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25th January 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 62 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack Leeuwarden and Gilze-Rijen airfields.

Ninth Air Force. Nearly 150 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, airborne to bomb V-weapon sites in France, are forced to abandon missions because of heavy clouds.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Valmontone. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Sezze marshalling yard, Sezze Bassiano road, Amelia, and Rieti marshalling yard. A-20 Havoc light bombers attack Terelle. A-36 Apache dive bomber hit Civita Castellana, Itri, Velletri, and railroad rolling stock in the area. P-40 fighters hit Velletri and Belmonte in Sabina and strafe trucks East of Fondi. P-40 fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit shipping in Dubrovnik, and nearby road and rail traffic. British and Army Air Force fighters of Desert Air Force (DAF) hit bridge approaches at Popoli, near British Eighth Army front.

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb targets highways and railroad bridges at Pedaso, Southeast of Pedaso, at Stazione di Monte Silvano, and on Vomano River North West of Pescara. Other B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers return bombs to base after finding targets obscured by bad weather.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on sweeps of East China coast claim a patrol boat, a tanker and 2 freighters sunk South of Wenchow.

Fifth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Hansa Bay area. 37 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Alexishafen and Madang. P-39 fighters strafe barges on Rai Coast. P-40 fighters and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Gasmata. More than 50 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lorengau and Momote.

Thirteenth Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, following 3 which drop flares, attack Lakunai airfield during late evening.

Seventh Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-24 Banshee dive bomber from Makin, supported by 12 P-39 fighters, attack gun positions on Mille. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Tarawa bomb a vessel and shore targets at Taroa. Later, in a dusk attack, 18 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying out of Gilbert Islands bomb Kwajalein, hitting runways and antiaircraft positions.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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