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29th August 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bomber groups attack rail transportation in North France, Belgium, and West Germany. 2 airfields, 3 marshalling yards, rail lines at several points, and a large number of rail and road vehicles are attacked.

Ninth Air Force. Bad weather allows only minimum bomber and fighters operations. B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack 1 fuel dump while a few fighters fly sweeps over North West France. Over 100 transports complete supply and evacuation missions.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers hit 4 bridges and a viaduct in Northeast Italy while light bombers hit fuel station. Fighter-bombers hit roads and bridges in North Italy and support ground forces in Arno River Valley. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters of 87th Wing fly medium bombers escort and armed reconnaissance, claiming 100 vehicles destroyed. XII Tactical Air Command fighters attack targets in Rhone Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. 550 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers strike command targets in Po Valley and in the Hungarian Plain, oil refineries and command targets in the Silesian Plain, including Bohumin area, steel works and marshalling yard, Moravska Ostrava marshalling yard, oil refineries and industrial area including tank works, Szolnok and Szeged marshalling yards, and railway bridges at Szeged, Borovnica, Salzano, and Ferrara. P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Latisana bridge.

Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack targets in Katha and hit 2 bridges just North of the town area. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack Bilumyo. 5 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters destroy road bridge at Mainghka and 5 others hit buildings in Bhamo.

Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers escorted by 45 fighters, blast railroad yards at Yoyang. 15 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Pailochi, White Cloud, Tien Ho, and Hankow airfields. 10 others hit trucks and other targets from Hengyang to Yoyang, from Hankow to Chinchiang, and near Anjen. 18 P-40 fighters hit storage area and targets around Tangyang. 17 attack trucks and buildings from Siangtan to Changsha. 14 P-40 fighters claim 8 fighters downed over Shayang. 22 others attack trucks, supplies, and troops at Wuhu, Ichang, South of Isuho, South West of Lungling, and North of Hengshan.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Koror, Malakal, seaplane base on Arakabesan, and supply area North of Ngesebus airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb barracks at Amboina and P-38 Lightning fighters hit seaplane base at Halong.

Twentieth Air Force. General LeMay becomes Commanding General XX Bomber Command.

Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima and Pagan during the evening. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe antiaircraft positions on Pagan while a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance bombs Yap. Gilberts based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Nauru.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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