Eighth Air Force. Nearly 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack aircraft engine plant at Sindelfingen
and several targets, including marshalling yards at Saarbrucken,
Luxembourg, and Saint-Vith. 18 heavy bombers are lost, mostly
to antiaircraft fire. 15 fighters groups fly 570 sorties in
support, claiming 33 aircraft destroyed in air and 30 on ground,
plus numerous ground targets in strafing attacks. 15 fighter-bomber
groups bomb and strafe rail targets, including 12 marshalling
yards, in France. 325th Photographic Wing (Reconnaissance)
is activated to replace 8th Reconnaissance Wing (Provisional).
Ninth Air Force. Nearly 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers attack ammunition dump in
Foret de Blois, shipping at Brest, and other targets, including
rail bridges at 10 locations in North and West France. Fighters
escort IX Bomber Command, cover ground forces, and fly armed
reconnaissance in wide areas of North France (around Paris,
as far South as Orleans, and as far Northeast as Reims and
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers efforts are restricted by bad weather. However, during
1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers hit targets along coastal road
from Nice to Genoa, and during the day B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit railroad at Ventimiglia and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers attain excellent results on Bergamo, Orio al Serio
airfield. Fighter-bombers sink motor vessel in Imperia harbour
and attack railroad facilities in North West Italy.
Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 400 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers, with fighters escorts, bomb 2 airfields
and an oil refinery at Budapest, rolling stock plant and aircraft
assembly plant at Gyor, and marshalling yard and oil refinery
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
support ground forces in Taungni Sahmaw area. Several others
unsuccessfully attack bridge North of Hopin and bomb town
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb compound and vehicle shed
on Northeast edge of Hengyang. 36 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers attack trucks, gun positions, and buildings
at several points in Hengyang Siangtan area. 21 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters knock out pontoon bridge
and hit junks and sampans at Changsha, and attack river craft
at points along the Central Yangtze.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast antiaircraft
positions in 3 different areas of Yap Island. Other B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb airfields at Boela and at Liang. A-20 Havoc
light bombers hit shipping facilities at Asap Island and bomb
Nabire airfield. Fighters strafe villages South of Manokwari.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb forces on North coast of
Waigeo Island. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers
hit troops at Dagua and near Haur and bomb stores at Cape
Moem and machine guns at Cape Wom.
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