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1st November 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. More than 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack 2 synthetic oil plants near Gelsenkirchen, a bridge at Rudesheim, and marshalling yards at Koblenz and Hamm. 9 fighters groups fly escort.

Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents bomber operations. Fighters fly patrols, sweeps, armed reconnaissance over Belgium, East France, and large areas of West Germany and attack bridges, railroads, and various other targets.

Twelfth Air Force. Operations are again curtailed by bad weather. However, fighters and fighter-bombers successfully attack bridges, rail lines, roads, vehicles, and trains in Central Po Valley and hit scattered targets elsewhere in North Italy.

Fifteenth Air Force. 320 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters escorts, bomb diesel works, ordnance works, and marshalling yard at Vienna. Also hit are marshalling yards at Graz, tank factory at Kapfenberg, targets including marshalling yards at Gussing, Ljubljana, and Cakovec, and scattered command targets in South Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Yugoslavia. Several fighters strafe road and rail transport targets and troops in Gyor, Parndorf and Neusiedler Lake areas.

Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers knock out bridge at Panghkam, slightly damage bridges in the Wingkang and Kawnghka area, hit railroad targets between Indaw and Naba, attack Japanese positions near Bhamo, Si-in, Hantet, and Shwegu, and bomb towns of Loiwing and Lagaw. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage bridge approaches at Hsenwi, Namhkai, and Kawnghka.

Fourteenth Air Force. Nearly 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters again support Chinese ground forces in Lungling area. 13 fighters strafe river, road, and rail traffic from Kunghsien to Loyang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Cebu City, and Alicante and supply dumps at Del Monte. Fighter-bombers hit Bacolod, Alicante, and Carolina airfields. A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Babo airfield. P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Namlea airfields. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack shipping and shore targets during sweep over Sulu Archipelago.

Eleventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam attack shipping Northeast of Iwo Jima. 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers escorting Navy photo aeroplanes over Iwo Jima, Haha Jima, and Chichi Jima, bomb airfields, a warehouse, and shipping. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan strafe Pagan. During 1-2 November 1944, a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper mission from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on an armed weather mission bombs Otomari Cape.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Dulwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wanstead Flats.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Deptford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Dartford.

M804 Minesweeper
Launched 1 November 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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