STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 15th Air Force):
In Italy, 719 B-24s and B-17s attack bridges over the Brenta and Adige Rivers (at Bonavigo, Zevio, Albaredo d'Adige, 2 at Legnano, Badia, 3 at Padua, and Cavarzere) and hit a supply dump at Peschiera del Garda
27 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing were over the target and 9 B-26's dropped 72 x 500 lb. demolition bombs in the first bomb run at 11:51 hours from 10.500 ft and 18 B-26's dropped 144 x 500 lb. demolition bombs at 12:01 hours from 11.600 to 10.800 ft. on the second bomb run.
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 430+ B-17s and B-24s, with fighter escort, attack communications targets in Hungary and N Italy to impede the withdrawal from the lower Balkans and to disrupt railroad communications in N Italy; targets hit are 2 railroad bridges at Budapest and 1 each at Szolnok and Szob, Hungary and a railroad bridge at Ferrara, Ital...
On this mission Lt. Colonel Hawes took his turn at missing a railroad bridge. The primary target was a railroad bridge at Borgo Val di Tare on the East side of the Apennines. This target was obscured by built-up cumulus clouds. After making three unsuccessful attempts to locate the target, the Group flew across to the west side of the Apennines to attack the First Al...
34 B-26's dropped 119 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs and 12 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses on the alternate target at 12:21 hours.
The primary target, Avisio Railroad Viaduct, was obscured by a effective smoke screen.