Eighth Air Force. 1,102 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers hit 3 railroad stations in Berlin, plus targets
including Eberswalde. 15 fighters groups provide escort.
Ninth Air Force. 235 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack command centre at Wickrath,
rail and road junctions at Zieverich and Gladbach, a supply
and ammunition depot casual target, towns of Kapellen, Viersen,
and Munstereifel, and targets. Weather limits fighters operations
to armed reconnaissance flights in Aschaffenburg, Wurzburg
area by XIX Tactical Air Command.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers, during 25
February 1945, considerably damage marshalling yards at Castelfranco
Veneto and Bazzano. Medium bombers bomb railroad bridges at
Legnago, Ala, Pontetidone, and San Michele all'Adige. Fighters
and fighter-bombers hit bridges, marshalling yards, rail lines,
and transport targets at numerous points including Nervesa
della Battaglia, Ora, Bologna, Trento, Vicenza, Castelnuovo
di Garfagnana, and Avisio, and bomb airfields at Ghedi and
Bergamo. XXII Tactical Air Command aircraft also support United
States Fifth Army forces in battle area South of Bologna.
Fifteenth Air Force. During 25
February 1945, supply drops to North Italy continue. During
the day 32 P-38 Lightning fighters dive-bomb and strafe Graz,
Bruck an der Mur Wiener Neustadt rail lines. 12 others fly
top cover. Other P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers fly reconnaissance and escort missions. 102
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters escort, dispatched
against tactical targets in Yugoslavia, are recalled when
clouds completely cover objectives.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support troops of British 36th Division
in Mongmit area. 8 support MARS Task Force (United States
533rd Brigade) in Lashio sector while 16 others fly close
support for Chinese 50th Division troops near Namhsam. 8 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers on low-level strikes knock out bypass
bridges an Mong Pawn and Loi-leng. 80 fighter-bombers and
4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue to attack troops,
supplies, road traffic, and other targets immediately behind
lines. Again 600 transport sorties are flown.
Fourteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, some with fighter escort,
bomb Ishan, Luchai, Siangtan, and hit bridges at Chuchou and
Loshan. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack bridges, railroad
tracks, and heavy port equipment at Ha Trung, along the Chu
River, and at Hongay and Haiphong. 70 fighter-bombers on armed
reconnaissance over South and East China and North Indochina
attack numerous targets including airfields, town areas, and
river, rail, road traffic.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Formosa hit Takao
airfield while fighters on sweep strafe railroad targets.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb troop concentrations in
Ipo Dam area and support ground forces Northeast of Manila.
A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers support ground
forces in Echague airfield area, at Ternate, Trinidad, and
Antipolo, and hit troops West of St. Stotsenburg. A-20 Havoc
light bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, and C-47 Skytrain
transport aircraft hit Puerto Princesa. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers hit Manggar and Sepinggang airfields. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Zettle airfield.
launched against England, hit Woolwich.
launched against England, hit Bobbingworth.
launched against England, hit Ilford.
launched against England, hit Belvedere, Erith.
launched against England, hit Leyton.
launched against England, hit West Ham.
launched against England, hit Pitsea Marshes.
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