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10th November 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Nearly 600 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack airfields, marshalling yard and chemical plant at or near Hanau, Wiesbaden, and Cologne; and 4 targets. 14 fighters groups give escort to heavy bombers and 2 fighter-bomber groups bomb and strafe transportation command targets in North Central Germany.

Ninth Air Force. 150 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers dispatched against ordnance arsenal and camp area are recalled due to weather. 7 others drop leaflets. XXIX Tactical Air Command attacks railroads while XIX Tactical Air Command escorts bombers and supports 80th and 5th Infantry Divisions in United States Third Army assault in Metz area.

Twelfth Air Force. Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, XII Tactical Air Command Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 64th Fighter Wing, 324th Fighter Group, 415th Night Fighter Squadron, 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, and several signal, fighters control, and service units are relieved from duty with Twelfth Air Force and assigned to European Theatre of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) and First Tactical Air Command Air Force (Provisional). medium bombers continue interdiction campaign against railways in Northeast Italy, principally the Brenner Pass, Brenta River and Po River bridges, rail ferry at Ostiglia, and several dumps. Fighter-bombers hit rail targets and guns at several points in Po Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. Continued bad weather limits operations to reconnaissance missions and reconnaissance escorts by P-38 Lightning fighters.

Tenth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters again attack a variety of targets including Japanese concentrations at Bhamo, Indaw, Hkapra, and Nawngtao, town of Naba Station bridges at Meza and in Kawlin area, and targets along the Irrawaddy and along the railroad corridor in North Burma and support ground forces South of Bhamo. Transports fly more than 250 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound storage buildings and town area of Wanling. 130 P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance over South China attack river, road and rail traffic, storage, airfield and villages at or near Tingka, Chefang, Kweilin, Yoyang, Nanyo, Changsha, Paoching, Kweihsien, Yungfu, Wuchou, Siangtan, Tanchuk, Mosun, Kweiping, Yuncheng, Chenghsien, Hankow, and Chikhom.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers again hit Ormoc Bay shipping while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers join Navy aircraft in shipping strikes throughout same area. At least 3 destroyers are claimed sunk. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in the area bomb town of Ormoc. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers over Ceram bomb Haroekoe airfield, Piroe, and targets on South coast.

Seventh Air Force. 27 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Iwo Jima. 6 from Angaur Island bomb Koror.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shoeburyness.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hornsey.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Belvedere.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Middlesex Street.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Fulbourn, near Cambridge.

M604 Minesweeper
Launched 10 November 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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