Eighth Air Force. Over 1,100 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack 9 marshalling yards, 4 bridges,
and several cities and targets in West German tactical area.
11 groups of P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly support. 4 other
fighters groups sweep Bonn, Koblenz area.
Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents all combat operations except
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers attack troop concentration at Aulla, dump at Mirabello
Monferrato, 3 rail lines from Austria and Yugoslavia into
Northeast Italy by hitting bridges at Chiusaforte and Bodrez,
and viaduct at Borovnica. XXII Tactical Air Command planes
support United States Fifth Army in Serchio Valley, where
counter-attacks are repulsed, hit roads and bridges, and destroy
a number of vehicles, many at a motor transport depot near
Aulla which the fighters bomb and strafe. During 27
December 1944, light bombers bomb lights and motor transport
at almost 50 places throughout Po Valley and Brenner area.
Fifteenth Air Force. 480 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Regensburg oil storage and freight yard
in Germany, marshalling yards at Zwettl, Amstetten, Kallwang,
Hieflau, and Salzburg, oil refineries at Kralupy nad Vltava,
Kolin, and Pardubice, oil storage and sidings at Roudnice
nad Labem, Nymburk railroad bridge at Kammern, Brenner rail
line, and Bressanone and Venzone railroad bridges. P-38 Lightning
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly over 350 sorties
in support of heavy bombers.
Tenth Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters knock out bridge at Nampawng and damage
others at Man Pwe and Hsenwi. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
destroy bridges at Kin and Kyaukhlebein, hit an already unserviceable
bridge at Padon, damage a bypass road at Lashio and bomb troop
concentrations, supplies, and artillery at Mong Hseng, Mong
Tat, and Kathe. 297 transport sorties are flown to forward
areas. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue offensive reconnaissance
over command lines during 28-29
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 16 fighter-bombers hit town
areas, railroad targets, and gun positions in Hengyang Leiyang
area. 20 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters
attack Gia Lam airfield, pounding barracks area, hangars,
shops, and railroad facilities. 40 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance
over South China and over Indochina hit targets at several
locations including areas around Anking, Kinkiang, Wanling,
Mongyu, Namtao, Yungning, Hanoi, Lang Son, Man Pong, Siangtan,
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Laha, Kairatoe, and Haroekoe
airfields while fighter-bombers hit Namlea airfield. In Soembawa
Flores Island area, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Japanese
shipping. Far East Air Force (FEAF) fighters and bombers on
numerous small raids hit targets on Palawan, Mindanao, Borneo,
Celebes, Halmahera, Timor and Tanimbar Islands, Lingayen Gulf,
and West of Mindoro Island.
Seventh Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, flying out of Saipan, bomb airfields
on Iwo Jima which is hit again during 28-29
December 1944, when heavy bombers from Guam and Saipan fly
2 single plane strikes.
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