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26th October 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack synthetic oil plant at Bottrop, ordnance and storage depot at Bielefeld, aircraft repair works and marshalling yard at Munster, military vehicle plant near Hannover, aqueduct and Mittelland Canal at Minden, and other targets including city of Hannover. 14 fighters groups provide escort.

Ninth Air Force. No bomber operations as bad weather prevails. Fighters sweep areas of East France and West Germany from Metz to Cologne, attacking rail and road traffic, rail bridges, and marshalling yards.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather suspends all Twelfth Air Force operations.

Fifteenth Air Force. Weather curtails operations. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb marshalling yard at Innsbruck.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack shipping off East Luichow Peninsula. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers also hit river shipping from Dosing to Takhing and Yellow River bridge. Fighters attack town of Menghsu, hit targets around Menghsu and Kweiping, and make armed reconnaissance attack on Hongay. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighters bomb railroad yards at Hsuchang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack naval force of 2 battleships, 5 carriers, and 5 destroyers West of Panay Island. P-38 Lightning fighters hit vehicles in Davao area and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Iligan. Hits are claimed on a battleship and 2 carriers. P-40 fighters attack targets in Dodinga Kaoe Bay area, Djailolo, supply area South of Galela, and guns South of Doro. A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Urarom.

Seventh Air Force. 8 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe Pagan. 15 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers based in the Gilberts, bomb airfields area on Nauru.

Eleventh Air Force. Of 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers which abort a naval Task Force cover mission after failing to find the ships, 2 bomb installations on Onnekotan Island.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Walthamstow.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bermondsey.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barley, near Royston.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Welborne, near Norwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Sheering.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Clacton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Palmers Green.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

M433 Minesweeper
Sunk 26 October 1944

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Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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