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4th October 1944

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers drop leaflets in Metz, Saint-Die, and Saarburg areas. Fighters support United States First and Third Armies in West Germany and East France, escort medium bombers, and fly armed reconnaissance in forward areas, attacking rail and military targets.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather restricts medium bombers to attacks on 2 bridges at Bistagno and Villafranca d'Asti. Fighter-bombers closely support ground forces fighting in Loiano Quinzanod'Oglio-Sassoleone areas, and hit command North of battle areas.

Fifteenth Air Force. 327 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with fighters escort, bomb Munich West marshalling yard. Around 400 other heavy bombers attack rail line in Trento Mezzaselva area covering over 50 miles of the Brenner route, Aviano airfield, Avisio viaduct, and railroad and road bridges at Pinzano al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Latisana, Casarsa della Delizia, Mezzocorona, Ora, and San Dona di Piave. 39 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe Tatoi, Kalamaki, and Eleusis airfields. Other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft and fly reconnaissance.

Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters damage approaches to bridge between Myitkyina and Bhamo. 16 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit town of Palwesho. 4 others hit small towns South of Bhamo, including Man The and Hantet.

Fourteenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Hsinantien and areas North of Chefang. 80 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers continue to attack targets during armed reconnaissance over areas of China South of the Yangtze. More than 20 fighter-bombers hit buildings, troops, and river shipping in Paoching area.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Sidate and and Bolaang-oeki. P-40 fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Galela and Kaoe airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers on shipping sweep bomb town and port area of Amboina, hit wharf at Halong, and attack shipping and shore targets at various points.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan attack shipping West of Iwo Jima and bomb airfields, radio station, buildings, and area targets on Marcus, Pagan, and Iwo Jima. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit gun positions, beach defences, buildings, and wharf area on Pagan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the Marshalls bomb airfields at Moen.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers weather aborts a photo run off Matsuwa. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers 's bomb a freighter and a barge off Shimushu. 15-17 fighters intercept and the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers score one victory.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Yarmouth.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Rocklands St Mary's, Norwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Costwick, near Norwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Spixworth.

R255 R-boat
Launched 4 October 1944

R264 R-boat
Launched 4 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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