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24th April 1945

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Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division hits airfields at Landau an der Isar and oil depot at Schrobenhausen. Fighters fly Air Force cover, escort 9th Bomber Division, fly armed reconnaissance, and operate in conjunction with XII Corps as it continues Southeast between the Danube and the Czech border, and with XX Corps as it reaches the Danube South West and West of Regensburg.

Twelfth Air Force. During 23-24 April 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers bomb airfields at Yillafranca di Verona, Ghedi, and Bergamo, marshalling yards at Trento Piacenza and Fidenza, and vehicles and other targets throughout Po Valley and elsewhere in North Italy. Medium bombers hit 6 Po River crossings and as ground forces reach and cross the Po at several points, relieving necessity for many attacks along the river then carry out 6 attacks between Verona and Trento on Brenner rail line. Fighters and fighter-bombers blast vehicles on Po Valley roads North of the river and up to Brenner rail line, and also hit roads and vehicles between La Spezia and Parma.

Fifteenth Air Force. Approximately 700 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack railroad bridges at Malborghetto Valbruna, Kolbritz, Drauburg, Fermata di Brondolo, Casarsa della Delizia, Arnoldstein, and Latisana, road bridges at Spilimbergo, Bassano del Grappa, and Friola, motor transport depot at Osoppo, marshalling yards at San Ambrogio di Valpolicella and Rovereto, and supply dump at Peschiera del Garda. 79 P-38 Lightning fighters and 90 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly armed reconnaissance over wide areas of North Italy, many strafing tactical targets North of the advancing United States Fifth and British Eighth Armies. The P-38 Lightning fighters carry out several dive-bombing missions, claiming 1 bridge destroyed and 5 damaged. Other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters fly 186 sorties in escort of heavy bombers, reconnaissance missions, and Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) operations. 22 P-38 Lightning fighters complete reconnaissance flights.

Tenth Air Force. Approximately 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters attack troop concentrations, storage areas, vehicles, and targets in Mong Nawng vicinity, West of Mong Kung-Laihka road, South of Loilem, and at Wan Hsan. Transports land or drop 747 tons of supplies at advance bases and in front line areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Hongay railroad yards and attack targets in South China Sea. 2 others damage a vessel at Bakli Bay. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit railroad targets from Siaokan to Sinyang while 2 damage bridge at Kuanshuishih. 50 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-61 Black Widow, night fighters, and P-40 fighters attack river craft, railroad targets, trucks, bridges, troops, horses, and other targets at numerous South and East China locations as pressure by allied air and ground forces mounts against enemy movement and supply routes.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers continue to strike in support of ground forces on Luzon. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit sugar refineries at Mizukami and Shinei while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tainan and Hokko. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tabanio and Miri.

Twentieth Air Force. 101 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's strike Hitahi aircraft plant at Tachikawa. 21 others hit alternates and targets, 5 very heavy bombers are lost. The B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's claim 16 fighters destroyed.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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