Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau and Lord Keynes begin
series of talks on the course of Lend-Lease between V-E and
Victory in Japan.
Eighth Air Force. General Order 507 implements decision of
, to assign staff officers of Headquarters VIII Fighter
Command to Headquarters Eighth Air Force to represent units
in administrative functions, thus eliminating administrative
and operational control from Headquarters VIII Fighter Command
and placing it under Eighth Air Force Headquarters. This is
necessitated by the transfer of fighters groups to bomb divisions.
Over 900 heavy bombers, escorted by 15 fighters groups, strike
4 primary targets (a marshalling yard and 4 airfields) in
North West Germany and several secondary targets and targets
(marshalling yard, airfield, city areas) in the same area,
especially around Dusseldorf and Cologne.
Ninth Air Force. 330 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers dispatched against targets
in Arnhem, Aldenhoven, and Duren are recalled. Fighters hit
pillboxes along Westwall, support ground forces of XV Corps
in France, fly armed reconnaissance in Prum, Bonn, Koblenz,
Trier and Landau areas, hit targets along Rhine, Marne Canal,
and during 5 October 1944, fly patrol in Belgium, East France,
and West Germany.
Twelfth Air Force. During 4
October 1944, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb targets in battle area in mountains South
of Bologna and North of Arno River Valley. During the day
weather grounds medium bombers wings and XII Fighter Command.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather causes recall of heavy bombers.
Tenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters hit Mawlu and attack locomotives and
targets in Naba area. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack
bridges at Namhkai, damaging the main bridge. Troop Carriers
fly over 250 sorties to various locations in China-Burma-India
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 22 fighter-bombers attack
Samshui, Koyiu and Takhing. 8 hit targets in Canton Wuchou
area, and 3 bomb storage area at Mangshih. 50 P-40 fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers over wide areas of South
China attack river craft, road traffic, bridges, town areas,
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields in Kendari area.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit
Kairatoe airfield, town of Amboina and numerous coastal and
shipping targets in Amboina Ceram area. A-20 Havoc light bombers,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and fighter-bombers attack Urarom,
Simora Point area, Doom Island, Babo, Efman and Samate airfields
and disposal areas. A-20 Havoc light bombers blast Japanese
bivouacs and supply areas near Sarmi.
Seventh Air Force. Saipan based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit Pagan with rockets and
bombs. A B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs gun positions
on the islands. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from the Gilberts
bomb runways and gun positions on Nauru while B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers from the Marshalls bomb an airfield at Moen
and during 5-6
October 1944, strike Wake.
Eleventh Air Force. At dawn 2 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kashiwabara and
launched against England, hit Goose Green, Hoddesdon.
launched against England, hit near Great Yarmouth.
launched against England, hit Taverham Hall Farm, Norwich.
launched against England, hit Peasenhall.
launched against England, hit Surlingham.
launched against England, hit Acle.
launched against England, hit Little Plumstead.
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