Eighth Air Force. 3 separate forces, a total of 639 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers divided into 13 combat wings,
are dispatched against airfields in North West Germany and
aircraft factories in Brunswick area. More than 600 heavy
bombers bomb targets, with the largest force (192 B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers) striking at Brunswick. The other heavy
bombers bomb airfields including those at Oldenburg, Quakenbruck,
Achmer, Rheine, Hesepe, Handorf, and Twente. 34 United States
bombers are lost.
Ninth Air Force. 198 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack Hasselt marshalling yard
and hit Coxyde airfield. 32 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb
area around Hasselt.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack bridge North West of Orte while A-20 Havoc
light bombers successfully attack supply stores. Fighter-bombers
hit several bridges, motor transport, and supply dumps in
Central Italy, and bomb railroad tracks at Sesti Bagni and
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31
Vengeance dive bomber's hit troop positions near Buthidaung.
Nearly 50 others bomb Kohima and Homalin. Nearly 100 fighter-bombers
and 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers again pound Mogaung Valley
targets, including Manywet, storage areas and railroad at
Mogaung, positions at Shaduzup, and general targets around
Kamaing. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage bridge and
track at Sittang.
Fourteenth Air Force.
11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb railroad yards at Hanoi. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers damage several small ships in Yulinkan Bay. 2 others
strafe airfields on Weichow Island. 8 P-40 fighters pound
oil dumps at Wanling, leaving target area in flames. 9 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields on Samah Bay; 4 other
s lay mines in the bay.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters attack targets in Aitape, Wewak area. A-20 Havoc
light bombers hit targets in Hansa Bay area, firing fuel dump
and destroying several warehouses and other buildings at 3
plantations, and strafing and bombing roads and bridges along
Thirteenth Air Force. During 7
April 1944, 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers heckle Kavieng airfield area. 50 fighter-bombers
hit Northeast section of Rabaul. 24 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb centre of Lakunai airfield. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
again pound Monoitu Mission.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers flying out of Kwajalein, strike Truk.
Abemama based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Ponape. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa hit Maloelap, rearm at
Mojuro, and bomb Jaluit during return flight.
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