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11th December 1944

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Events On This Day

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, Minden area.

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 at Strass.

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 10-11 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 forward areas.

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 Lai-Kam.

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 December 1944.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers fly negative enemy shipping search.

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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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