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25th September 1944

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Eighth Air Force. About 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers escorted by 14 fighters groups attack 3 marshalling yards and a synthetic oil plant at Ludwigshafen and Koblenz, industrial area of Frankfurt Main and several targets. About 175 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to France.

Ninth Air Force. No bomber missions are flown. IX Tactical Air Command flies cover for United States First Army units in West Germany, dive-bombs rail lines, and flies armed reconnaissance over Trier, Koblenz, Aachen area. IX Air Defence Command flies night patrols from Paris East to Luxembourg and the German border.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers cancel operations due to bad weather. Fighter-bombers hit barracks areas, railroads, roads, and transportation in or near Bologna, Bozzolo, Parma, Castelfranco Veneto, and Canneto sull'Oglio, and in immediate battle areas as United States Fifth Army meets strong opposition, especially in vicinity of Monte Bastione, and near Torre Poggioli, Monte Gamberaldi, and Monte Castelnuovo.

Fifteenth Air Force. 51 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters providing target cover and close escort, bomb Piraeus, Skaramanga, and Salamis harbours.

Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack towns of Haungton, Myintha, and Mawlu. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again haul fuel to China, 15 landing at Kunming, 3 at Liuchow, and 1 at Yungning. Tenth Air Force flies 220 other transport sorties to various China-Burma-India (CBI) terminals.

Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast barracks area at Mangshih. 12 bomb Kweiyang, and 6 hit town area and railroad yards at Hengyang. 11 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Nanking. About 120 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance over vast expanses of China South of the Yangtze River attack large variety of targets at numerous locations including troops, buildings, and command targets in Paoching area and between Siangtan and Fulinpu.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Kendari airfield and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Langoan airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers fire storage areas and hit personnel areas on West shore of Kaoe Bay. Namlea airfield is again bombed by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. P-38 Lightning fighters pound Kairatoe and Boela airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Sagan and Urarom airfields while P-40 fighters attack Kaimana.

Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Iwo Jima and Marcus. During 25-26 September 1944, Kwajalein based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers stage through Eniwetok on strike at shipping at Truk. Failing to locate primary targets the heavy bombers bomb Tol, Eten, Param, and Moen while others hit Wake during 25-26 September 1944.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly negative shipping sweep.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hoxne.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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