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28th September 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Almost 1,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack 2 synthetic oil plants, a motor plant, and city area all in or near Magdeburg, Kassel, and Merseburg plus targets in Central Germany including Eschwege airfield. 15 supporting fighters groups claim 26 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Over 30 heavy bombers fail to return. Nearly 200 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carry fuel to France.

Ninth Air Force. 9th Bomber Division hits defended area of Foret de Parroy. Fighters escort bombers, attack railroads West of the Rhine, fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance in Arnhem (from which British airborne troops have relinquished their hold because of strong Wehrmacht opposition), Koblenz, Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, and Mannheim areas, and support United States First and Third Armies in East France and West Germany. Night patrols continue over Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds light bombers and medium bombers. Fighter-bombers, operating on reduced scale bomb Bologna and hit roads and rail lines at 4 locations.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather cancels bombing operations, limiting missions to weather reconnaissance.

Tenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe Mawhun and Nansiaung. 21 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly fuel to Liuchow, Yungning, and Kunming.

Fourteenth Air Force. 26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound town of Samshui. 31 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack towns of Taochuan and Shangchiehshou, Tien Ho and White Cloud airfields, and river and road traffic around Lingling, Siangtan, and Chuchou. More than 100 P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance attack numerous targets including bridges, town areas, troops, and road, rail, and river traffic throughout inland Southeast China and, on a smaller scale, in South West China and in Indochina.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on shipping sweep attack small vessels off Kairatoe. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Langoan airfield. P-38 Lightning fighters hit barge and town area at Pajahi. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound Manokwari airfield.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb naval installations at Chichi Jima. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb defences on Pagan.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Happisburgh.

R401 R-boat
Launched 28 September 1944

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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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