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
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
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again pound Alicante airfield.
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.
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.
England, hit Ilford. V-2
launched against England, hit Sutton at hone. V-2
launched against England, hit Wakering Stairs, Southend. V-2
launched against England, hit Romford. Robert
Takes command of the battleship Tirpitz
on 4 November 1944 to 12 November
1944 Go To: 5th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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