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23rd September 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters groups bomb and strafe flak positions and other ground targets in 2 landing zones in Nijmegen area, immediately preceding the arrival of the remainder of United States 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions and Polish 1st Brigade, and engage over 160 fighters. United States fighters claim 27 destroyed. Over 150 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly gasoline to France.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers sent against targets in West Germany are recalled due to weather. Fighters support United States First Army in West Germany, United States Third Army in Chateau-Salins area, escort bombers (recalled), and fly armed reconnaissance over wide areas of West Germany.

Twelfth Air Force. Although several missions are aborted because of bad weather, medium bombers attack several railroad bridges in Po River Valley. Fighter-bombers hit guns and rail and road targets in battle area as United States Fifth Army pushes on through Gothic Line defences.

Fifteenth Air Force. 147 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, escorted by 290 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb Brux synthetic oil refinery and Wels marshalling yard. 229 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack command targets in Italy, including viaduct at Venzone and road and railroad bridges at Casarsa della Delizia, Pinzano al Tagliamento, Ponte di Piave, Latisana, San Dona di Piave, and Susegana.

Tenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack bridges along a line Wanling, Bhamo, Myitkyina destroying 1 bridge. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridges South of Meza, destroying 1 and extensively damaging several others. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Liuchow while 2 deliver fuel to Kunming.

Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Burma Road in Chefang area. 36 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Chuanhsien and targets in surrounding areas. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kuanyang, 5 hit Yungming, 6 damage Dara bridge, 12 bomb Lungling, and 2 knock out bridge near Jinyang. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb docks at Amoy. Again more than 90 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit numerous targets throughout Southeast China concentrating on Japanese troops in Chuanhsien area and various targets around Jungyun, Yuankiang, Yungming, Lingling, and Hsuchang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). During night and day raids B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers concentrate on Sidate and Mapanget airfields. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound Kaoe airfield. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-40 fighters bomb antiaircraft guns at Manokwari, Moemi, and Ransiki airfields.

Thirteenth Air Force. Thirteenth Air Force moves from Hollandia to Noemfoor Island.

Seventh Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Chichi Jima, Haha Jima, and Ani Jima. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance bomb Marcus while 1 on training mission hits Pagan. On 23-24 September 1944, a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bombs Wake.

11. Räumbootsflottille
Was disbanded on 23 September 1944

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