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15th November 1944

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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 Island.

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 over Paramushiru.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Stratford, Leytonstone Road.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Southgate.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Romford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hertford and Harlow.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Lewisham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit High Ongar.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Finchley.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Islington.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Collier Row.

R407 R-boat
Launched 15 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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