Eighth Air Force. More than 1,200 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers hit 8 marshalling yards, 6 bridges,
rail junction and city area, and 13 targets in West Germany.
11 fighters groups fly escort, 2 others fly area sweeps.
Ninth Air Force. Weather forces recall and cancellation of
9th Bomber Division and IX Tactical Air Command missions.
XXIX Tactical Air Command flies armed reconnaissance over
battle area and around Wallersheim and XIX Tactical Air Command
covers large areas of France, Belgium, and Germany hitting
numerous ground targets and supports United States III, VIII,
and XII Corps in Saint-Hubert, Bastogne and Diekirch areas.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium
bombers concentrate major effort on rail line running North
to Brenner Pass, hitting fill at Dolce and bridges at Calliano,
Ala, and Santa Margherita d'Adige, and ammunition dump at
Bologna. Fighter-bombers blast road bridges, support United
States Fifth Army Southeast of La Spezia, and hit bridges
in Mantua and Modena areas. During 29
December 1944, light bombers hit targets at numerous North
Italian locations, including Ghedi airfield, and train South
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters knock out and damage bridges at Man Pwe,
Ho-hko (2), and Inailong. 17 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
blast troop and supply area at Kyatpyin. 28 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters hit troops, supplies,
and areas of enemy activity at Myethin, Manna, Nanponpon,
Lawa, Sabenago, Hmattawmu, and Hosi. Transports complete 338
sorties to forward areas. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue
single plane offensive reconnaissance over command lines during
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers damage a bridge West of Kengtung
while 2 others Northeast of Thanh Moi damage a bridge, railroad
tracks, and more than 40 boxcars. 40 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance attack targets at
several points including areas around Mong Nawng, Man Pong,
Mong Long, Ka-chun, Shanhsien, Ichang, and Shayang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). In the principal action of the
day, fighter-bombers pound airfields in Central Phil, North
Borneo, and North and South West Celebes while B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers hit barge anchorage and supplies at Haroekoe.
Smaller strikes by B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers, and fighter-bombers are flown against shipping,
oil targets, airfields, and targets throughout Philippine
Islands and Netherlands East Indies (NEI).
Seventh Air Force. 14 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima which
is hit again over an almost 7 hour period, 30-31
December 1944, by 9 heavy bombers singly operating from Guam.
launched against England, hit West Ham, Prince Regent Lane.
launched against England, hit Ilford.
launched against England, hit Northfleet.
launched against England, hit Sutton at Hone.
launched against England, hit Stansgate Abbey, near Maldon.
launched against England, hit Orsett, Essex.
Launched 30 December 1944
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