Eighth Air Force. Eighth Air Force is ordered to increase
size of 406th Bomber Squadron (Night Leaflet), as liberation
of Europe and conquest of Germany accelerate. About 1,100
heavy bombers in 5 separate forces attack synthetic oil plant
at Merseburg, Leuna, Castrop-Rauxel, Sterkrade, and Bielefeld,
Schildesche railroad and marshalling yard, along with several
targets. Opposition is heavy with an estimated 500 fighters
attacking, mainly against the Merseburg, Leuna force claiming
40 heavy bombers. The 17 escorting fighters groups lose 28
planes. Total of over 160 fighters are claimed destroyed.
Ninth Air Force. 147 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
bombers of 9th Bomber Division attack rail bridges at Mayen, Euskirchen,
Bullay, Konz Karthaus, and Trier. Fighters fly escort to 9th
Bomber Division and Eighth Air Force, attack bridges, fly
armed reconnaissance and night patrol, and provide support
for ground forces in front line areas.
Twelfth Air Force. Clouds over Po Valley prevent medium bombers
operations. XXII Tactical Air Command aircraft are also grounded
due to unserviceable fields and bad weather over Italian battle
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather curtails operations. 5 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
bomb Moosbierbaum oil refinery, while 2 others hit an airfield
North of the city and bomb Klagenfurt. 6 P-38 Lightning fighters
fly weather reconnaissance missions. All other operations
Tenth Air Force. Tenth Air Force moves from New Delhi to Myitkyina.
80 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit variety of targets. The fighter-bombers
bomb bridge at Ho-hko, support ground forces at Myothit, bomb
supply dumps at Namdaungmawn personnel and supply areas at
Naungletgyi and Mawtaung, knock out bridge at Meza, hit nearby
railroad cars, attack airfields at Nawnghkio and Sinlanzu
and strike boats and boxcars South of Katha. 8 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers knock out 2 bridges at Tangon and Tantabin.
A single B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bombs Indaw. Transports
fly 268 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning
fighters on armed reconnaissance over South West and Southeast
China and North Indochina attack targets in Lungling and Mangshih
area, knock out bridge at Dara and hit Nantingshun and Pinglo
towns. The fighter-bombers also damage 4 factories at Kweilin,
hit tanks and troop concentrations North of town, attack targets
near Pinglo, Tahsu and East of Yungfu, and airfield, barracks,
town area, and trains at Gia Lam.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Ormoc Bay attack Japanese
convoy, claiming 1 transport sunk and another damaged. P-38
Lightning fighters hit smaller shipping in Ormoc Bay, strafe
vehicles from Ormoc to Valencia, and bomb San Enrique. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers pound Matina, Libby, Davao and Likanan
airfields. During 2-3
November 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Makassar,
concentrating on wharf area.
Twentieth Air Force. 17 Marianas based United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb sub
pens on Dublon Island.
Seventh Air Force. 11 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Chichi Jima.
3 from Guam, on armed reconnaissance, hit Marcus.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Suribachi and Onnekotan.
4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on a photo and offensive sweep
bomb targets at Torishima Islands and Hayakegawa setting fire
to 15 buildings, including a cannery.
launched against England, hit Ditton.
launched against England, hit Lewisham.
launched against England, hit Banstead.
launched against England, hit Long Reach.
Launched 2 November 1944
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