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29th June 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 82 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb synthetic oil plant at Bohlen, 61 strike aircraft components factory at Wittenberg, 31 bomb aero engine works at Leipzig, Taucha, 39 hit fighters assembly plant at Leipzig, Heiterblick, and 42 bomb targets at Wittenberg, Quakenbruck, and Limbach Oberfrohna. 390 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb aircraft assembly plant at Bernburg, fighters assembly factory at Oschersleben, aero engine works at Magdeburg Neustadt, aircraft components factory at Aschersleben, airpark at Stendal, and targets including airfields at Burg and Gardelegen and marshalling yard at Oebisfelde Kaltendorf. 51 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb motor transport plant at Fallersleben and personnel camp South of Mittelland Canal. Clouds cause assembly problems and over 400 heavy bombers abort without reaching enemy territory. Total heavy bombers losses for the day number 15.14 groups from VIII Fighter Command and 1 from Ninth Air Force escort the heavy bombers. Flights from 9 of these groups afterwards strafe parked aircraft, trains, barges, a factory, road vehicles, and soldiers. 3 fighters are lost. 33 Luftwaffe aeroplanes are claimed destroyed.

Ninth Air Force. Nearly 200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb gun batteries on Cap de la Hague, bridges and rail lines in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet-Vitre, France areas, and rail bridge at Oissel. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance and attack enemy aeroplanes, road and rail traffic, gun positions, bridges and other targets in wide areas throughout North West France.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers, medium bombers, and light bombers attack ammunition dumps, viaducts, bridges, railroad cars, landing grounds, roads, motor transport, and other targets along battle line in North Central Italy and at various points to the North.

Tenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers continue fuel lift to Kamaing. 45 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers haul ammunition to Imphal. 23 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Tamu. 19 A-36 Apache dive bomber, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Myitkyina and Myitnge bridge. A B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombs targets in Mohnyin Naba area.

Fourteenth Air Force. In Tungting Lake area 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit shipping, gun positions, troop concentrations, and general targets at several locations, including Lingyang, Liling, Hengyang, Yuhsien, Hengshan, Siangsiang, Chaling, and Yiyang. 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Takao docks. P-40 fighters damage bridge and attack rail traffic at Phu Lang Thuong.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Japanese concentrations at Aitape and a variety of targets including barges, villages and bivouacs in Wewak area are hit by A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers attack airfields and antiaircraft guns at Babo, Manokwari, Waren, and Moemi, barges at Noemfoor, and villages peace of Maffln Bay. Antiaircraft positions South of Ralum are bombed.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters carry out bombing and strafing missions over Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, staging through Eniwetok, pound Truk while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers based at Makin hit Ponape.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a negative shipping sweep.

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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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