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30th October 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Approximately 600 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers supported by 15 fighters groups attack oil refineries near Hamburg and 11 other targets including marshalling yards at Hamm and Munster. Clouds cause abort of around 600 other heavy bombers.

Ninth Air Force. 9th Bomber Division bombers are recalled from mission (mainly against bridges) because of bad weather. Fighters fly patrols and armed reconnaissance over Northeast France and in West Germany around Aachen and Rhine River. XIX Tactical Air Command escorts 9th Bomber Division and heavy bombers of Eighth Air Force.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again grounds medium bombers and limits XXII Tactical Air Command fighter-bombers and fighters to 51 sorties against scattered targets in Po Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. During 30-31 October 1944, 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Klagenfurt marshalling yard, P-38 Lightning fighters fly reconnaissance missions, while bad weather cancels all other operations.

Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out bridges at Namhkai, Wuntho, Thegyaung, and Nankan and damage others at Okkyin and Zawchaung. 50 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out Hpao Nam River bridge and strafe targets at several locations hit several bridges throughout North Burma rail corridor, damaging or knocking out each target support ground forces at Naba Station and Pinwe; and hit troop concentrations at Mansi and Man yut.

Fourteenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lay mines in Victoria Harbour. P-40 fighters bomb installations around Phu Lang Thuong and hit junks at sea.


Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Bacolod airfield, while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit San Roque airfield and barges at Zamboanga. P-38 Lightning fighters hit Sandakan airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Makassar wharf area while P-40 fighters, over Northeast peninsula, hit various targets. P-38 Lightning fighters hit Piroe. Urarom airfield is again bombed by A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers.

Twentieth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's from the Marianas bomb submarine pens on Dublon Island, 9 others bomb 2 miles beyond target.

Seventh Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance missions from Guam bomb Yap. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan, during 30-31 October 1944, snooper mission, bombs Iwo Jima. Saipan based P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Pagan. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from Makin strike Nauru.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly armed reconnaissance over Matsuwa and Onnekotan.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Beckton, near Barking.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit West Ham, Victoria Dock.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit West Ham, Forest Lane.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wapping, Hermitage wharf.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Elstree, Ridge Hill.

R210 R-boat
Sunk 30 October 1944

R211 R-boat
Sunk 30 October 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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