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10th October 1944

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Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels daytime bomber and fighters operations. IX Air Defence Command during 10-11 October 1944, flies patrol over Belgium and West Germany.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers are again grounded due to weather. Fighter-bombers, though also hampered by weather, manage to closely support ground forces, particularly at Monte delle Formiche where United States 85th Infantry Division elements are stopped short of the crest, and attack command North of battle area in the North Apennines.

Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 170 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack 4 marshalling yards at Treviso and Mestre and bridges at Susegana and San Dona di Piave plus rail lines in surrounding areas. About 90 fighters provide support in Udine Treviso area. 350 other heavy bombers are forced to abort because of weather.

Tenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces near Pinhe, bomb towns of Tawbon and Man Naung, and hit targets in and near Momauk. Transport operations to various points in China-Burma-India (CBI) continue at the rate of 250 sorties.

Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb and considerably damage Kunlong ferry. 38 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance attack bridge and other targets near Mangshih, hit troop areas around Tanchuk and Wuchou, river traffic near Dosing, and locomotives and barges along North Indochina coast.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike oil refineries and an airfield in Balikpapan area. The heavy bombers and escorting P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters claim over 30 Japanese fighters downed. P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Djailolo, Kaoe, and Hate Tabako airfield and Wasile town area. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Liang airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Sarmi area. A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Urarom airfield.

Seventh Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb airfields at Iwo Jima and shipping off the East shore. 24 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound buildings and storage caves on Pagan. Later a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs the radio station North of Pagan airfield. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Makin bomb runways and adjacent antiaircraft positions on Nauru.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers abort a strike at Kashiwabara due to weather.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Clacton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Navestock, near Brentwood.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Harwick Harbour.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bramerton, near Norwich.

R402 R-boat
Launched 10 October 1944

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