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12th February 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 85 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb V-weapon installation at Saint-Pol, Siraourt.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack gun positions at Campoleone and surrounding area. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Cecina. A-36 Apache dive bomber hit aeroplanes and trucks on landing ground and in area near Fabrica di Roma, attack troops in the area, bomb gun positions South West of Rocasecca, and hit towns of Fondi and Januvio. P-40 fighters attack Cisterna di Roma, Sezze station and road junction, Cori, and gun positions North West of Atina.

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike troop concentrations and highways in Cecina area and near Lake Nemi. Bad weather causes all other missions to abort.

Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters hit town of Ransa and motor convoys South of Sumrabum. 40 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and A-36 Apache dive bomber attack bivouacs at Walawbum, bivouac and motor pool at Padaw, storage area at road junction near Chishidu, and town of Chishidu. 30 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit camps between Tsumhpawng Ga and Walawbum, storage area and motor pool South of Kamaing, motor convoy on Myitkyina, Sumprabum road, town of Namting, and bridges at Meza and Kanni.

Fourteenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters pound warehouse area at Wanling. 6 others bomb barracks at Vinh and strafe Dong Cuong airfield, railroad yards at Cam Duong, and sampans at Phu Tho. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on sea sweep in Gulf of Tonkin claim 2 trawlers sunk and hit shore targets South West of Haiphong. A single B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damages bridge at Ha Trung. 24 P-38 Lightning fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-40 fighters intercept 25 fighters near Suichwan, claiming 7 shot down. 2 United States fighters are lost.

Fifth Air Force. General Connell resumes command of V Air Force Services Command. About 50 A-20 Havoc light bombers blast occupied areas Southeast of Wewak.

Thirteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with Navy fighters in support, bomb Tobera airfield. 21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted by P-39 fighters and Navy fighters, pound Vunakanau airfield. P-40 fighters join Navy fighters in covering Navy dive-bomber strike on Lakunai.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa and Abemama hit Wotje and Maloelap. A-24 Banshee dive bomber and P-39 fighters from Makin bomb and strafe Mille.

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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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