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
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
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.
launched against England, hit Walthamstow.
launched against England, hit Peckham.
launched against England, hit Wandsworth.
launched against England, hit Hackney.
launched against England, hit Warren Hill, Chigwell.
launched against England, hit Welling.
launched against England, hit Bromley.
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