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19th November 1944

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Ninth Air Force. 450 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb storage depots, bridge, junction, ordnance depots, and defended positions in or near 10 German towns and cities. Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division, carry out patrols, and fly armed reconnaissance hitting rail facilities and other targets over West German areas including Euskirchen, Trier, Saarbrucken, Julich, and Cologne. IX, XIX, and XXIX Tactical Air Commands support United States VII, XII, XIX, and XX Corps areas East of Aachen and near Hurtgen, between Metz and Saarlautern and near Sarreguemines.

Twelfth Air Force. Fog and low clouds force cancellation of missions against West Po Valley targets and limit fighter-bombers to a midday attack on rail lines, guns, troop concentrations, motor transport, and other military targets in and near battle area South of Bologna. During 18-19 November 1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers on armed reconnaissance bomb Ghedi airfield and targets in Bologna, Ferrara, Mantua, Cremona, and Parma areas.

Fifteenth Air Force. Nearly 500 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Schwechat and Vosendorf oil refineries, Winterhafen oil depot and Lobau oil plant, Wiener Neudorf aircraft factory, Linz benzol plant, Horsching airfield, Gyor, and Maribor marshalling yards, plus several scattered targets. 19 P-38 Lightning fighters dive-bomb troop concentrations at Prijepolje and Novi Pazar, while 126 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe roads and railroads between Esztergom and Veszprem and Vienna, and also attack Veszprem and Tapolcza airfields. Other fighters cover heavy bomber and reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces attacking Bhamo and fighting in the Pinwe area. 36 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound enemy concentrations at Man Mao, Sekang, and Manlu. Transports fly 290 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Samah Bay docks. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage 2 buildings North of Chefang and score hits on bridges at Tingka and Wan Lai-Kam. 8 P-40 fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters hit targets South of Tingka and Chefang. 19 P-40 fighters blast troops and river, rail, and road traffic in Hankow area. 27 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters hit numerous targets in Mangshih area.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Alicante and Palompon while P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Valencia and Ormoc areas. On Mindanao B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Libby airfield. Others bomb airfields at Sasa, Sidate, Mapanget, and Borebore. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit airfields and shipping in Ceram, Amboina, Boeroe. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Asia Islands targets.

Seventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam, on armed reconnaissance over Iwo Jima and the Bonins, bomb airfields on Iwo Jima while 15 hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur in the Palaus bombs Legaspi airfield.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Walthamstow.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Peckham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wandsworth.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hackney.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Warren Hill, Chigwell.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Welling.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bromley.

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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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