock out East span of road bridge
at Tonbo. 21 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces
in Bhamo area. 63 blast concentrations of enemy troops and
supplies at Male while 4 others hit supplies at Myauk-le.
14 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out bridge at Mansam and
damage 3 bridges at Mongmit and Namyao. 17 others hit Nawnghkio
and bomb supply areas at Na-kawnkongnyaung. Transport fly
267 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit storage area at Lashio. 4
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 8 P-40 fighters attack and
considerably damage Sankiao. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
operating individually, attack truck convoys and other targets
in Hengyang area and in Siang Chiang Valley. 2 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers claim 1 cargo vessel sunk in South China Sea
while 15 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit shipping at Hong
Kong, claiming a destroyer and freighter sunk. 65 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters
on armed reconnaissance over wide areas of China attack storage
areas, troops, bridges, railroad targets, and gun positions
around Paoching, Anking, Hengyang, Tuhshan, Nan Tan, Kengtung,
and Luchai and between Kweilin and Liuchow.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Malogo airfield, town of
Masbate, and Legaspi airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit Miti, Kaoe, Galela, and Lolobata airfields. Other Far
East Air Force (FEAF) United States aircraft fly armed reconnaissance
and harassing missions over Mindanao, North Borneo, and Makassar
areas, attacking various targets.
Twentieth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, operating from Chengtu,
bomb Manchuria Aeroplane Manufacturing Company and adjacent
arsenal at Mukden. 10 other B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's
bomb a rail yard short of the primary, and several other bombers
strike alternates. The very heavy bombers claim 20 fighters
Seventh Air Force. Immediately following an enemy bombing
raid on Saipan, 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly reconnaissance
over Pagan searching for aircraft but observe none.
Eleventh Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
bombers fly 2 negative shipping searches.
launched against England, hit Hackney.
launched against England, hit Braintree.
launched against England, hit Hayes.
launched against England, hit Woodford.
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