Ninth Air Force. Ninth Air Force advance Headquarters follows
Headquarters 12th Adjutant General to Luxembourg. All operations
cancelled due to weather.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers operations are cancelled by bad weather. Light bombers
and fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, bridges, gun
positions, road, rail lines, and vehicles in battle area,
particularly in Monte Belmonte vicinity.
Fifteenth Air Force. Almost 600 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers, with fighters escort, hit tank factory,
tank assembly plant, and aero engine works at Steyr
benzol plant and ordnance depot at Linz, plus alternate targets
and targets in Austria, including Graz, Neudorf aircraft engine
factory, Trieben, Linz, Graz, Villach, Salzburg, Klagenfurt,
Spittal an der Drau and Zeltweg marshalling yards, town of
Sankt Veit an der Glan, Brux synthetic oil refinery, and armament
works in Plzen. Over 20 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38
Lightning fighters fly photo and weather reconnaissance missions
and sea patrol. 29 P-38 Lightning fighters escort Mediterranean
Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) C-47 Skytrain transport
aircraft transporting airborne troops to Greece and back to
Tenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters attack 2 railroad bridges in Naba Mawlu
area, damaging approaches to both targets. 5 other P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters hit Japanese forces in North West part of Madangyang.
12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, supported by escort of 8
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, pound airfield at Shwebo. Transports
fly over 300 sorties in China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
26 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and 21 P-40 fighters blast
shipping and Kowloon Dock area. 15 cargo vessels are damaged
or sunk. 3 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit Wuchou area.
36 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning
fighters hit village and town areas, bridges, and troop concentrations
in Kweiping, Tanchuk, Hsinganhsien, Tingka, and Chefang areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters hit harbour, shipping, airfield and
trucks at Cagayan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast Makassar
area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
and fighter-bombers again pound the Boeroe Ceram airfields
and towns of Boela and Amboina and hit shipping in Binnen
Bay. Fighter-bombers hit Timoeka and Mongosah and Sagan airfields.
Langgoer airfield is pounded by A-20 Havoc light bombers.
Twentieth Air Force. Over 40 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, out of Chengtu,
bomb Okayama aircraft plant and Heito airfield. 20 other B-29
Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb alternate or chance targets
at Takao, Swatow, Toshien, and Sintien harbours, Hengyang,
and several airfields, including Taichu.
Seventh Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
from Saipan hit Pagan. From the Marshalls 14 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers hit Truk.
Eleventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly cover sorties for naval Task
Sunk 16 October 1944
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