Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,100 heavy bombers bomb 7 marshalling yards at
Saarbrucken, Kaiserslautern, and Cologne, city of Euskirchen, and targets in the
Cologne area. 15 fighters groups give escort.
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather
grounds 9th Bomber Division. Fighters escort leaflet mission, fly sweeps and rail
cutting operations, armed reconnaissance over East France and West Germany, and
support United States Third Army.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather cancels
all medium bombers operations. Over 100 fighters and fighter-bombers pound troop
concentrations, gun positions, supplies, bridges, roads, and rail lines South
of Bologna where hard fighting is taking place in Monterumici, Livergnano, and
Gesso ridge areas.
Fifteenth Air Force. 317 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hampered
by bad weather, bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer and Odertal, and several targets
including marshalling yards at Bratislava, Nove Zamky, Komarom, Komarom and Nove
Zamky railroad bridges, Borzavar industrial area, and Ugod military garrison.
Escorting fighters strafe airfields, rail and road traffic and other targets in
target areas. 52 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb slip railroad bridge and marshalling
yard at Maribor. 54 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on strafing mission in Balaton
Lake area attack airfields at Szekesfehervar and Seregelyes. 55 P-38 Lightning
fighters escort Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) C-47 Skytrain
transport aircraft carrying airborne forces to Megara airfield.
Air Force. Transport aircraft fly more than 200 sorties, delivering men and supplies
to various points in China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 32
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters
on armed reconnaissance attack troops, town areas, and river traffic around Samshui,
Mangshih, Kweiping, Hsinganhsien, Konghow and Tajungchiang.
Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
again bomb oil refineries and associated industries in Balikpapan area. Others
bomb Pombelaa mine. A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and
fighter-bombers again hit Laha and Haroekoe airfields.
Force. 103 Chengtu based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress
heavy bomber's bomb aircraft plant at Okayama. 12 more hit last-resort targets
and targets. This is first Twentieth Air Force mission during which over 100 very
heavy bombers attack targets and the first of a series of missions against Formosa
in conjunction with United States invasion of Leyte.
Seventh Air Force.
3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance
from Saipan bomb Marcus. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on sweep over Pagan bomb and
strafe storage caves. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the Marshalls bombs
Wake during 14-15
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb and strafe buildings at Otomae Bay. Erwin
commits suicide on 14 October 1944, rather than face execution for
allegedly conspiring against Adolf
. V-2 rocket
launched against England, hit near Northaw. V-2
launched against England, hit near Fairlop airfield. Go
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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