Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers and A-26 Invader light bombers on intruder missions during
31 March 1945
to 1 April 1945, over Po Valley continue to attack road and
railroad bridges, motor transport, loading points, and other
targets. Principal strikes are made at Po River bridges. Fighters
and fighter-bombers during the day strike rail bridges, dumps,
rail lines, marshalling yards, trains, vehicles, gun positions,
several buildings including ammunition plant and truck factory,
and a variety of targets in Po Valley and Northeast Italy.
Medium bombers hit railroad bridges at Calcinato, Crema, Mantua,
Monselice, Colle Isarco, San Ambrogio di Valpolicella, and
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 400 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers bomb Maribor railroad bridge, marshalling yards
at Sankt Polten, Selzthal, Zeltueg, Graz, and Villach, railroad
bridge at Krieglach, and gun positions on Adriatic coast near
Venice. 82 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Ybbs railroad bridge
while 52 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe rail traffic
in Prague, Plzen area. Other P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers fly reconnaissance and reconnaissance
Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack roads and bridges behind enemy
lines in Central Burma. 478 transport flights are made throughout
the day. British 36th Division forces begin to push down railroad
from Mandalay to Rangoon.
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Fort Bayard storage area.
6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 6 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack river shipping and warehouses in Sienning Puchi area.
4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack railroad targets at
Ninh Binh and Minh Koi. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit
warehouses and other buildings at Hsuchang while 3 damage
bridge at Changtuikuan. Single B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb targets around Sanshihlitun, Sichuan, Loning, and Suicheng.
23 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound airfields in Shanghai
area. 70 other fighter-bombers attack river, road, and rail
traffic, storage areas, troops, and general targets throughout
wide areas of occupied South and East China.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Giran airfield while B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters sweep
wide areas. On Luzon B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, A-20 Havoc
light bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Legaspi area where
United States amphibious landing is taking place, targets
North of Balete Pass, Batangas area, and support troops over
parts of South and North West Luzon. In Central Phil B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers support
ground forces near Cebu City and on Negros. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers hit Oelin airfield.
Commissioned 1 April 1945
Launched 1 April 1945 ?
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