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4th November 1944

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Eighth Air Force. Approximately 1,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers operating in 6 forces attack synthetic oil plants, oil refineries, and benzol plant at Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Hamburg, Harburg, Misburg, and Neunkirchen, and several targets. 17 fighters groups, including a Ninth Air Force group, provide support.

Ninth Air Force. 218 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers hit Trier ordnance depot, Baumholder depot, and Eschweiler gun positions. Fighters escort the 9th Bomber Division, attack railroads, bridges, and other targets, and support United States XX Corps in Aachen area.

Twelfth Air Force. Over 200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers of 42d Bomber Wing hit railway and road bridges in Brenner Pass. More than 130 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers of 57th Bomber Wing strike command in West Po Valley, cutting at least 4 bridges. Fighters and fighter-bombers of XXII Tactical Air Command concentrate on command targets and trains in Po Valley and defences in battle area South of Bologna. Some XXII Tactical Air Command aircraft hit guns on North Italian coast, some hit rocket launching site and command North of battle area, and 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb Milan hotel where Adolf Hitler is rumoured to be staying.

Fifteenth Air Force. 715 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers with fighters escorts pound oil storage at Regensburg, marshalling yards at Munich and Augsburg, main marshalling yard and a benzol plant at Linz, a troop concentration at Podgorica, as well as attacking several alternate targets and scattered targets including marshalling yards at Wels and Kufstein, Erding, airfield, railroad targets in and near Rosenheim, and towns of Strass and Muhldorf.

Tenth Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pound Shwebo airfield while 6 others bomb stores of guns and ammunition at Mong Yaw.

Fourteenth Air Force. 34 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters, P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and P-38 Lightning fighters attack road traffic and other targets in Mangshih and Lungling areas. 4 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb pass near Menghsu, blocking the highway.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again pound Alicante airfield.

Seventh Air Force. 18 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima airfields. 2 others, on shipping reconnaissance, bomb Haha Jima. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed reconnaissance from Guam bomb Marcus. 16 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb landing strip on Pagan.

Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike airfield, buildings, and off shore shipping at Suribachi and Kurabu.

Zone of Interior. First report is received of Japanese balloon South West of San Pedro United States Navy (USN) recovers some apparatus, envelope, and rigging.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Sutton at hone.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wakering Stairs, Southend.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Romford.

Robert Weber
Takes command of the battleship Tirpitz on 4 November 1944 to 12 November 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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