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22nd October 1944

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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 flights.

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 sector.

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.

R403 R-boat
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