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11th November 1944

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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 escort.

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 10-11 November 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 pens.

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.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Cliffe at Hooe.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shooters Hill, Greenwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Birchington, Kent.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Brook Place, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks.

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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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