Eighth Air Force. Nearly 1,200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers, along with Ninth Air Force and The
British Royal Air Force (RAF) aeroplanes, attack tactical
targets East of Aachen in support of United States First and
Ninth Armies offensive. 9 fighters groups fly escort and 2
groups later strafe transportation targets in Giessen, Marburg,
and Berleburg areas.
Ninth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th
Bomber Division bombers hit defended areas and strong points
at Echtz, Luchem, and Eschweiler. IX Tactical Air Command
fighter-bombers dive-bomb gun positions and other targets
in Stolberg and Hurtgen areas and XIX Tactical Air Command
supports United States XX Corps in Merzig, Trier, Saarbrucken
area. XXIX Tactical Air Command attacks targets in 12 West
German towns. United States First and Ninth Armies begin eastward
thrust (Operation QUEEN) into areas hit by IX and XXIX Tactical
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers fly over 250 sorties against rail lines in Brenner
Pass and other parts of Northeast Italy destroying the railroad
bridge at Sacile. Fighter-bombers in support of British Eighth
Army advance to North West of Forli hit guns, ammunition supplies,
and other military targets, attack pipeline crossings of the
Po at Ostiglia and Ferrara, and pontoon stores near Ficarola,
as well as hitting command targets North of battle area.
Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 550 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack Munich West marshalling yard
and troop concentrations at Visegrad as well as alternate
target of Innsbruck marshalling yard and scattered targets.
Over 250 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters
support the attack on Munich. 26 other P-38 Lightning fighters
strafe transport targets on roads between Sarajevo and Novi
Tenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit troop concentrations and supply areas
at Naungmo, Nawngmoloi, and Lashio. 11 support ground forces
in Pinwe area, 4 attack bridges at Meza and over Sindaw River.
4 bomb Meza railroad station, 16 sweep railroad from Sagaing
to Kanbalu, and 16 strafe Nawnghkio and Hsumhsai airfields.
Transports fly 270 sorties to forward bases and front line
Fourteenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Changsha. 8 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit Lohochai and bomb Wanling area. 16 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Nghia Trang, Duc Tho, Nha Trang,
and Do Len. 70 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
over Southeast and South West China on armed reconnaissance
attack road, river, and rail traffic, town areas, and other
targets at several scattered locations.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In Central Philippine Islands and
in Mindanao area United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and
fighter-bombers hit airfields, harbours, shipping, and targets.
In Kendari area and on Northeast peninsula of Celebes, and
on Halmahera, heavy bombers, medium bombers, and fighter-bombers
pound airfields, villages and shipping. Medium bombers also
support ground forces in Mapia Islands and bomb Namlea airfield.
Thirteenth Air Force. Colonel Willard R Wolfinbarger becomes
Commanding Officer of XIII Fighter Command.
Seventh Air Force. 12 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb shipping at
Chichi Jima while 2 others attack barges at Haha Jima. 12
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and 3 P-38 Lightning fighters hit
airfields and ragan In the first combat strike by P-38 Lightning
fighters in the Marianas. During a 16-17
November 1944, snooper mission in the Bonins a B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers attacks shipping.
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