Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,200 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers strike 4 synthetic oil plants
at Bohlen, Zeitz, Merseburg, Leuna, and Lutzkendorf, and marshalling
yards at Neunkirchen and Homburg, Saar. 16 Eighth Air Force
and 3 Ninth Air Force fighters groups providing escort encounter
sporadic fighters opposition. Intense accurate flak downs
at least 29 heavy bombers of a total loss of around 40.
Ninth Air Force. 288 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers attack defended villages
of Vettweiss, Stockheim, Erp, and Pirmasens, armed vehicle
repair centre at Gemund, a rail tunnel, a military camp at
Malsbenden, and marshalling yard at Zweibrucken. Fighters
escort 9th Bomber Division, give area support to Eighth Air
Force heavy bombers at Leipzig, fly sweeps, dive bombing missions,
and reconnaissance over West Germany, and support elements
of United States VII Corps in Hurtgen area (especially 104th
Division at Lammersdorf and Inden).
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb bridges at Romano di Lombardia
and Crema. Fighters and fighter-bombers attack command in
Po Valley, cutting rail lines and destroying a large number
of railroad cars and motor transport. Targets also include
bridges, guns, and buildings.
Fifteenth Air Force. On 29
November 1944, 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Linz benzol plant. 3 others
hit marshalling yards at Villach, Klagenfurt, and Gmunden.
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit marshalling yards at Munich
and Innsbruck. During day P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers fly reconnaissance over Yugoslavia,
Italy, and Germany.
Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers knock out and damage bridges at Bawgyo,
Namhkai, and Hsenwi. 16 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support
ground forces at Bhamo. Town of Pinwe is found to be free
of enemy forces. About 70 fighter-bombers attack troops and
supply areas at several locations including Molo, Naungmo,
Namun, Hkumpen, Myadaung, Kutkai, Kanbalu, Kyauk, and Natpe.
13 others attack bridges at Meza and in Bawdwin area. 8 strafe
targets along Kyaukme Panglong road. 321 transport sorties
are flown to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
damage 2 railroad bridges and several buildings at Phu Lang
Thuong and Phu Ly. 11 bomb 5 warehouses and several other
buildings at Lashio, and Wanling. 9 fighter-bombers hit shipping,
rail targets, and troops at various points in Thailand. 23
fighter-bombers attack targets in Chefang area.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in major strikes of the day hit
Malimpoeng and Parepare, Legaspi airfield, Matina airfield,
and 4 airfields on Halmahera. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
strike Dumaguete airfield. Fighter-bombers, heavy bombers,
and medium bombers fly armed reconnaissance, harassing strikes,
and light raids over various areas of Netherlands East Indies
(NEI) and Philippine Islands.
Seventh Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb airfields on
Iwo Jima. 8 Guam based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, escorting
photo aeroplanes over the Kazan and Bonin Islands, bomb Haha
Jima. 37 from Angaur hit Legaspi airfield. During 29
November 1944, 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam and
Saipan, bomb Iwo Jima airfield during snooper missions.
Eleventh Air Force. A weather sortie is the only mission.
launched against England, hit Leystonstone.
launched against England, hit Greenwich.
launched against England, hit near Foulness Point.
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