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11th February 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 180 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack industrial targets at Frankfurt Main and V-weapon site at Saint-Pol, Siracourt. 130 heavy bombers bomb Ludwigshafen and other targets when failure of blind bombing equipment causes diversion from primary targets. First P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers join VIII Fighter Command.

Ninth Air Force. Most of 139 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched to attack NOBALL targets in North France are recalled because of bad weather. 35 manage to bomb marshalling yard at Amiens.

Fifteenth Air Force. All operations grounded by bad weather.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather cancels operations.

Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit supply area at Sawnghka. 12 A-36 Apache dive bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and a single B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb supply and bivouac area at Pyindaw. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit road junction near Mogaung and nearby supply area. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance strafe large river steamer and a launch in Mandalay Shwebo area.

Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters knock out 1 bridge and damage another at Sheklung. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, escorted by 20 United States and Chinese P-40 fighters, bomb storage area at Kai Tek airfield. The P-40 fighters claim 5 fighters shot down. Japanese aircraft bomb and strafe Namyung, putting the field out of use for several days.

Fifth Air Force. Approximately 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield at Kavieng, and 2 bomb Garove Island. 7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kendari airfield and Dili. P-40 fighters and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes pound forces still remaining in Saidor rea. Fighter sweeps and armed reconnaissance continue over wide areas of Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA).

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters join Navy bombers in covering Navy dive-bomber strike on Wunapope. 22 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, escorted by Navy fighters, pound Vunakanau airfield. robera airfield is bombed by 15 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers with P-38 Lightning fighters and Navy fighters escort.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-39 fighters dive-bomb and strafe hangar and airfield installations and gun positions on Mille.

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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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