Eighth Air Force. Nearly 200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers sent against Eudenbach
airfield must abort because of bad weather. Over 150 others
bomb Scholven, Buer synthetic oil plant and Munster marshalling
yard, with 7 fighters groups in support. 6 other groups strafe
West German ground targets.
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather prevents United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division operations. Fighters fly
sweeps and night patrols over broad areas of West Germany
and strafe and bomb numerous railroads, trains, buildings
and various military targets.
Twelfth Air Force. During 19
November 1944, 44 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers attack Po River crossings, airfields and
lights in the Po Valley. During the day bad weather prevents
medium bombers from successfully attacking targets. Fighter-bombers
able to operate during the late morning destroy 2 factories
East of Modena, and supply dumps near Parma, and cause large
explosions in dump near San Felice del Benaco.
Fifteenth Air Force. 192 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb Blechhammer South oil refinery and town of Prerov
(a target). 284 others encounter bad weather and attack several
alternate targets and targets in Czechoslovakia including
town of Zlin and marshalling yards at Brno, Hodonin, and Breclav
and other targets in Central and Southeast Europe. 92 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers attack Sarajevo marshalling yard,
and railroad bridges at Doboj, Zenica, and Fojnica. 11 P-38
Lightning fighters dive-bomb marshalling yard at Brod, while
43 others strafe command between Esztergom, Veszprem, and
Vienna. Other fighters fly heavy bomber escort, reconnaissance,
and reconnaissance escort.
Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers knock out Hsipaw road bridge. 4 others
fail to damage Bawgyo bridge. 12 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
support ground forces in Pinwe sector. 20 others hit defences
at Mong Nge, horse transport unit at Selan, bomb storage areas
at Kyungon and Kyakataing, Japanese Headquarters and troop
concentration at Man Mao, and several scattered targets. Transports
maintain continuous flights to forward bases and front line
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit barracks area at Lashio.
60 P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance over parts of Southeast
and South West China and Indochina attack shipping especially
severely in the Chiuchiang area and barracks, radio stations,
villages, and other targets.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Haroekoe and Laha airfields.
P-38 Lightning fighters hit targets over Sidate and in Makassar
Seventh Air Force. Bad weather cancels all bombing missions.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly an air cover mission for
launched against England, hit Pinner.
launched against England, hit East Ham.
launched against England, hit Abridge, near Epping.
launched against England, hit Plumstead Marshes.
launched against England, hit Woodford Bridge.
Sunk 20 November 1944
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