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11th August 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Approximately 850 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack 13 marshalling yards, fuel dumps, airfields, and targets, in Northeast France and Paris area, and 23 arsenal areas, barracks, concrete emplacements and heavy artillery posts in and around Brest, escorted by 8 fighters groups and a sq. 5 groups later strafe ground targets.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers and medium bombers from 97th, 98th, and 99th Combat Bomber Wings attack bridges at Montrichard, Oissel, Fismes, and Creil, Saint-Maximin, gun defences at Ile de Cezembre and Saint-Malo, and ammunition dump at Foret de Roumare. Fighters cover assault area, escort IX Bomber Command, and fly armed reconnaissance in battle area and extensively over North France.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, B-26 Marauder medium bombers, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strike gun positions along French and Italian coasts West of Genoa as DRAGOON assault force begins movement from Naples area toward targets in South France.

Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb encampment area and underground shelters at Kadu. 4 others abort because of bad weather. 6 P-40 fighters attack Japanese occupied temple at Shwekyina and Japanese Headquarters at Bhamo.

Fourteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Changsha, 16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Hengyang over 40 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters bomb bridges, villages, warehouses, trucks, troops, and other targets in Hengyang area. 26 P-40 fighters attack targets at or near Chuting, Puchou, and Yungfengshih.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers hit shipping off Urarom and in Wandammen Bay and barges and a radar station along coast of Geelvink Bay. A-20 Havoc light bombers pound Japanese Headquarters and bivouac areas South of Sawar, A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb forces at Haur village while P-39 fighters hit Kairiru Island barge terminal, coastal guns at several points, and troops, supplies, and buildings from But to Rocky Point.

Seventh Air Force. Makin based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Ponape.

M27 Minesweeper
Sunk 11 August 1944

M84 Minesweeper
Sunk 11 August 1944

R70 R-boat
Sunk 11 August 1944

Kramer X-4
testing began from Karlshagen, using a Fw 190, testing continued until February 1945 using several different types of carrier aircraft Ju 88, Ju 188, Me 262.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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