Eighth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters
groups escort The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacking
Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) 9th Bomber Division operations. IX Tactical Air Command
fighters patrol United States First Army front. XIX Tactical
Air Command hits marshalling yards, patrols Third Army front,
flies area cover from Koblenz to Aschaffenburg to Worms, and
supports VIII and XII Corps along Rhine River in Wiesbaden
area and Main River in Frankfurt Main Schaffenburg area.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather cancels all combat operations.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to 3 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters reconnaissance
Tenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
over battle areas and behind enemy lines in Central Burma
pound troops and supplies at several locations including Mong
Kung, Man Namkat, Nam-yang, Tonglau, Ho-na, Hkai-wun, Longwai,
Monglawng, Laihka, and Namlan areas. Transports are exceptionally
active, flying 635 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit towns, rail, road, and river
traffic, and targets around Kweilin, Liuchow, Hengyang, Hochih,
Nanyang, Kaifeng, Anlu, Ishan, Kiyang, and Siang Chiang Valley.
44 fighter-bombers hit trucks, trains, sampans, power facilities,
and other targets around Hongay, Nanyo, Son Tay, Na Cham,
Cao Bang, Lang Son, Moc Chau, Muong Hang, and Bac Quang. 28
fighter-bombers knock out bridge Northeast of Liuchow, hit
town of Szeenhsien, and attack ammunition dumps and road and
river traffic around Hochih, Ishan, Liuchow, Pingnam, Liangfeng,
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers bomb Legaspi,
Balete area, Ipo Siniloan sector, Batangas area, and several
other locations throughout Luzon. Fighters support United
States amphibious landings on Caballo Island. In Central Phil
area B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Negros airfields while
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit
Cebu City area. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kinsui,
and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lightly attack Sandakan.
Twentieth Air Force. 150 Marianas based United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's flying
the first of many raids in support of impending Okinawa invasion,
hit Tachiarai and Oita airfields and Omura aircraft factory.
97 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine Shimonoseki Strait
March 1945. This is first of many mining operations by B-29
Superfortress heavy bomber's in Japanese waters.
Seventh Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers from Iwo Jima bomb ammunition
stores and town of Kitamura. During 27-28
March 1945, 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, flying individual
strikes from Guam, hit Susaki airfield.
launched against England, hit Edmonton.
launched against England, hit Cheshunt.
launched against England, hit Ilford.
launched against England, hit Hutton Park.
launched against England, hit Stepney.
launched against England, hit Orpington.
Scuttled 27 March 1945
Commissioned 27 March 1945
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