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23rd November 1944

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Eighth Air Force. More than 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 2 fighters groups bomb benzol manufacturing plant near Gelsenkirchen and marshalling yard at Duisburg.

Ninth Air Force. Unfavourable weather cancels all flights.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather restricts operations. Medium bombers over Faenza area abort due to overcast, P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hampered by low clouds over the Apennines, fly only 16 sorties, against rail lines South of Bologna, but succeed in cutting the lines in 6 places.

Fifteenth Air Force. 81 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack road and railroad bridges at or near Zenica Brod, and Doboj. 30 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Doboj marshalling yard, 13 hit Doboj road and rail bridge, and 4 attack, but miss, bridge at Maglaj. 13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers drop supplies at points in Yugoslavia.

Tenth Air Force. Over 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Pinwe and Bhamo areas. 16 sweep and strafe airfields and many targets from Anisakan to Nawnghkio. 3 hit ammunition dump at Man Naung. 21 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters sweep roads in Ye-U area and strafe rail installations at Kanbalu. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out Tantabin main bridge and Tangon and Thegyaung bypass bridges, and blast approaches to Tangon main bridge and Tantabin bypass bridge. 282 transport sorties are flown to forward bases and front line areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb storage area near Lashio and 8 hit Kutkai and Wanling. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kowloon Docks. More than 120 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit targets throughout South West and Southeast China. 32 of the fighter-bombers support ground forces in Chefang area.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Matina airfield.

Seventh Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima and bomb town of Okimura.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Silvertown.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Westwick.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Finsbury.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bowers Gilford.

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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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