Eighth Air Force. More than 1,400 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Frankfurt
Main, Hanau, and Giessen, and road and rail bridges at Mannheim
and Maximiliansau, along with several targets. 15 fighters
groups fly escort and 1 group later strafes targets in Kassel,
Ninth Air Force. More than United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
200 bombers dispatched to bomb defended villages and storage
areas in Germany are recalled because of weather. 1 bomber
manages to bomb stores depot at Reichenbach. Fighters escort
The British Royal Air Force (RAF), dive-bomb targets in German
cities, and support, United States 3d Armoured Division in
Echtz Geich area, 104th Infantry Division at Merken, 9th Infantry
Division at Merode and Derichsweiler, and 83d Infantry Division
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit Motta di Livenza bridge. Fighters and fighter-bombers
hit occupied areas, houses, guns, and defensive positions
South of Bologna and attack railroad targets in Central Po
Valley. During 10
December 1944, light bombers attack vehicles, lights, railway
lines, roads, river ferries, and pontoon bridges in Po Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. 435 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers, with fighters escorts, attack Moosbierbaum
oil refinery, and in Vienna, Matzleinsdorf railroad station,
South ordnance depot, and Southeast goods depot. Alternate
targets include Kapfenberg tank works, town of Tulln, Parndorf
airfield, Graz marshalling yard, and various targets.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit stores area at Hpaklon. 16 P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Bhamo area.
21 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out and damage bridges
at Mongmit, Man Aitau, Ho-hko, and Pa-mao. 7 fighter-bombers
severely damage Hsipaw ferry. Supply and personnel concentrations
and town areas are hit at Lawa, Myitson, Pemnegon, Nam Pan,
Hsenwi, and Nawngpeng. 270 transport sorties are flown to
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
supported by 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, pound Hai Duong
area. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kutkai. 16 fighter-bombers
attack Tien Ho airfield, Kengtung barracks, Lashio, and Wan
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In major air activity United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Mandurriao
airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters support, hit Padada airfield and Fifth Air Force
fighters join Marine aircraft in attacks on 13 ship convoy
off North West Leyte. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc
light bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Goeroea. Other Far
East Air Force (FEAF) planes make small raids on oil and shipping
targets around North Borneo.
Seventh Air Force. Colonel Lawrence J Carr becomes Commanding
Officer of VII Bomber Command. 28 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
from Guam pound airfield and ammunition storage area on Iwo
Jima. Night harassment of Iwo Jima continues as individual
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam and Saipan fly 3 snooper
strikes against the island during 11-12
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers fly negative enemy shipping search.
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