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28th November 1944

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Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division hits defended villages of Birgel and Merken, rail bridge at Sinzig, and Billiger Forest ammunition dump. Fighters fly escort, night intruder missions, and armed reconnaissance in Kall Trier area, and support United States 1st, 8th, and 104th Infantry Divisions as they take Langerwehe, Jungersdorf, Hurtgen, and bridge at Inden.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit railroad bridges at Magenta, Torre Beretti, and Casale Monferrato, and an abandoned ship at La Spezia harbour. Fighters and fighter-bombers support ground forces in battle area in Apennines South of Bologna, hit command targets North of battle zone, and cut railroad lines in more than 40 places in Brenner Pass and North Central Po areas.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to reconnaissance flights.

Tenth Air Force. 39 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Pinwe and Bhamo areas. Supply and personnel concentrations and targets at Nwegyo, Kutkai, Meza area, Mankang, Manai, Nawnglok, Nawnglong, Loimawk, Man Myeng, Mong Wi and Kungmong are attacked by about 80 fighter-bombers. 16 hit targets along Maymyo Bawgyo rail line. Transports fly 317 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorted by 12 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, bomb Gia Lam. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit railroad bridge at Phu Lang Thuong. 3 blast 6 warehouses at Hsenwi, 3 bomb Wan Lai-Kam, 1 hits Kutkai, and 4 attack buildings in Wanling and Chefang areas. 60 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance over wide areas of East Burma and South China hit troops, bridges, horses, and other targets at many locations.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Daliao and Matina airfields. Small attacks by heavy bombers, medium bombers, and fighter-bombers are launched against airfields, shipping, and targets over wide areas of Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA), including Central Philippine Islands, Halmahera, and Timor area.

Seventh Air Force. 21 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima airfield. 3 others, flying armed reconnaissance mission, bomb Marcus. During 28-29 November 1944, 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper mission hits Iwo Jima. 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Arakabesan radio station.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers photos and bombs Matsuwa shore area.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Foulness Point.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Stepney.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit East Newlands.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Burwash.

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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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