Eighth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters
groups strafe oil storage depots in Hanau and Ulm areas, airfields
at Leipheim and Lechfeld, and miscellaneous ground targets.
About 70 fighters are encountered. United States fighters
claim 26 air victories and 69 destroyed on the ground. 8 United
States fighters are lost.
Ninth Air Force. 340 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
bombers of 9th Bomber Division strike barracks areas, rail
bridges, rail facilities, strong points, and defended positions
at 13 locations in Germany. Fighters escort Bomber Division,
fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance over West Germany, and
support ground forces East of Aachen and in Sarreguemines
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers bomb bridges at Pizzighettone, Romano di Lombardia,
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Migazzone, Casarsa della Delizia,
Casale Monferrato, and at Zidani Most and also pound Brod
Ljubljana railway, the principal Wehrmacht escape route in
the Balkans. Fighter-bombers continue successful attacks on
rail lines, dumps, guns, and pipelines in the North Apennines
and the Po Valley, XXII Tactical Air Command claiming over
100 train cars, 8 locomotives, and nearly 75 vehicles destroyed.
Fifteenth Air Force. 680 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers bomb Vienna, Floridsdorf and Korneuburg oil
refineries, airfields at Aviano, Villafranca di Verona, Udine,
and Vicenza, and troop concentrations at Visegrad. 126 P-38
Lightning fighters escort Austria missions while 12 others
bomb the troop concentrations at Visegrad. 186 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers provide cover for raids on the Italian airfields
and sweep target areas. Over 50 other fighters fly reconnaissance
and reconnaissance escort.
Tenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bomber's
support ground forces South of Pinwe and in Bhamo area. 16
attack troops and supply area at Panglong and Ngapwegyi while
7 hit ferry area at Meza, 20 hit targets along Kanbalu Wuntho
railroad and at Maymyo and Wetwin. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers pound Man Pwe rail yards, destroying warehouses and
other buildings and causing much general damage. Transports
continue large-scale operations to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast stores at Hengshan and
hit populated areas from Ishan to Liuchow. 130 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters
pound targets scattered over vast areas of South China. Troops,
shipping, supplies, trucks, and railroad targets are hit particularly
hard North of Lingling, from Liuchow to Ishan, from Hengshan
to Hengyang, from Kweilin to Liuchou, from Siangtan to Paoching,
and at Chuanhsien, Hwaiyuanchen, Chingmen, Chuchiang, and
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In Mindanao Northeast Celebes areas
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light
bombers again hit airfields and targets. Fighter-bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
over several locations in Philippine Islands pound shipping,
supply and personnel areas, harbours, barges, airstrips, and
command targets. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning
fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters supporting, launch
major strike against oil installations at Tarakan. Other B-24
Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit
shipping off Tarakan and in Brunei Bay. In the Makassar Kendari
area B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Polewali shipyards.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields in Ceram Amboina
area while P-38 Lightning fighters strafe shipping. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers continue to support ground forces in Mapia
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan and Guam hit shipping
at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. P-38 Lightning fighters and
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan escort photo planes
over Iwo Jima.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Suribachi shore batteries,
including one on Takikawa Cape. A shipping sweep by 6 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers is cancelled due to weather.
launched against England, hit Stanford Rivers.
launched against England, hit Chadwell Heath.
launched against England, hit Woolwich.
launched against England, hit Theydon Mount, near Epping.
launched against England, hit Erith.
launched against England, hit East Ham.
launched against England, hit Dagenham.
Sunk on 18 November 1944
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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