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14th December 1944

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. Bad weather grounds bombers. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance, hit rail targets and bridges, and support United States 2d and 99th Infantry Divisions in Monschau Forest, 8th Infantry Division in Bergstein area, 78th Infantry Division in Simmerath, Kesternich area, and XII and XX Corps around Habkirchen and Saarlautern.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers score effective hits on railroad bridges at Parma and Chivasso. Fighters and fighter-bombers attack rail lines North of the immediate battle area and in Po Valley and hit guns and occupied areas on United States Fifth Army front South of Bologna.

Fifteenth Air Force Bad weather cancels all operations except 1 P-38 Lightning fighters reconnaissance mission.

Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers again bomb supply and personnel area at Mongmit. Bodegon railroad bridge is severely damaged by 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. 48 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit troop concentrations, supplies, and areas of active enemy movement at Panghkam, Hohai, Dobin, Kyaukpyintha, Ho-naw, Kunlong, and Nawngkyaung. 4 others support ground forces near Tonkwa. Large-scale transport operations to forward areas continue. Japanese garrison at Bhamo prepares to withdraw.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Loi Mwe while 10 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit Kentung.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields on Negros. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Zettle Field in Sulu Archipelago and Namlea. Other planes carry out sweeps, armed reconnaissance, and light raids against various targets in Central Philippine Islands, Luzon, Mindanao and Palawan Island, Halmahera, North Borneo, and Sulu Archipelago.

Twentieth Air Force. 33 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, flying out of Calcutta area, bomb railroad bridge at Bangkok. 14 others hit targets and alternate targets.

Seventh Air Force. 24 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Iwo Jima. During 14-15 December 1944, 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam and Saipan fly individual snooper strikes against Iwo Jima.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Mouth of River Roach.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bowes Park.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Nuthampstead, Herts.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Southwark.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Foulness Point.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Great Stanbridge.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Highwood, near Chelmsford.

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Commissioned 14 December 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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