Eighth Air Force. About 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack Berlin. 158 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb other targets, including Brunswick,
Hannover, and Nienburg areas.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers strike dock area of Porto Stefano,
some bombs falling in Port'oErcole area. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb bridge at Montalto di Castro. A-20 Havoc light
bombers hit tank repair depot North of Tivoli. P-40 fighters
blast gun positions West of Campoleone, West of Pratica di
Mare, and South of Ciampino. A-36 Apache dive bomber bomb
Capranica railroad station and targets nearby. Fighters fly
uneventful patrols over Anzio.
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tavoy airfield and office area
while 8 others hit town of Mogaung. Town area, supply dumps
and road bridge at Kamaing are pounded by 10 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and 10 P-40
fighters. The bridge is knocked out. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers score numerous hits on airstrips at Indaw and Katha.
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and A-36 Apache
dive bomber hit storage at Pyindaw, and support ground forces
at Walawbum and Shaduzup.
Fourteenth Air Force. 13 Chinese and American Composite Wing
(CACW) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 24 Chinese P-40 fighters
pound foundry and floating docks at Shihhweiyao. 40 P-40 fighters
carry out several sea sweeps off Indochina coast and fly armed
reconnaissance over Northeast Indochina. The fighters damage
vessels off Campha Port, strafe airfields at Mon Cay, bomb
airfields at Weichow Island causing heavy damage, hit barracks
at Luc Nam, damage vessels at Hongay, and bomb military installations
at Cao Bang.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Lorengau and other targets on
Manus. Numerous other Fifth Air Force aircraft carry out armed
reconnaissance over wide reaches of Southwest Pacific Area
(SWPA), attacking a variety of targets.
Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb dock area along North shore
of Simpson Harbour at Rabaul. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
follow with strike on Rabaul town and wharf area and also
hit airfields in the vicinity. 40 P-39 fighters and P-40 fighters
hit dock area East of Simpson Harbour. At Empress Augusta
Bay, 2 squadrons of B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Japanese
installations on nearby hills.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers based on Abemama attack Taroa Island.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa hit Ponape and Kusaie.
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