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28th October 1944

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Eighth Air Force. 350 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 4 fighters groups bomb marshalling yards at Hamm and Munster.

Ninth Air Force. Headquarters 9th Bomber Division transfers to Reims. 45 9th Bomber Division aircraft bomb rail bridges at Sinzig, Kempenich, and Ahrweiler, and airfield at Euskirchen. Fighters escort bombers, fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance over West Germany, attack 6 bridges and 1 tunnel, and support United States XIX Corps in Belgium near German border.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather again grounds medium bombers, and restricts XXII Tactical Air Command. Fighter-bombers and fighters, flying 65 sorties, attack vehicles and trains in Turin, Milan, Genoa area.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather again limits operations. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Klagenfurt aircraft factory. 6 P-38 Lightning fighters fly reconnaissance missions, during early part of the night. 8 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Munich West marshalling yard. 1 bombs Erlsbach.

Tenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers pound numerous targets including town areas, troops, railroad facilities, and a variety of targets at Mannaun, Manoi, Sinkan, Winwa, Man Mao, Myazedi, Pinwe, Naba, Yebawgyi, and Kangon.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters strafe villages, troops, and horses in Menghsu Konghow area, pound bridges around Kaotienhsu, and hit Yangtong airfield and shipping at Hongay and Wuchou.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, fighting bad weather, bomb airfields at Puerto Princesa. During 28-29 October 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Wilhelmina Docks area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters blast town of Amboina.

Twentieth Air Force. Marianas based XXI Bomber Command flies its first combat mission when 14 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's attack sub pens on Dublon Island. 4 others (1 carrying General Hansell, Commanding General XXI Bomber Command) abort. About a third of the bombs fall in general target area.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Haha Jima while others, from Guam, hit Yap. Saipan based P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb Pagan.

Eleventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly cover for naval Task Force.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ashford, near Staines.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Deptford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shalford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Camberwell.

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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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