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22nd September 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Almost 600 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers from United Kingdom escorted by 6 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups bomb 3 armed vehicle and motor transport factories at Kassel along with 6 targets at Wetzlar. Over 100 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly gasoline to France. Last Eighth Air Force United Kingdom-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-Italy-United Kingdom shuttle mission ends as 84 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 51 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers return directly to United Kingdom bases from Italy. Remaining aircraft return on 8 October 1944.

Ninth Air Force. XIX Tactical Air Command Headquarters accompanies United States Third Army Headquarters from Chalons-sur-Marne to Etain. No bomber missions are flown. Fighters attack railroads, supply and ordnance depots, and strong points, and fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance over Cologne, Dusseldorf, Aachen, Koblenz, Trier, Bonn, Mannheim, and Strasbourg areas.

Twelfth Air Force. Operating North of Italian battle area, medium bombers bomb road and rail bridges, while fighter-bombers continue hitting roads, railroads, and transportation, and support ground forces as United States Fifth Army elements prepare to pursue enemy withdrawing from North of Pistoia and to drive North to Raticosa Pass and Northeast to Imola. British Eighth Army forces battle enemy along Marecchia River.

Fifteenth Air Force. 366 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 270 fighters bomb Northeast industrial area of Munich and Munich, Riem airfield. 76 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Larissa marshalling yard. 68 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly supply mission to South France.

Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Liuchow. True Carriers fly more than 170 other sorties to various points in the China-Burma-India (CBI).

Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Hankow. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 7 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit Hengyang road junction and ferry. 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kianghwa while 6 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers damage nearby bridge. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Yungming. 44 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers blast targets along roads in Changsha, Siangtan, and Sintsiang areas. 50 other P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit various targets around Chuanhsien, Paoching, Lingling, Hankow, and Kiyang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again pound Sidate and Mapanget. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Amahai and Liang villages and Haroekoe airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers pound Urarom airfield while fighter-bombers hit Idorra, Windissi, Moemi, and Kaimana.

Seventh Air Force. 15 Sapan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike shipping at Chichi Jima. 24 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe Pagan and bomb Anatahan Island. 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper mission and armed reconnaissance flight bomb Iwo Jima and Marcus. 15 B-26 Marauder medium bombers, flying out of Makin, bomb Nauru.

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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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