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9th April 1944

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Eighth Air Force. 399 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb aircraft factories and airfields in Germany and Poland airfield and assembly plant at Tutow is hit by 104 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers Focke-Wulf plant at Poznan by 33 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers Heinkel plant at Warnemunde by 86 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers; aircraft plant and airfield at Rahmel by 40 heavy bombers. Airfield and assembly plant at Marienburg by 98 heavy bombers and airfields at Parchim and Rostock by 46 heavy bombers. No fighters support is available over the targets because of bad weather or distance. No diversionary missions are flown. Luftwaffe fighters are able to concentrate on the bomber formations, and 32 heavy bombers are lost.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 and A-36 Apache dive bomber fighter-bombers bomb railroad line between Rome and Bracciano, hitting tracks, a station, and a warehouse; attack Littoria and Terracina, repair shops North West of Valmontone, and several gun positions; and bomb scattered motor transport during armed reconnaissance of Avezzano, Sora Pontecorvo, Ceprano areas.

Tenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-31 Vengeance dive bomber's hit troop positions North West of Imphal and Thaungdut and bomb Kanglatongbi and Nawngpuawng. The Mogaung Valley is pounded by over 100 fighter-bombers and a few B-25 Mitchell medium bombers the aircraft hit town areas, bridges, storage areas, support ground forces, and hit targets in general in or near Mogaung, Kamaing, Laban, Hopin, Myitkyina, and Nsopzup. 25 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit fuel dumps at Indaw, bomb road near Manhton, and support ground forces at Lasai. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Mandalay railroad yards, another bombs nearby Maymyo, and 13 others mine areas near Mandalay and Magwe. Also in Mandalay area, 11 P-38 Lightning fighters damage several locomotives, numerous railroad cars, and set a steamer afire near Ywataung.

Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers claim a 200 ft tanker sunk off Cape Bastion and 3 fighters shot down over Yulinkan Bay.

Fifth Air Force. 55 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Aitape area while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Wewak, Boram, Cape Moem, antiaircraft positions along Hansa Bay, and barges Southeast of Mushu Island and in Wagol River. P-39 fighters hit troops, barges, and bridges in Madang, Awar, Bogia, and Bunabun areas.

Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lakunai. 31 fighter-bombers hit Ralum supply areas while 22 others strike Wunapope. During 8-9 April 1944, 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly heckling missions against Rabaul.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on photo reconnaissance mission over Maloelap, Wotje, and Mille, and a single Tarawa based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombs Taroa. B-26 Marauder medium bombers, in shuttle mission from Abemama, bomb Jaluit, rearm at Majuro, and then hit Maloelap.

Eleventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A weather sortie over Matsuwa is negative due to low clouds and fog.

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