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30th August 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Approximately 200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers supported by 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers bomb 8 V-weapon sites in Pas de Calais area. Later in the day over 600 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers supported by 7 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups bomb U-boat base and shipyards at Kiel, and aircraft plant and other industry in the Bremen area.

Ninth Air Force. Nearly 75 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb fuel dump near Arquesla Bataille, Rouxmesnil Bouteilles, and gun positions around Ile de Cezembre. Weather grounds fighters.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather grounds medium bombers. Light bombers hit targets during 29-30 August 1944, and fuel storage while fighter-bombers pound roads and railroads in Po Valley and, on armed reconnaissance over Rhone Valley, attack rail lines and motor and horse drawn vehicles, as United States Seventh Army elements continue up Rhone Valley toward Lyon.

Fifteenth Air Force. Over 100 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb railroad bridges at Cuprija, Novi Sad, and Vranjevo. Nearly 100 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe Kecskemet and Oradea airfields.

Tenth Air Force. Several United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb and strafe town of Man Sai.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Hengyang, Pailochi, and Hankow airfields, roads in Nanyo and Changsha areas, and boats between Changsha and Hengyang, and Kichun and Wuhsueh. In Kweiyi and Sintsiang areas 33 P-40 fighters claim 58 trucks destroyed, 175 damaged, and at least 100 Japanese killed. 10 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit scattered target's in same areas. 21 P-40 fighters hit barracks, trucks, and a bridge in Siangsiang and Siangtan region. 34 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack a variety of targets, including railroad traffic and facilities, occupied areas, and trucks, at Yangtien, between Hengshan and Nanyo, Northeast of Ichang, South West Hengshan, and near Hengyang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Koror and Malakal are pounded by United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Wasile Bay storage and personnel areas while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers make low-level attack on Kaoe town. P-38 Lightning fighters bomb oil tanks, barracks, and antiaircraft positions at Boela. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Urarom runway and Manokwari storage area, P-38 Lightning fighters bomb airfields at Babo and Ransiki, and P-39 fighters hit targets along West coast of Geelvink Bay.

Seventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance from Saipan bombs Yap. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe positions and storage areas on Pagan. Kwajalein based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Mille.

R312 R-boat
Launched 30 August 1944

R35 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 1944

R193 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 1944

R196 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 1944, along with R197

R206 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 1944, along with R207

R209 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 1944

R216 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 1944

R248 R-boat
Sunk 30 August 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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