Eighth Air Force. Approximately 900 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Gustavsburg diesel engine
and armoured vehicle plant, Mainz marshalling yard, artillery
tractor plant at Mannheim, and several nearby towns and targets.
15 fighters groups fly escort.
Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents bomber operations. Fighters
attack tank concentration East of Luneville, strafe targets
North West of Kaiserslautern, fly reconnaissance in West Germany,
and provide cover for United States Third and Seventh Army
forces in East France.
Twelfth Air Force. XII Air Force redesignate XII Fighter Command
as XXII Tactical Air Command following a reorganisation period
during which the XXII Tactical Air Command was temporarily
referred to as 'X' Tactical Air Command and 'X-Ray' Tactical
Air Command, to distinguish it from XII Fighter Command Headquarters
around which it was formed. B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack
Mantua causeway, railway fill at Ossenigo, and bridges at
Calcinato and Peschiera del Garda. Fighter attack North West
of Mantua accounts for 2 medium bombers lost and 1 missing.
At least 2 of the attacking fighters are destroyed. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack bridges in Milan area at Lonate Pozzolo,
Cameri, and Magenta. Fighter-bombers of XXII Tactical Air
Command hit targets in support of ground forces, concentrating
on Monte Grande area, and attack rail lines and bridges North
of battle zone. On 18
October 1944, light bombers hit targets during armed reconnaissance
in Genoa and Bologna areas.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather restricts operations to reconnaissance
Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters blast approaches to 2 bridges in Mawlu
are and 15 support ground forces in Mohnyin area, hitting
village of Nyaunggaing and damaging nearby bridge and pounding
railroad station at Kadu.
Fourteenth Air Force. Nearly 100 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on
armed reconnaissance over South China hit numerous targets
from Tungting Lake area to Luichow Peninsula. The fighter-bombers
concentrate on river craft, troop compounds, and building
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Parepare. Fighter-bombers
hit Amboina and Boela airfield and shipping from Zamboanga
South in Sulu, Mindanao area, pound Cebu airfield, hit nearby
shipping, and strafe Miti, Djailolo, and Hate Tabako. A-20
Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers blast airfields at
Urarom, Sagan, and Babo.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance from Saipan
bomb bridge, pier, and town area at Yap.
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Kurabu Cape.
launched against England, hit Borough Green.
Launched 19 October 1944
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