Eighth Air Force. More than 200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers dispatched against
targets in Germany are recalled when weather grounds fighters
Ninth Air Force. 250 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and
B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit supply dump at Schleiden,
plus defended positions in several villages and marshalling
yard at Euskirchen. Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division, fly
night bombing missions, attack targets in Cologne area, and
support XX Corps in Dillingen, Saarlautern bridgehead area,
and XII Corps in Habkirchen, Bliesbruck area along Blies River.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again hampers operations. The only
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bombing mission of the day aborts. Fighters and fighter-bombers
attack mainly occupied areas and buildings in battle area
South of Bologna, command throughout Central Po Valley, and
coastal defend antiaircraft guns South of La Spezia.
Fifteenth Air Force. Weather restricts operations to reconnaissance
and escort missions.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb storage and personnel area at
Mongmit. 7 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters damage approach to Hay-ti
road bridge while 4 support United States infantry forces
near Tonkwa. Supply areas, personnel, Japanese held buildings,
vehicles, and general targets are hit by 60 fighter-bombers
at several places including Hosi, Longkin, Kyauktaing, Tigyaing,
Kantha, Man-pwe, and Konnyaung. 260 transport sorties carry
men and supplies to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers severely damage warehouse area
at Hsenwi. 2 bomb town of Wuming. 24 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-38 Lightning fighters hit town of Bac Ninh and rail
yards at Phu Lang Thuong, and damage bridge at Chiengmai.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Carolina and Talisay airfields.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb San Roque, Haroekoe, Amahai,
Old Namlea, and Liang airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on
small raids hit shore positions at Galela Bay, while covering
attempted rescue of downed pilot by torpedo boat, and bomb
Goeroea supply area. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on reconnaissance hit targets
in Sulu Archipelago.
Twentieth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's from the Marianas bomb and
considerably damage Mitsubishi aircraft engine plant at Nagoya
as bombing accuracy is improved.
Seventh Air Force. With most of its personnel aboard the Sea
Flasher and its equipment aboard the Cape Catoche, Seventh
Air Force Headquarters arrives at Tanapag. Remainder of Headquarters
arrives by air, 14
December 1944. 15 Guam based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Iwo Jima. 3 from Saipan, on armed reconnaissance mission,
bomb Marcus Island. During 13-14
December 1944, 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers make individual
harassment raids against Iwo Jima from Saipan and Guam.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers weather abort a shipping search.
launched against England, hit near Clacton.
launched against England, hit Little Warley.
launched against England, hit Woolwich.
launched against England, hit near Foulness Point.
launched against England, hit Pitsea Marshes.
Launched 13 December 1944
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