Eighth Air Force. Around 275 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Bingen,
Oberlahnstein, and Koblenz, Lutzel, along with a railroad
and 4 targets. Over 150 heavy bombers abort because of heavy
clouds. 8 fighters groups fly support, encounter over 100
fighters and claim 17 destroyed. Fighters down 8 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers at Bingen. 3 fighters groups fly sweeps over
Cologne, Kassel, Mannheim, Frankfurt Main area, meet about
50 fighters and claim 15 destroyed.
Ninth Air Force. 210 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers bomb areas of Saarlautern, Ensdorf, and Fraulautern.
Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division, fly armed reconnaissance
over West Germany (targets hit include marshalling yard and
bridges), and support United States 1st Infantry Division
at Luchem, 104th Infantry Division at Inden, and 8th Infantry
Division in Brandenberger Forest Tiefenbach Creek area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers hit several bridges in North and Northeast Italy,
scoring effective hits on 2 bridges across the Piave and Brenta
Rivers and 4 on the Brenner line. Fighters and fighter-bombers
attack command in Po Valley and support United States Fifth
Army forces in battle area South of Bologna. On 1
December 1944, A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Ghedi airfield
and targets in North Central Po Valley and trains on Brenner
Fifteenth Air Force. Around 500 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack Blechhammer North and South,
Odertal and Vienna, Floridsdorf oil refineries, and Strasshof
and Celldomolk marshalling yard and Medvedov highway bridge,
plus scattered targets in Central and East Europe. Fighters
fly escort and carry out reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
fly close support strikes in Bhamo battle sector. Supply areas,
ammunition dumps, personnel and tank concentrations, and strongholds
at Mayathein, Kwingyi, Nanthe, Hsai-hkao, Hsenwi, Man Hkam,
Wuntho, Tedaw, and Old Lashio are hit by 60 fighter-bombers.
16 others hit rolling stock on rail line between Hsipaw and
Lashio and strafe supply train in Pangkyawng. 10 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers pound several North Burma bridges, knocking
out road bridges at Tonglau and Nam Nung and 2 railroad or
barges at langon. transports fly 286 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage several buildings at Hsenwi.
39 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning
fighters on armed reconnaissance attack troops, horses, trucks,
railroad yards, shipping, storage facilities, and road machinery
between Yungfengshih and Paoching, from Wanling to Lashio,
in Chiuchiang area, North of Wanling and Nan-Tan, and at Kichang
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Dumaguete, Matina, and Cagayan
airfields. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers attack Borebore airfield and Kendari. Fighter-bombers
in Central Phil and Mindanao support ground forces and hit
supplies, command, and a variety of targets. Medium bombers
bomb Namlea airfield and attack shipping off Ceram.
Seventh Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam hit Iwo Jima. During
1944, 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper missions from
Saipan and Guam bomb airfields on Iwo Jima.
launched against England, hit Ramsholt.
launched against England, hit near Clacton.
launched against England, hit Benfleet.
launched against England, hit Dagenham.
launched against England, hit Lambeth.
launched against England, hit Grays Thurrock.
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