Eighth Air Force. By this date, all Pathfinder aircraft of
482d Bomber Group (engaged in H2X and other radar training
at The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Alconbury) have been
dispersed to heavy bomber groups within the bomb divisions,
which set up their own H2X training. Over 400 fighter-bombers
are dispatched to attack aircraft and ground targets in Hannover,
Kassel area. 73 bomb flak positions at Elburg, factory near
Nienburg, and miscellaneous ground targets. Bad weather causes
other fighter-bombers to jettison bombs in Channel and Zuider
Zee. The fighter-bombers strafe transportation and other ground
targets with good results.
Ninth Air Force. Bad weather cancels all operations except
fighters patrols by IX and XXIX Tactical Air Command over
West Germany. The fighters attack rail targets.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds medium bombers. Over 300
XXII Tactical Air Command fighters and fighter-bombers attack
targets in support of United States Fifth Army South of Bologna
and hit command and shipping in Turin, Genoa and East Po Valley
areas, destroying 14 locomotives and over 100 railroad cars.
October 1944, light bombers attack targets in Po Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. Weather cancels all offensive operations.
Tenth Air Force. From 24 October 1944 through 27
, fighter-bombers and medium bombers steadily
support Allied troops on the North Burma front, pounding road
and rail command, troop concentrations and supply dumps, and
sweeping airfields. The strikes include close support of British
troops advancing on the right flank of the front known as
the 'Rail Corridor', and of Chinese forces pushing down the
left flank along the Myitkyina Bhamo road. China-Burma-India
(CBI) is split into 2 theatres India-Burma and China.
Fourteenth Air Force. Nearly 80 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38
Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance over Southeast
China, Southwest China, and East Burma hit runways, storage
facilities, town areas, troops, horses, gun positions, and
other targets around Amoy, Lohochai, Tanchuk, Sinthe, Menghsu
Pingnam, Mangshih, Chefang, and Lashio.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Buayoan airfield while B-25
Mitchell medium bombers on armed reconnaissance hit small
shipping and troops. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Sandakan area. P-38
Lightning fighters bomb Amboina reservoir areas. A-20 Havoc
light bombers and fighter-bombers again pound Babo, Moemi,
Sagan, Manokwari, Otawiri, and other Vogelkop Peninsula area
Seventh Air Force. Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Yap while Saipan
based P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Pagan.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kashiwabara and Kurabu Cape.
4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers weather abort a photo mission
to Paramushiru. 2 others on a shipping sweep off Kurabu hit
a freighter, which is observed listing and smoking, and strafe
2 submarine chasers.
launched against England, hit Langdon Hill, Tilbury.
launched against England, hit near Queenborough.
launched against England, hit Rushmere St Andrew.
launched against England, hit Wickford, Essex.
launched against England, hit Fobbing, Essex.
launched against England, hit near Southminster.
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