Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels operations by United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division. Fighters fly patrols
and Air Force cover, hit special targets, fly armed reconnaissance
over East Germany and West Czechoslovakia, and co-operate
with XII Corps moving Southeast between the Danube and the
Czech border North of Linz, and with XX Corps as some of its
units establish bridgeheads and begin crossing the Isar River
in Plattling, Landau an der Isar, Landshut, Passau areas.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again restricts operations. Medium
bombers are grounded. Fighters and fighter-bombers attack
retreating forces and command throughout Northeast Italy including
Thiene airfield and claim over 350 motor transport destroyed.
Enemy forces in Italy, command by General Heinrich von Vietinghoff
surrender unconditionally at Caserta, effective 2
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather again prevents heavy bomber
operations. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning
fighters complete weather and photo reconnaissance missions.
39 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly armed reconnaissance over
Northeast Italy. 5 of the fighters bomb and 4 strafe various
targets, claiming 4 motor transports destroyed and a reconnaissance
car and 2 parked aircraft damaged.
Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters attack Laihka airfields. 6 others strafe
troops and horses at Tadamo. Transports fly 427 sorties to
forward areas, landing or dropping 537 tons of supplies.
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
blast targets at Talyuan railroad yards. About 50 fighter-bombers,
operating in forces of 1 to 4 aircraft, blast numerous targets
in South and East China, hitting especially the Fantung area.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In support of ground forces fighter-bombers
hit troop concentrations, supply areas, pillboxes, gun positions,
vehicles, and other targets mainly in the Balete Pass, Baguio,
and Echague areas. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit New Bosoboso
area, where fighters also support ground forces concentrating
in Ipo Dam area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Kuching
airfield while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tarakan Island.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Langoan, Mandai, and
Mapanget airfields. P-38 Lightning fighters sweep Indochina
and strafe Thu Dau Mot airfield.
Twentieth Air Force. 111 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's strike Miyazaki, Miyakonojo,
Kokubu, Kanoya (2), and Kushira airfields. The B-29 Superfortress
heavy bomber's claim nearly 30 aircraft shot down.
Seventh Air Force. 20 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters sweep Truk, strafing
airfields, defences, and gun positions on Moen and Param and
hit Param and Falas with rockets. 24 Guam based B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers subsequently attack the same airfields. 20 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, operating in 2 forces, pound air
installations on Marcus.
Eleventh Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attempting to bomb targets in
the Kurils abort due to weather front. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers radar bomb Kataoka naval base.
on 29 April 1945, marries his long time mistress
Eva Braun in a closed civil ceremony in the Berlin Führerbunker.
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