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13th November 1944

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Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents all operations except for night patrol and
weather reconnaissance by IX Tactical Air Command.

Twelfth Air Force. During 12-13 November 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb ammunition dumps, pontoon bridge, and targets in Po Valley. Thick overcast covering North Italy the following morning vastly curtails medium bombers which attack only a railway bridge at Padua. Fighter-bombers continue to hit command North of battle area and also oil pipeline across the Po River at Ostiglia.

Fifteenth Air Force.

During 12-13 November 1944, 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers hit Blechhammer oil refinery. 5 others hit alternate targets and targets at scattered locations including Gleiwitz, Karvina, Ruzomberok, and Vac. Day operations are limited to reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers pound numerous targets in North Burma. Close support strikes are made on Pinwe area, bridges at Namhkai, Meza, and Thegyaung, on troop concentrations and on supplies at Loi-Lum and Namhpakka. Ferry crossing at Shweli is hit by 12 hour delay bombs, Nawnghkio landing ground is strafed, and numerous targets along the Irrawaddy and rail lines in North Burma are hit. Transports fly over 300 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Man Pwe while 4 others blast 3 warehouses at Wanling. 60 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance over South China and as far West and South West as Burma and Thailand hit numerous targets including shipping, troops, and railroad targets.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Fabrica airfield while fighter-bombers hit shipping and other targets. A few fighter-bombers hit Legaspi airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters cover, hit San Roque airfield and town of Zamboanga. Over Halmahera Island and in Ceram area fighter-bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb airfields and various targets. Pegun Island is blasted by 2 waves of 70 A-20 Havoc light bombers.

Seventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam, escorting Navy photo aircraft over Iwo Jima and the Bonins, attack shipping at Futamiko. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan, carrying out unsuccessful shipping search, bombs Iwo Jima. 7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur hit oil storage on Malakal Island and attack bridge between Malakal and Koror.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ockendon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit West Ham.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Erith.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Gravesend.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Langdon Hills, Brentwood.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Southborough.

R32 R-boat
Sunk 13 November 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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