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"It is believed," General Timberlake reported at the close of the day on 1 September, "that General Walker's request of this morning has been fulfilled."  Along the 40 miles of front held by the 2nd and 25th Divisions Fifth Air Force fighter-bombers had provided 167 close-support sorties during the day.#121 [The Navy provide 80+ only there was no direction from the air force's JOC]