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29th September 1944

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Ninth Air Force. 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers hit marshalling yards and rail sidings at Prum, Euskirchen, and Bingen, dragon's teeth antitank defences near Webenheim, and marshalling yards, rail sidings, warehouses and barracks at Julich and Bitburg. Over 1,500 fighters escort bombers, hit railroads, fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance over wide areas of the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, East France, and in West Germany as far East as Frankfurt Main.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers and medium bombers are again grounded by weather. Fighter-bombers, hampered by weather, fly 52 sorties in afternoon, cutting rail lines leading South from Milan.

Tenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack and damage the main bridge, knock out the bypass bridge and silence adjoining antiaircraft positions on Burma Road near Uamhkai. 18 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers haul fuel to Yungning, Liuchow, and Kunming.

Fourteenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Mangshih, 24 bomb Tien Ho and White Cloud airfields, and 15 hit targets around Chuanhsien, Taochuan and Taohsien. About 100 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters again attack various targets throughout vast expanses of China South of the Yangtze River, hitting road, rail, and river targets, troops, and town areas.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Kendari airfield is bombed by United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit both Namlea airfields while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers blast Liang and Haroekoe airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes, continue to pound Urarom airfield other A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Faan airfield.

Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Marcus. 2 others hit Iwo Jima and Pagan. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe gun positions on Pagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Eniwetok pound Truk.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Katooka naval base and Kokutan Cape.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hemsby, near Yarmouth.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Horstead.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Witlingham, near Norwich.

M802 Minesweeper
Launched 29 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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