Eighth Air Force. Over 1,150 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers strike 3 airfields, 4 marshalling yards,
an oil storage depot, 2 ordnance depots, a railroad yard workshop,
and an aircraft parts and repair factory, in areas North and
North West of Leipzig, Southeast of and near Nurnberg, and
South West of Chemnitz. 14 fighters groups fly escort.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Headquarters
IX Tactical Air Command moves from Brnhl to Marburg, Lahn.
Around 620 A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers,
and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Munchenbernsdorf oil
storage depot, Sonderhausen command centre, Nienhagen oil
refinery, Celle marshalling yard, and 8 city areas. Fighters
escort 9th Bomber Division, attack airfields, fly patrols
and armed reconnaissance, and operate in conjunction with
United States VIII, XII, and XX Corps in Thuringer Forest
and Erfurt areas.
Twelfth Air Force During 7
April 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers
hit command posts and dumps. Medium bombers, despite bad weather
bomb railroad bridges at Salorno, San Michele all' Adige,
Vo Sinistro, and Bondeno, railroad fill and canal at Salorno,
and gun positions at La Spezia. XXII Tactical Air Command
fighter-bombers concentrate escorts on Brenner area command
cutting lines in 31 places and damaging 4 bridges, oil fields
in Central Po Valley, and points further North.
Fifteenth Air Force. Over 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers, with fighters escorts, attack command in North
Italy, concentrating on transportation system feeding into
Brenner Pass. Bridges, viaducts, and marshalling yards are
hit at or near Bressanone, Campodazzo, Vipiteno, Fortezza,
Campo di Trens, Mezzocorona, Avisio, Brescia, Gorizia, Pordenone,
and Ponte Gardena. Power dam at Ponte Gardena is also hit.
168 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Rattenberg and Garmisch railroad
bridges and strafe rail traffic in Munich, Salzburg, Linz
Tenth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38
Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters operating
in Central Burma battle areas attack troops, supplies, gun
positions, and trucks at several points along and behind enemy
lines, and sweep roads South of bomb line. Transports maintain
operations throughout the day.
Fourteenth Air Force. 31 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers knock out bridge South of Shaoyang,
destroy section of track at Sincheng, and hit numerous road
and rail targets in Yellow River areas and points to the South,
from Shanhsien to Loning, at Hungtung, and South of Hei-Shih
Kuan. 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack shipping targets
in South China Sea and in Bakli and Yulin Bays and bomb Kowloon
Far East Air Force (FEAF). For second consecutive day bad
weather prevents attacks on primary targets North of the Philippine
Islands. Medium bombers and heavy bombers hit secondary targets
including Chomosui airfield and Tainan town and railroad yards,
towns of Takao, Toko, and Kaiko, and other scattered objectives.
A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers over Luzon support
ground forces particularly in areas East of Manila. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers join A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers
in support of ground forces on Cebu and Negros. Other heavy
bombers bomb North Davao Bay area and Jolo Island.
Twentieth Air Force. 48 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's strike 2 airfields at Kanoya
and 1 at Kokubu.
Seventh Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Bunawan area.
April 1945, 6 night fighters from Iwo Jima, operating singly
at 2 further intervals, bomb Chichi Jima, Haha Jima, Ani Jima,
and Ototo Jima.
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