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22nd November 1944

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Eighth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 2d and 4th Combat Bomber Wings of 3d Bomber Division are combined to form the Administrative Bomber Wing (Provisional). This type of unit is expected to be highly suitable for conditions in Pacific theatre where bomber division Headquarters might be located far from its wing Headquarters. Under this new plan, the administrative wing can absorb many functions of the division Headquarters. This experiment will be judged acceptable during February 1945.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bomber operations are cancelled due to bad weather. Fighter operations are limited. 16 aircraft from IX and XIX Tactical Air Command patrol over V and VII Corps area (Southeast of Aachen), Bonn, Cologne area, and fly reconnaissance around Saarbrucken, Homburg, Saar, Neukirchen, Kaiserslautern, and Sarrebourg.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers again pound defences in Faenza area as British Eighth Army forces push into that area from the Southeast. Fighter-bombers and fighters fly nearly 350 sorties against rail lines in Po Valley and very successfully hit guns, vehicles, troops and other targets in United States Fifth Army battle area South of Bologna, and supply dumps and pipelines North of the battle area.

Fifteenth Air Force. 205 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers hit East and West marshalling yards at Munich. 214 others fail to reach primaries because of impenetrable weather and attack alternates and targets including marshalling yards at Regensburg, Salzburg, Lienz, and Villach and several targets at scattered points. Fighters provide escort to Munich. 88 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack bridge at Ferrara and rail line at Carbola, while 39 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Osoppo motor transport depot.

Tenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces at Bhamo while 37 others fly close support in Pinwe area. Supply and personnel areas at Nawngchio, Kutkai, Ingon, Selong, Man Mao, and in vicinity of Kanbalu are pounded by more than 40 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. 12 others attack airfields at Kawlin. Transports fly 188 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Hankow. 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Ishan and Liuchenghsien areas while 8 hit storage facilities at Wanling and Kutkai. 95 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance over wide expanses of South China attack town areas, supplies, and road and rail traffic, hitting Chefang area especially hard.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers pound Bacolod airfield, Ipil, and Ormoc area bridges, barges, and targets. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Sasa airfield. Fighter-bombers hit targets in Makassar area, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb nickel mine and targets in Kendari area and hit airfields in Northeast Celebes. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit small shipping during sweep over Brunei Bay.

Seventh Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan escorted by 22 P-38 Lightning fighters the first long-range P-38 Lightning fighters escort of Seventh Air Force bombers, bomb airfields on Moen and Param. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan pound airfield on Pagan.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers abort an air coverage mission due to weather.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit All Hallows.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bethnal Green.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Welling.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

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

M601 Minesweeper
Commissioned 22 November 1944

R408 R-boat
Commissioned 22 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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