Eighth Air Force. 1,282 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers bomb primary targets of Army Headquarters at
Zossen and marshalling yard at Oranienburg, along with targets
including marshalling yards at Stendal and Birkenwerder, rail
sidings at Gardelegen, rail centre at Wittenberge, road bridge
at Gusen, and town of Havelberg. 14 fighters groups in close
escort and 1 in area patrol fly 732 effective support sorties.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th
Bomber Division A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and B-26
Marauder medium bombers attack command centres at Neunkirchen
and Pirmasens, marshalling yards at Turkismuhle and Erbach,
3 antiaircraft positions, and several other targets, as well
as dropping leaflets on Koblenz. Fighters hit Overberge marshalling
yard and other targets, escort 9th Bomber Division, fly sweeps
and armed reconnaissance, and support United States XII Corps
crossing Mosel in offensive toward the Rhine, and XX Corps
East of Trier and Saarbrucken.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack railroad bridges and fills
at Salzano, Canale d'Isonzo, Rovereto, Palazzolo sull'Oglio,
Romano di Lombardia, and Mori. Fighters and fighter-bombers
of XXII Tactical Air Command concentrate on command lines
in Northeast Italy, particularly the Brenner rail line, and
also blast several supply and ammunition dumps. Light bombers
continue intruder missions during 14
March 1945, hitting Po River crossings and fills in San Ambrogio
di Valpolicella area.
Fifteenth Air Force. 109 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Ruhland oil refinery
marking the Fifteenth's deepest penetration into Germany.
103 others bomb alternate target of Kolin refinery. 470 other
heavy bombers attack targets in Austria, including Moosbierbaum,
Schwechat, and Vienna, Floridedorf oil refineries, marshalling
yards at Wiener Neustadt, Sankt Polten, Graz, Bruck an der
Mur, Klagenfurt, and Murzzuschlag, and bridge at Klagenfurt.
Supply missions to North Italy and Yugoslavia continue, along
with extensive photo and weather reconnaissance. Fighters
fly over 300 sorties in escort of heavy bombers and supply
and reconnaissance flights.
Tenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support elements of Chinese 50th Division
in Namhsan area. 32 P-38 Lightning fighters sweep roads South
of bomb line. Transports fly 625 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers claim 1 vessel sunk in South
China Sea. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit area East of
Pingsiang. 4 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit locomotives
between Sinsiang and Shihkiachwang and 4 attack motor transport
in Paotou area.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In support of United States ground
forces on Luzon United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and P-38
Lightning fighters hit Headquarters area at Baguio. P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit Minuli bridge and enemy concentrations in Balete
Pass and West of Fort Stotsenburg. A-20 Havoc light bombers
and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit gun positions and occupied
areas around Batangas. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit personnel North of Sarangani Bay
and troops and gun positions in Zamboanga area. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Lahug. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters dive-bomb
Takao power installations.
Seventh Air Force. 8 Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Susaki airfield.
3 more, on snooper strikes, hit Susaki during 15-16
Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies air coverage for naval
Task Force. 7 others weather abort.
launched against England, hit near Dagenham.
launched against England, hit near Woolwich.
launched against England, hit Rayleigh.
launched against England, hit Richmond.
launched against England, hit Tottenham.
launched against England, hit Hornchurch.
launched against England, hit Neasden.
launched against England, hit near Maldon.
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