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3rd November 1944

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Ninth Air Force. 140 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers hit rail overpass at Kaiserslautern, and rail bridges at Neuwied Irlich, Bad Munster am Stein, Morscheid and Konz Karthaus. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance, ground forces cover, attack railroads, bridge, and observation posts in West Germany, and escort 9th Bomber Division.

Twelfth Air Force. Heavy clouds over most of North Italy begin to disperse. Medium bombers are still grounded but fighter-bombers manage to fly 8 sorties against gun positions in mountains South of Bologna.

Fifteenth Air Force. 46 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in an operation adapted to bad weather and flying without escort bomb Vienna South ordnance depot, Moosbierbaum oil refinery, Munich West, Klagenfurt aircraft factory, towns of Innsbruck and Graz, and rail line Southeast of Graz. The heavy bombers attack individually, depending on cloud cover for protection. Over 30 other heavy bombers abort due to clearing weather.

Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, supported by 18 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, hit Nawnghkio airfield. A single medium bombers attacks targets between Myitkyina and Lashio. 90 fighter-bombers attack bridges, enemy forces, town areas and numerous targets at Kawngmu, Namhai, Tonlon, Ho-hko, Hinlong, Namhsum, Hkusan, Hkawngwa, Wingkang, Namhkam, and South of Mansi.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) transports fly 240 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 69 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance over East Burma, South West and Southeast China, and North Indochina hit targets in Lungling area, damage railroad bridge South of Lashio, hit town of Mangshih and destroy nearby warehouse. The fighter-bombers hit town areas and docks at Takhing and Tengyun, attack troops in Mosun area, destroy 2 Japanese fighters near Amoy, hit trains at Hongay, and bomb areas on Hainan Island.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Alicante airfield. P-40 fighters hit highway and oil dump North of Ormoc. A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Babo airfield. During 3-4 November 1944 harassing strikes are flown at airfields in Central Philippine Islands, on Northeast peninsula of Celebes, and on Halmahera.

Twentieth Air Force. 49 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, operating from rear bases in Calcutta area, bomb Malagon railroad yards. Almost as many others hit alternate targets.

Seventh Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam pound shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. 34 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan bomb and strafe Pagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan continue armed reconnaissance and snooper missions over Marcus and Iwo Jima.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hornchurch.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Lewisham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking, Creekmouth.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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