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7th March 1944

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. 112 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 18 A-20 Havoc light bombers attack V-weapon sites on Channel coast of France, military installations near Criel-sur-Mer and Greny, and targets in the area. Bad weather causes recall of over 150 other heavy bombers before they attack targets.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Rome, Ostiense marshalling yard while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit marshalling yard at Littoria. A-20 Havoc light bombers strike Zagarolo railroad station. P-40 fighters attack enemy positions in Anzio beachhead area with good results, while A-36 Apache dive bomber hit command at Montebello, railroad station near Civitavecchia, gun emplacements near Littoria airfield, and train at Monterotondo. P-40 fighters over Anzio beachhead encounter no air opposition.

Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Toulon submarine base, marshalling yards at Poggibonsi, Prato, and Pontassieve, airfields at Fabrica di Roma, Viterbo, and Orvieto, and town of Castelfiorentino. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters fly about 150 sorties in support of heavy bombers.

Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and A-36 Apache dive bomber on armed reconnaissance hit targets from Walawbum to Shaduzup. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit troop concentrations North West of Shaduzup. Another attacks road bridge and barges near Shwebo and along the Irrawaddy. Offensive reconnaissance over several airfield in Burma results in no major action.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue to hit targets on Los Negros and other of the Admiralty Islands and bomb Boram airfield. P-38 Lightning fighters and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes attack targets in Talasea area.

Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with Navy fighters support, hit Tobera airfield. 24 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 14 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Panapai airfield. 19 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe Rabaul. Fighter aircraft pound tactical targets on Bougainville, including Koromira Mission, supply area on Jaba River, and bivouac South of Maririei River near Menoavi.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers out of Abemama hit Kusaie and Jaluit. P-40 fighters bomb and strafe airfields at Mille. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound runways, antiaircraft positions, storage areas, and barracks on Taroa.

Eleventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly negative search mission for an enemy submarine.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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