Eighth Air Force. More than 450 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers strike marshalling yards at Bingen and
Koblenz Lutzel and several targets supported by 10 fighters
groups. 2 other groups sweep East of target area.
Ninth Air Force. Approximately 130 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb defended positions
at Birkesdorf, and Huchem Stammeln. Fighters escort 9th Bomber
Division, strafe and dive-bomb numerous targets in West Germany,
and support United States 8th, 9th, 83d, and 104th Infantry
Divisions and 3d and 5th Armoured Divisions in areas around
Bergstein, Duren, and along West bank of the Roer.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers bomb bridges, fills, and tunnel in Brenner Pass area,
hit Fidenza bridge and barracks at Bologna, and support British
Eighth Army in Faenza area, bombing defensive positions. XXII
Tactical Air Command targets are again predominantly command
North of United States Fifth Army battle zone.
Fifteenth Air Force. 550 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers dispatched to bomb oil targets in Germany are recalled
because of overcast weather. 6 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers manage to bomb Klagenfurt marshalling yard as a target.
Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters fly close support strikes in Bhamo area.
8 others blast approaches to Hay-ti road bridge. 50 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit warehouses and other storage areas, troop concentrations,
and positions at Daungbin, Myebalin, Kyaunghkam, Pongon, Thinbaung,
Kawnghkang, Pangteng, and Hsipaw. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers hit storage areas at Meza, Namun, and Kungmong. Transports
fly 178 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb city of Hankow. 3 others
bomb Samah Bay docks. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
Kutkai and hit targets in Liuchow area. 118 P-40 fighters,
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters
on armed reconnaissance over wide areas of China attack numerous
targets, concentrating on rail, river, and road traffic, especially
in the Hochih, Changsha, and Yuncheng areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In principal strikes of the day
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers hit Pamoesian tank farm and nearby alternates of Lingkas
tank farm, Labuan docks, and Lutong refinery, while B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound Sidate airfield. In smaller raids P-38
Lightning fighters hit port Misamis. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb airfields on Boeroe and Amboina, and fighter-bombers
pound storage facilities and targets in Central Philippine
Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan and 1 from Guam fly
harassment strikes against Iwo Jima during 10-11
launched against England, hit Erith.
launched against England, hit Lewisham.
launched against England, hit near North Foreland.
Launched 10 December 1944
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