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29th October 1944

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Ninth Air Force. Nearly 170 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers bomb rail bridges at Mayen, Konz, Karthaus, Ellern, Moerdijke, and Euskirchen. Fighters fly escort to bombers, sweeps, defensive patrols, armed reconnaissance over wide areas of East France, the Netherlands, and Germany, bomb rail targets and bridges, and fly cover for United States XIX Corps in Belgium.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again restricts operations. XXII Tactical Air Command fighter-bombers fly 16 sorties against railroad targets in Po Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. 35 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers of over 165 heavy bombers dispatched with fighters escort, bomb Munich West marshalling yard. The remainder and 670 other heavy bombers, dispatched against targets in South Germany, abort mission due to bad weather. 30 P-38 Lightning fighters, after escort duty, strafe command lines from Wels to Kienberg, destroying 17 locomotives and several other road and rail transportation targets.

Tenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers again attack a wide variety of targets including troop concentrations, bridges, supply dumps, and numerous targets at Kawlin, Wingnang, Hsenwi, Bhamo, Shwegu, Kyungon, Tugyaung, Yebyangale, Henu, and Kayin.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters in support of Chinese ground forces blast hill positions in Lungling and Mangshih areas. Others damage bridge at Sinshih, bomb Kweiyi and Paoching, hit railroad targets between Siaokan and Sinyang, and strafe airfields at Chingmen, Tangyang, and Ichang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers, operating in small forces, are active against airfields, antiaircraft positions, and targets on Halmahera Island. Fighter-bombers also hit Ransiki while fighter-bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Urarom and Soeli and strafe targets throughout Urarom, Kaimana area.

Thirteenth Air Force. Thirteenth Air Force moves from Noemfoor Island to Morotai Island.

Seventh Air Force. 19 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Chichi Jima. 2 from Guam strike Yap.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on reconnaissance hit Tomari Cape buildings and a freighter which is left listing.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shenfield, Essex.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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