Eighth Air Force. Over 1,000 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack 3 synthetic oil plants, 8 aircraft
assembly plants and engine works, 2 airfields and an equipment
depot, 2 marshalling yards a railway station, railway repair
shops, and city of Hameln, all in Germany. 37 heavy bombers
are lost during the day's operations, 649 fighters escort
heavy bombers. 42 P-38 Lightning fighters and 124 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters make strafing attacks, destroying parked aircraft,
locomotives, and rolling stock. Fighters claim 77 Luftwaffe
aircraft destroyed in aerial combat and 4 on ground. 6 fighters
Ninth Air Force. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb rail bridge near Tours, and targets in Lisieux and Beuzeville
areas. Over 500 fighters fly escort and area cover, carry
out armed reconnaissance of command and troop activity, and
bomb railroads, rolling stock, marshalling yards, ammunition
dumps, and bridges in front line areas and wide areas of West
Twelfth Air Force. During 6
July 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb La Spezia harbour and motor transport in
the area, and resume attack on fuel supplies during the day.
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
score direct hits on railway bridges at Reggio Emilia, and
over the Fratta River and possible hits on Santa Maria di
Mugnano bridge and 2 other bridges in the area they also hit
Collecchio fuel dump, causing many fires and explosions. Fighter-bombers
attack Ferrara airfield, town of Empoli, and rail lines, bridges,
fuel and ammunition dumps, motor transport, and numerous other
targets in battle area as United States Fifth Army forces
complete clearing of Rosignano.
Fifteenth Air Force. 560 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb 2 synthetic oil plants at Blechhammer, synthetic
oil and coking plant at Odertal, and Zagreb airfield and marshalling
yard. Heavy bombers and fighters escorts claim more than 50
aircraft shot down during fierce battle with 275 to 300 fighters
mainly in Vienna Budapest area. 18 United States aircraft
are listed as destroyed and a larger number missing.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
hit targets at Okkyin and Namkwin and strafe trucks near Myitkyina.
4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack bridges and railroad
tracks at Hopin and Naba.
Fourteenth Air Force. In Tungting Lake area United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers
hit Yoyang, Siangtan, Liling, and Yungfengshih, strafe cavalry
forces North of Yuhsien, hit river shipping, troops, and pontoon
bridge at Siangsiang, attack compounds in Leiyang area, and
bomb storage at Shihshow. 10 miles East of Ichang on the Yangtze
P-40 fighters thoroughly blast Japanese post. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Tien
Ho and White Cloud airfields and pound town of Tsingyun.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb Moemi and Nabire airfields; supply dumps
along Wiske River are also attacked. A few fighter-bombers
and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft attack barges,
gun positions, and troops along coast in Wewak area. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Yap, Sorol Island radio station,
and runway on Woleai.
Twentieth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, operating out of Chengtu
1944, bomb Sasebo, Omura, and Tobata (most of the planes hitting
Sasebo area). 3 others attack secondary and last resort targets
at Laoyao and in Hankow area.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-61
Black Widow, night fighters carry out interceptor missions
over Guam, Saipan, and Rota during 6
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