Eighth Air Force. Over 900 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Merseburg, Leuna synthetic oil plant,
Bingen marshalling yard and several targets. All bombing utilises
Pathfinder technique due to very heavy clouds. Escorting fighters
fly over 800 sorties. Over 65 heavy bombers fail to return
from mission but many land safely in Allied occupied territory.
36th Bomber Squadron starts daily operations as a screening
force for bomb divisions. It is assigned task of protecting
the Eighth's primary VHF and fighters-to-bomber command from
interception during assembly. Increase of flak batteries around
Wehrmacht military and industrial installations soon compels
the 36th to increase radar countermeasures on each mission.
The squadron remains on this assignment until end of war in
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th
Bomber Division hits Landau ordnance arsenal, road junctions,
and ammunition dump at Neustadt and Kaiserslautern. Fighters
escort 9th Bomber Division and Eighth Air Force, fly armed
reconnaissance over Germany, and support ground forces East
of Aachen and between Merzig and Sarreguemines.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather again hampers operations. 3
fighters groups fly only 53 sorties against railway targets
and targets North of United States Fifth Army battle area,
cutting lines at 14 places and destroying several vehicles.
Fifteenth Air Force. During 24
November 1944, over 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Linz benzol plant, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, and
Munich West marshalling yards, and 2 unidentified targets.
During the day P-38 Lightning fighters fly photo and weather
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
support ground forces in Bhamo area. 24 bomb an airfield at
Kawlin while 8 more strafe Tabingaung airfield and town area.
12 attack Meza railroad station and boxcars in nearby bridge
area, storage and personnel areas in Lashio area and at Nawngyang,
Ashang, and Man Mao. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe targets
along Wuntho Shwebo rail line. Transports fly 325 sorties
to forward bases and front line areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit warehouses, village and town
areas at Lashio and Wanling. 6 attack rail targets, trucks,
and buildings at Phu Lang Thuong. 75 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance
attack river, road, and rail traffic, troops, buildings, and
other targets at several Thailand, Burma, South China, and
North Indochina locations, including areas around Lampang,
Paoching, Ankang, Ishan, Hochih, Bhre, Namsang, Mongyu, and
Phu Lang Thuong.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers range over wide areas of Masbate, Cebu, Leyte,
and surrounding waters, attacking shipping, airfields, bivouacs,
and a variety of targets. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and
fighter-bombers hit airfields on Ceram and Boeroe and B-24
Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance over North
Borneo hit shipping and other targets. During 25-26
November 1944, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airfields
in Northeast Celebes and Halmahera.
Seventh Air Force. 7 Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorting photo aircraft
over Bonin and Kazan Islands, bomb Chichi Jima, Muko Jima,
and Haha Jima.
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers aborts an armed photo mission
over Matsuwa due to weather and instead radar bombs Kurabu
airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers cancel a shipping sweep
due to weather.
launched against England, hit Wanstead.
launched against England, hit Chislehurst.
launched against England, hit High Holborn.
launched against England, hit Great Warley.
launched against England, hit Deptford.
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