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27th April 1945

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Eighth Air Force. By this date the flow of United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers replacement aircraft has stopped and authorisation of 68 planes per bomb group and 96 per fighters group is reduced to original 48 and 75, respectively.

Ninth Air Force. Weather grounds United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division. Fighters fly sweeps, Air Force cover, and armed reconnaissance, and attack airfields. Other fighters fly air cover for United States XII Corps as 11th Armoured Division reaches Czech border North of Bischofsreuth and other elements move further into Austria toward Linz, and support XX Corps as it receives surrender of Regensburg and expands its Danube bridgehead.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather throughout North Italy holds operations to a minimum. XXII Tactical Air Command fighters and fighter-bombers operate during latter part of afternoon, closely supporting ground forces in battle area North of Po River, hitting guns, vehicles, railroads, train cars, and Bergamo airfield as United States 1st Armoured Division spearheads the drive to the North West.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather cancels heavy bomber operations and hampers fighters missions. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and 2 P-38 Lightning fighters complete weather reconnaissance missions. Other fighters sent on reconnaissance escort and armed reconnaissance flights abort.

Tenth Air Force. 37 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit troop concentrations in Wan Pong and Nawng Leng areas. 12 other fighter-bombers sweep roads South of the bomb line. Transports complete 408 sorties throughout the day, landing or dropping 618 tons of supplies at forward bases and front line areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 70 fighter-bombers attack bridges, positions, villages and town areas, gun emplacements, and river, road, and rail traffic at many points in South and East China chiefly around Fantung.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Japanese installations at Cabatuan, La-lo, and Garit Norte. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit towns throughout the area. In South Luzon fighter-bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit targets East of Manila, in Legaspi area, and at other scattered points. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Jesselton airfield and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tarakan Island. During 26-27 April 1945, B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb Tansui seaplane base. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Mandai airfield. Heavy bombers hit Soerabaja.

Twentieth Air Force. Over 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's strike airfields at Izumi, Miyazaki, Kokubu, Miyakonojo, Kanoya, and Kushira.

Seventh Air Force. 11 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Woleai.

Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers drop fragmentation bombs on Kataoka naval base. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hits Minami Cape, and another flies a radar ferret mission.

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