Ninth Air Force. XII Tactical Air Command, along with 71st
Fighter Wing, 60th, 368th, and 371st Fighter Groups, 86th
Air Depot Group, and 83d and 312th Service Groups, is assigned
to the First Tactical Air Force (Provisional). When hostilities
cease the First Tactical Air Force will be disbanded and all
of its units will revert to Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents
bomber operations and limits fighters. XIX Tactical Air Command
flies armed reconnaissance in Merzig, Trier, Saarbrucken area
and supports XX Corps in same area.
Twelfth Air Force. Twelfth Air Force loses Headquarters &
Headquarters Squadron, 63d Fighter Wing, Headquarters and
Headquarters Squadron, 42d Bomber Wing, 17th and 320th Bomber
Groups, and 310th Service Group to European Theatre of Operations,
United States Army (ETOUSA). Bad weather cancels all operations
except for reconnaissance by 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and
attack by 2 on railroad bridge and rolling stock in Po Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers attack benzol plant at Linz, marshalling yard at Innsbruck,
and troop concentration at Novi Pazar (all primary targets),
and make single bomber attacks on Wolfsburg, Salzburg, Hieflau,
Kapfenberg steel works, Schwaz, Ybbs, and airfields near Linz,
Passau, and Traunstein. Fighters escort the Novi Pazar raid.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack airfields at Kawlin. 42 P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit supplies, troop and vehicle concentrations,
and targets at Mansak, Gyogon, Banmauk, Namtao, and Wuntho.
20 support ground forces in Pinwe area while 16 attack bypass
bridges at Kawnghka and Namhkai, knocking out the latter.
8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb Kyaikthin rail sidings and
junction, 8 strafe Anisakan airfield, and 12 hit targets during
North Burma road sweeps. 280 transport sorties are flown.
Fourteenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-40 fighters over South West China, West Burma, and North
Indochina hit railroad targets, villages, town areas, and
general targets at or near Wanling, Mangshih, Tingka, Quang
Yen, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, and Man Pwe.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers support allied
amphibious landings in Mapia Islands. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters support, bomb La Carlota
airfield while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Lahug. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers attack targets
on Cebu and shipping off West coast of Leyte. On Mindanao
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit 3 airfields while P-38 Lightning
fighters hit shipping and other targets. In Northeast Celebes
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tanamon while other B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and
fighter-bombers hit scattered targets in Celebes and Halmahera
Seventh Air Force. Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on shipping strike to
the Bonins, attack vessels at Haha Jima and near Chichi Jima.
1 Saipan based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, during 15-16
November 1944, snooper mission, bombs Iwo Jima after failing
to find shipping targets in the Bonins.
Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers weather abort armed photo reconnaissance
launched against England, hit Stratford, Leytonstone Road.
launched against England, hit Southgate.
launched against England, hit Romford.
launched against England, hit Hertford and Harlow.
launched against England, hit near Southend.
launched against England, hit Lewisham.
launched against England, hit High Ongar.
launched against England, hit Finchley.
launched against England, hit Islington.
launched against England, hit Collier Row.
Launched 15 November 1944
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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