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23rd October 1944

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Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents all commands, including 9th Bomber Division, from flight operations.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather grounds medium bombers. Fighters and fighter-bombers although cancelling many operations, cause much damage to transportation, destroying or damaging numerous locomotives, railroad cars, and motor transport, and damaging vessels in Savona, Turin, Padua, and Genoa areas.

Fifteenth Air Force. Almost 500 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Skoda armament works at Plzen, Rosenheim marshalling yard, Plauen industrial area, Munich aeroplane engine plant, Augsburg diesel engine factory, and Regensburg oil storage depot, and command targets in North Italy including marshalling yard at Bressanone, bridges at or near Casarsa della Delizia, Pordenone, Santo Stino di Livenza, and Maniago, and rail line running North to Brenner area. Fighters escort missions to Germany and Czechoslovakia.

Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Japanese concentrations at Nanhlaing and Kyungyi. 16 support ground forces at Mawlu and Henu and in nearby areas. Bivouac area South of Indaw is pounded by 4 fighter-bombers while 7 knock out bypass bridge at Panghkam. 3 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast train cars and sidings at Kyaukme, 3 hit nearby motor pool, 2 hit motor pool at Namhsim, and 1 blasts rail line at Nawngpeng. Transports fly 270 sorties in China-Burma-India (CBI).

Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out bridge at Lohochai while 7 P-40 fighters hit trucks and locomotives nearby. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 11 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound town area of Menghsu. 50 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit small towns and other targets in Menghsu area. 40 others attack shipping, bridges, and general targets around Anfu, Kweiping, Shepchung, Kuanyang, Ssuwangshu, Mangshih, Chefang, Panghkam, Wanling, Takhing, Tanchuk, Dosing, Wuchou, and Tengyun.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters maintain shipping sweeps in Makassar area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Boela oil storage, Amboina town, 2 airfields, and other targets in Amboina Ceram Boeroe area. Fighter-bombers hit Sagan while A-20 Havoc light bombers support ground forces further East in Sawar River, Orai River area. Vehicles and small vessels in Mindanao area are attacked by fighter-bombers while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack small shipping in Sulu Archipelago. Fighter-bombers over Halmahera Island hit scattered bivouacs.

Seventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam bomb Yap. 2 from Saipan hit Pagan and, during 23-24 October 1944, 1 bombs Iwo Jima.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Kashiwabara targets. 3 more B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Otomari and fly a photo mission over Onnekotan. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Asahi Bay area.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Clacton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Felmore Farm, Billericay.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit St Mary's at Hoo, Chatham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Navestock Heath.

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