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10th December 1944

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Events On This Day

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 Islands.

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 December 1944.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Erith.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Lewisham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near North Foreland.

R410 R-boat
Launched 10 December 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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