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1st December 1944

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. 134 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers strike defended areas at Fraulautern, Ensdorf, and Saarlautern. Fighters fly sweeps, armed reconnaissance, and bombing missions over West Germany and support United States VII Corps elements at Inden and Hurtgen Forest and 8th Infantry Division of V Corps at Tiefenbach Creek and Brandenberger Forest.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack 4 railroad bridges in West Po Valley, damaging the bridges at Voghera and Torre Beretti. XXII Tactical Air Command hits motor transport and train cars at several points in North Italy and hit rail lines over widespread area North of the Apennines, are cut at 3 points.

Tenth Air Force. 30 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters continue support of ground forces in Bhamo area. Town areas, troops, warehouses, and supply dumps at Myitson, Mingon, Alezeik, Lenaung, and Old Lashio are pounded by 30 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. 17 more hit bridges in North Burma and 8 strafe Hsenwi landing ground. 290 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack targets in South China Sea. 8 B-26 Marauder medium bombers destroy 3 storage buildings and damage 6 others at Wanling. 9 fighter-bombers pound troop positions in the area and destroy or damage several trucks. Several other fighter-bombers hit trucks, locomotives, and villages in Chefang area, between Lashio and Hsenwi, from Linfen to Taiyuan, and at Kunlong.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Major Far East Air Force (FEAF) strikes include United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers raids on Bacolod and Fabrica airfields and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack, with P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support, on Lahug airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Cagayan airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers also hit several airfields and numerous targets on Halmahera during a series of raids. Other Far East Air Force (FEAF) aircraft maintain armed reconnaissance and sweeps over wide area of Netherlands East Indies (NEI) and Philippine Islands.

Seventh Air Force. 26 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield on Iwo Jima. During 1-2 December 1944, a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs Iwo Jima during a snooper mission.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Enfield.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Eltham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking Marshes.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Lapwater Hall, near Brentwood.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Leyton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hornchurch.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Great Burstead.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Muswell Hill.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Paglesham, Southend.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Walthamstow.

R409 R-boat
Launched 1 December 1944

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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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