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27th September 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers bomb 2 marshalling yards, 2 synthetic oil plants, 2 motor works, and a tank and armoured vehicle plant, at Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Mainz, and Kassel, and targets in West Germany. 15 escorting fighters groups claim 31 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Over 160 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carry gasoline to France.

Ninth Air Force. Almost 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers abort due to weather. 8 manage to bomb target at Foret de Parroy. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance, cover United States First and Third Army forces in West Germany and East France and later fly night patrols in Belgium, Luxembourg, and West German areas.

Twelfth Air Force. During 26-27 September 1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb motor transport in Po Valley. During the day bad weather cancels medium bombers operations and restricts XII Fighter Command. Yet fighter-bombers effectively support United States Fifth Army, especially on Monte Oggioli, blasting defensive positions, troop concentrations, roads, and motor transport, and cutting rail lines between Parma and Piacenza.

Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb area near Katha. 30 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters in 5 flights hit ammunition stores and town area of Myothit, and attack Sinkin, Bhamo, and Maubin. 7 other P-47 Thunderbolt fighters damage approaches to railroad bridge at Nansiaung, 7 more hit bivouac area at Pinwe, and 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Hsenwi. 10 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Liuchow and Yungning. Troop Carriers fly 200 sorties to various points in China-Burma-India (CBI).

Fourteenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance attack command targets, river shipping, buildings, and troops in Kiyang, Lungfukwan, Sungpai, Chuanhsien, Lingling, Paishui, and Paoching areas.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Menado personnel and supply areas. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack oil tanks at Boela and hit Old Namba airfield. P-40 fighters hit Rapsiki, Kokas, and Waren airfield and shipping in Vogelkop Peninsula area.

Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bombs and strafes Pagan. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance hit Marcus. 14 Marshalls based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Truk.

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

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

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

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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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