Eighth Air Force. 130 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Wesseling synthetic
oil plant and Koblenz marshalling yard. 3 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters groups give support.
Ninth Air Force. 99 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers and light bombers sent to bomb Camp-de-Bitche military
camp are recalled when Pathfinder equipment malfunctions and
weather prevents visual bombing. Fighters escort bombers,
fly armed reconnaissance, cut rail lines in Aachen, Rhine
area, and support United States VII and XIX Corps in Aachen
area, and United States XII, XV, and XX Corps in Metz, Saarlautern
Twelfth Air Force. Despite bad weather medium bombers attack
bridges and supply dumps in Po Valley. Fighter-bombers and
fighters closely support ground forces in Apennine Mountains
between Florence and Bologna where fierce fighting rages on
Monte delle Formiche, Livergnano escarpment, Monte delle Tombe,
Gesso ridge, and Monte Battaglia. Also hit are command behind
battle area and as far West and North as Genoa, Turin, and
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 180 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, with fighters escort, bomb Vienna South ordnance
depot, Graz motor works, South and South West areas of Vienna,
towns of Hirtenberg and Enzesfeld, marshalling yard at Zeltweg,
Dravograd railroad bridge on Yugoslav, Hungarian boundary,
railroad and highway bridges at Cesara, and Trieste harbour.
Over 250 heavy bombers fail to complete missions because of
bad weather. 18 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe targets
in Bratislava and Budapest areas, including supply dumps,
and trains and destroy 17 aeroplanes at Esztergom landing
ground. 37 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe Prostejov
airfield and targets in surrounding area, destroying nearly
30 aircraft and trucks, locomotives, and railroad cars.
Tenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit guns and enemy positions near Pinhe
while 9 attack town of Manwein and hit targets in the area.
8 others hit towns of Nayakaung and Nansiaung. 8 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack bridges at Man Pwe, Tahpalai, and Namyao
damaging only Man Pwe bridge. 23 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
hit troops and stores near Tawbon and at Hkawan, knock out
Kawnghka bridge and damage Wanling bridge. Transport flights
continue to points throughout China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out bridge South of Mangshih.
3 P-40 fighters attack sampans from Tanchuk to Tengyun while
8 hit general targets North of Mangshih.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Koeandang and Langoan area.
P-38 Lightning fighters pound Miti airfield. A-20 Havoc light
bombers and fighter-bombers attack Liang, Kairatoe, Laha,
Haroekoe, and Namlea airfield. Langgoer airfield is bombed
by P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit
Babo airfield while A-20 Havoc light bombers attack Sarmi
troop concentrations. At night B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Sasa Matina and Buayoan airfield.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
hit buildings on Pagan with rockets and bombs. A Kwajalein
based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Wake during the night.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers over Shimushiru and Paramushiru
blow up 3 buildings and damage 2 others at Cape Namikawa.
launched against England, hit Rawreth, near Southend.
launched against England, hit near Ockendon.
launched against England, hit Southend.
launched against England, hit Haddiscoe, near Beccles.
launched against England, hit Rockland St Mary, Norwich.
launched against England, hit Playford, near Ipswich.
Sunk 11 October 1944
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