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11th October 1944

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Events On This Day

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 area.

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 Savona.

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.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Rawreth, near Southend.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Ockendon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Southend.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Haddiscoe, near Beccles.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Rockland St Mary, Norwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Playford, near Ipswich.

M303 Minesweeper
Sunk 11 October 1944

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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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