Eighth Air Force. Over 1,100 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Kassel, Soest,
Bebra, Giessen, and Mainz and as secondary targets Friedberg
and Koblenz marshalling yards, along with city of Fulda, and
several unidentified targets. 15 fighters groups fly support.
Most of the 70 fighters and heavy bombers failing to return
to United Kingdom land safely on the Continent.
Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents bomber operations. Fighters
fly armed reconnaissance and support United States 1st, 8th,
and 104th Infantry Divisions at Luchem, Bergstein, and East
of Inde River and XII and XX Corps in drive toward the Saar
River and around Saarlautern.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit defences in Bagnacavallo and Faenza
areas and ammunition dump at Tortona. XXII Tactical Air Command
aircraft hit targets in United States Fifth Army battle area
South of Bologna in the Apennines and command to the North
of the battle zone. During 3
December 1944, light bombers again bomb targets in Po Valley.
Fifteenth Air Force. 26 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters bomb railroad bridge at Zenica. 14
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers drop supplies in North Italy. P-38 Lightning fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly reconnaissance and escort
missions. Bad weather prevents heavy bomber bombing.
Tenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters attack and damage bridges at Kawnghka,
Namyao, Nampawng, Namhkai, and Hsenwi and demolish main bridge
at Ho-kho. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces
in Bhamo area. 60 fighter-bombers hit enemy held positions,
troop concentrations, supply areas, warehouses, and general
targets at Man Mau, Nwegyo, Hkayanzatkon, Mogok, Pangpong,
Namahokgyi, Kyusa, Man Maw, Mongnaw, and Man Htam. Transports
fly 308 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, supported by 12 P-40 fighters,
hit bridges, buildings, and river, road, and rail traffic
at several points in China, Indochina, and Burma including
Lashio, Kutkai, Namhkai, Saiping, Hsiangcheng, Lingling, Kweilin
area, between Minkiang and Sinantien, and between Sinyang
and Saiping. 90 fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance pound
numerous targets from Hsenwi to Nanning, Lang Son, and Namhkai
and across South China from Burma border to Amoy.
Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam hit Marcus while 3
from Saipan bomb Pagan. Snooper missions continue as 2 Marianas
based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima during 4-5
Eleventh Air Force. A weather aircraft aborts shortly after
launched against England, hit Tilbury.
launched against England, hit Canewdon, near Rochford.
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