Eighth Air Force. 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Oberlahnstein, Koblenz, and Rheine marshalling
yards, Scholven, Buer oil plant, and Bottrop synthetic oil
plant, along with other targets. 11 fighters groups provide
Ninth Air Force. 190 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers hit strong points at Putzlohn
and rail bridges at Sinzig, Euskirchen, Ahrweiler, and Mayen.
IX Tactical Air Command hits railroads and other targets,
escorts 9th Bomber Division, and supports United States 28th
Infantry Division in Schmidt area. XXIX Tactical Air Command
hits targets in West Germany. XIX Tactical Air Command flies
armed reconnaissance and supports United States XII and XX
Corps in Thionville Metz area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers strike at railroad bridges in North Central and Northeast
Italy, damaging bridge at Piazzola sul Brenta and knocking
out 2 spans of bridge at Latisana. Fighter-bombers continue
support of ground forces South of Bologna, attack vehicles,
trains, and command in Genoa, Alessandria area, bomb Villafranca
di Verona airfield and set most of the area aflame. During
1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Ghedi airfield and targets
in Po Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. 220 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack marshalling yards in Rosenheim, Salzburg,
Villach, Linz, and Lienz, railroad at Zell am See, highway
bridge at Sillian, Wurzen Pass, railroad bridges at Pinzano
al Tagliamento, Latisana, and Casarsa della Delizia, and Aviano
airfield. Fighters escort all missions except the bridge attacks.
Bad weather grounds 100 other heavy bombers, and another 320
are recalled before reaching target areas.
Tenth Air Force. Nearly 90 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit troop concentrations at Chaungdauk,
Nawngtao, Mankang, and in Indaw vicinity; damage and knock
out bridges at Meza and South of Kawlin, score near misses
on bridges Hsenwi Namhkai area blast radio installation near
Manoi, bomb Kawlin airfield, hit rail traffic between Shwebo
and Padu, and attack targets along the Irrawaddy from Tigyaing
to Twinnge. Transports fly 237 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Phuc Yen, Wan Lai-Kam, and
damage bridge on Mekong River. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Kweilin airfield while 4 hit Wanling. 5 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 6 P-40 fighters attack Chingmen airfield.
70 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning
fighters over South China and North Indochina on armed reconnaissance
hit targets at several locations, concentrating on Lampang,
Changsha, Lingling, and Hengyang areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Dumaguete airfield while
fighter-bombers hit shipping in Palompon area and targets
at Valencia. Over Halmahera fighter-bombers and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit shipping and Namlea airfield. P-38 Lightning
fighters hit Kendari airfield and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Ninring River area.
Twentieth Air Force. The last of the 6 preliminary training
missions of XXI Bomber Command is directed at Truk atoll.
8 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb Dublon Island submarine
Seventh Air Force. Escorted by newly arrived United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters some of which
also escort B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber raid on Truk.
29 Guam based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Iwo Jima
airfields. 16 Saipan based P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Pagan
beach defences and storage caves.
Eighth Air Force. Operational tour of duty for fighters pilots
is set at 270 hours.
launched against England, hit Cliffe at Hooe.
launched against England, hit Shooters Hill, Greenwich.
launched against England, hit near Birchington, Kent.
launched against England, hit Brook Place, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks.
Commissioned 11 November 1944
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