Eighth Air Force. 1,161 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers hit 22 defensive installations, consisting of
antiaircraft and artillery positions and strong points covering
the Gironde estuary. Other Allied Air Forces and French naval
units attack similar targets. The air attacks precede a ground
assault by French detachment of 6th Army Group on the defence
pockets which deny Allies use of port facilities in Bordeaux
Ninth Air Force. Operational Headquarters of XXIX Tactical
Air Command moves to Gutersloh. 18 B-26 Marauder medium bombers
fly leaflet mission in Ruhr area. Fighters fly patrols, sweeps,
and armed reconnaissance, and support United States 3d Armoured
Division South West of Elbe, Mulde River junction near Dessau,
9th Armoured Division in Borna and Lobstadt area, XX Corps
elements which continue to arrive at Zwickauer Mulde River,
VIII Corps along the Weisse Elster River South of Gera, XII
Corps elements in Bayreuth area, 2d and 5th Armoured Divisions
along the Elbe in Barby, Magdeburg and Tangermunde areas.
Twelfth Air Force. During 13
April 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers
continue to hit command in Po Valley. Bad weather over North
part of Brenner line prevents medium bombers attacks but the
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit alternates on South part
of line at Salorno, San Ambrogio di Valpolicella, and Chiusaforte,
bomb guns Southeast of La Spezia in support of United States
Fifth Army, and hit 5 defensive positions along British Eighth
Army front in Argenta area. Fighter-bombers concentrate on
supporting Fifth Army forces South West of Bologna.
Fifteenth Air Force. 318 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers hit ammunition factories at Avigliana, Spilimbergo,
Malcontenta, and Palmanova, motor transport depot at Osoppo
and Klagenfurt marshalling yard as a target. 158 fighters
provide escort. 29 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and strafe
railroad targets in Munich, Linz, Regensburg areas. 54 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers fly escort for Mediterranean Allied
Tactical Air Force (MATAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombing
targets in North Italy.
Tenth Air Force. 41 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters attack troops,
supplies, and fuel dumps at Tawnghkam Nawng-hkam, Mong Kung,
Loi-makhkawn, and Nawngkaw. 8 P-38 Lightning fighters damage
bridges at Kong pau and Kyawngpeng. 446 transport flights
are flown to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, supported by 12 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, bomb Loyang and knock out bridge over Yellow
River. 30 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and more than 130 fighter-bombers
attack bridges knocking out at least 6, river, road, and rail
traffic, troops, storage areas, town areas, and general targets
over vast expanse of South and East China.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers sweep Canton Hong Kong waterways,
hitting shipping and other targets. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb four airfields on Formosa. In the Philippine Islands
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers fly numerous
strikes in support of ground forces and against airfields,
gun positions, defences, and troop concentrations throughout
Luzon, Cebu, Negros, and Mindanao.
Seventh Air Force. 24 Angaur based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound supply and
personnel areas at Tigatto.
Sunk 14 April 1945
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