Eighth Air Force. 549 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb city of Berlin, 167
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb industrial centre of Osnabruck,
145 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike industrial area of
Munster, and around 30 other heavy bombers bomb various targets
in Germany in morning raids. During the afternoon 19 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Liege and
9 bomb targets. This is the first day in which over 900 Eighth
Air Force heavy bombers attack targets and the second time
in which over 1,000 are airborne on a single day's operations.
9 bombers are lost.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather remains poor and precludes medium
bombers operations. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit dump South
West of Albano Laziale. Fighter-bombers hit command, especially
roads, with excellent results. Roads, motor transports, trains,
gun positions, bridges, tracks, marshalling yards, harbour
areas, and other targets are attacked in areas around Stimigliano,
Vetralla, Viterbo, Bracciano, Anzio, Manziana, Acquapendente,
Civitavecchia, Terracina, Rome, and Elba Island.
Fifteenth Air Force. 420 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb marshalling yards in Bucharest. 62 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers escort heavy bombers to target and 53 provide
withdrawal escort. 84 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers fly target cover. 38 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers attack bridge at Belgrade.
Tenth Air Force. 35 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's pound area around Bishenpur. 15 P-38
Lightning fighters hit Kangaung area. 4 P-40 fighters hit
targets along road from North of Nanyaseik to Kamaing. 4 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers lay mines in Gulf of Siam off Sattahib.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit vehicle concentrations West
and North West of Hsiangcheng and bomb town of Chiahsien,
and 4 P-40 fighters destroy at least 25 trucks between the
2 towns. 8 P-40 fighters destroy or damage 40-60 trucks, tanks,
and other vehicles during road sweeps from Loyang to Yenshih
and from Yehhsien to Paofeng. 8 P-40 fighters strafe forces
and equipment East of Luchou, while 4 hit railroad targets
at Lang Son.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and
P-40 fighters hit Urarom, Biak Island, Hollandia Wakde coast,
and Sawar Maffin Bay area. A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers again attack
targets from Wewak to area around Hansa Bay and strafe villages
along Sepik River.
Thirteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, hampered by bad weather, attack
coastal gun on Cape Friendship and bomb West coast of Rantan
Island. 70 P-39 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-40
fighters bomb numerous targets throughout Buka and Bougainville,
including shipping and supply area at Chabai and Tsirogei,
huts at Hiru Hiru, near Tonu, and at Monoitu, and bridges
West of Haigi and on Miwo River.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, bomb Truk
1944. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Engebi hit Ponape
during the following day. Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Jaluit and Wotje.
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