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29th November 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. More than 1,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers hit viaducts at Altenbeken and Bielefeld, Misburg oil refinery, Hamm marshalling yard, and several targets. 16 fighters groups escort heavy bombers and 5 groups later strafe transportation targets.

Ninth Air Force. 301 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers hit defended areas, barracks, and military depots at Wittlich, Mariaweiler, Pier, Elsdorf, Limburg, Rastatt, and Landau. Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division and Eighth Air Force, fly armed reconnaissance over West Germany, and support 104th Infantry Division in holding action against counter-attacks at Inden and Lammersdorf, 8th Infantry Division at Hurtgen, and 7 Armoured Division in XIII Corps drive toward the Roer.

Twelfth Air Force. During 28-29 November 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers fly armed reconnaissance over Po Valley, dropping incendiaries at several points including bridges at Piacenza and Castel Maggiore and airfields at Ghedi and Villafranca di Verona. During the day weather grounds medium bombers. However fighters and fighter-bombers can operate, and blast enemy command on Brenner line and in North Central Po Valley, cutting rail lines in numerous places and destroying a large number of vehicles and railroad cars.

Fifteenth Air Force. Weather limits operations to photo and weather reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers fly close support strikes in battle areas around Bhamo and Pinwe. Bridges at Tonbo, Pauktaw, Man Loi, Meza, Bon Chaung, and at 2 unnamed points in North Burma are pounded by 60 fighter-bombers. 8 others bomb supplies, personnel and ammunition stores at Tigyaing. 323 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Ninh Binh, 8 hit Lashio, and 3 attack Hsenwi. 20 P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit targets in Chefang area. 23 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack bridges, horses, shipping, and rail traffic around Hochih, Nanning, Hsenwi, Quang Yen, Kawnghka, and Namhkai.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Matina airfield while A-20 Havoc light bombers and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit airfields at Pangsagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters cover, pound Puerto Princesa and Kendari airfield. Heavy bombers, medium bombers, and fighter-bombers fly several light raids against Halmahera airfields and against shipping and other targets in Philippine Islands, Ceram area, North Celebes, and North Borneo.

Twentieth Air Force. 24 Marianas based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's strike Tokyo dock and industrial area during 29-30 November 1944. 2 very heavy bombers bomb last resort targets of Yokohama and Numazu.

Seventh Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam bomb Iwo Jima. 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan strafe Pagan.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kashiwabara. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers call off a shipping sweep due to weather.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barling.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Sandon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bradwell.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Polsingford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bexley.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Gravesend.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Edmonton.

R149 R-boat
Launched 29 November 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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