Eighth Air Force. 492d Bomber Group (CARPETBAGGER group under
control of VIII Fighter Command) is transferred to 1st Bomber
Division to operate as night bombing group, one squadron remaining
on CARPETBAGGER duty. This reduction of supply dropping forces
results from recapture of major portions of France. The remaining
squadron will supply underground forces in Scandinavia, the
Low Countries, and Germany until Victory in Europe. More than
1,000 heavy bombers attack 2 military vehicle plants at Brunswick
and Hannover, 2 marshalling yards at Hamm and Munster, and
11 targets. 15 fighters groups fly support.
Ninth Air Force. Advance Headquarters XXIX Tactical Air Command
(Provisional) moves from Arlon to Maastricht to maintain close
association with Ninth Army. Weather forbids bomber operations.
Fighter sweeps and armed reconnaissance support United States
Third and Seventh Army elements in East France and West Germany.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather grounds all medium bombers
and light bombers. Fighters and fighter-bombers, flying less
than 20 sorties, hit rail lines and trains in North Italy.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to reconnaissance
Tenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit a variety of targets including bridges
at Panghkam, and at 2 other points along North Burma rail
corridor, towns of Manna and Kyaungle, bivouac in Indaw area,
and various targets.
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out 2 railroad bridges
at Pingnam while 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound town
area. 54 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on
armed reconnaissance attack town areas and general targets
at Nampang, Wanling, Kuanyang, Shekpo, Pingnam, Kweiping,
and near Menghsu.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack
shipping in Sulu Archipelago and Jolo and Zamboanga harbours
while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Opon and Lahug airfields.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Ternate and B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers pound Matina airfield, Cagayan, and Likanan.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Piroe Bay supply dumps and
gun positions and fighter-bombers hit Kairatoe and Amahai
airfields and targets in Binnen Bay. A-20 Havoc light bombers
blast pillboxes and occupied areas in Metimedan-Sawar Rivers
Seventh Air Force. Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Yap with harassment
raids during the day, operating singly or in groups of 2 or
3. Makin based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Nauru.
Launched 22 October 1944
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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