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11th July 1944

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President Roosevelt announces that United States of America will recognise French Committee of National Liberation as de facto administrative authority in France.

Eighth Air Force. 969 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Munich while 38 others bomb Augsburg and marshalling yards at Eppingen. Fighters fly 762 sorties in support. Overcast hinders strafing attacks but fighters manage to destroy a parked aeroplane and a locomotive, and hit Worms marshalling yard. 20 heavy bombers and 4 fighters fail to return to base.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers strike fuel dumps at Foret d'Andaine, Chateau-de-Tertu, Flers, and Foret d' Ecouves; NOBALL sites at Chateau d'Helicourt and Chateau d'Ansenne; and a rail bridge at Bourth. Fighters escort IX Bomber Command, patrol battle area, and attack trains, gun positions, ammunition dumps, and other targets in areas around Lessay, Periers, Saint-Lo, Lonrai, Tours and Folligny.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again hampers operations. Medium bombers attack marshalling yard at Alessandria, hit approach to railroad bridge at Chiavari, and score near misses on other bridges. Fighter-bombers hit airfields at Rimini and attack fuel dumps, rail lines, gun positions, bridges, and targets North of battle line as United States Fifth Army engages in hard fighting in Pastina and Laiatico area.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather curtails heavy bomber effort. The only target attacked is Toulon harbour, where 87 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit jetties, oil stores, nearby telegraph cable factory, barracks, repair shops, adjoining marshalling yard, and submarines in dry dock

Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers pound barracks at Myitkyina, bridges at Nam kwin and Mohnyin, airfield at Lashio, and targets at several other locations, including Nanyinbya, Indaw, Katha, Bhamo, and Anisakan Shwebo area. 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridges at Hsenwi.

Fourteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb storage base at Sinshih. 24 P-40 fighters hit river traffic at Hengyang and East of Siangsiang. 22 other P-40 fighters attack town of Hengyang, hitting Japanese occupied buildings and a bridge. 33 more P-40 fighters attack villages, road traffic, and targets at Leiyang and from Chuchou to Hengyang to Yungfengshih. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Liling and Yuhsien. 14 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb town of Pakmoi Hu and hit gun positions at Lupao. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound railroad yards at Sinyang. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 14 fighter-bombers bomb Mangshih on Burma Road and support Chinese ground forces between Tengchung and Lungling.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield at Babo while A-20 Havoc light bombers hit supply dumps at Kokas. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb airfields at Manokwari, Waren, and Moemi during the night. A-20 Havoc light bombers, medium bombers, and fighter-bombers support ground forces in Sarmi Sawar area and bomb airfields, shipping, and various occupied areas and installations on Halmahera, in Schouten Islands, on Boeroe, and the Palau group, and at Woleai.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound forces on Tinian and Pagan.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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