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6th November 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Over 1,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers in 6 forces attack 6 oil and chemical installations, a canal aqueduct and aircraft repair plant, along with 3 marshalling yards, an airfield, and several targets in North and North West Germany. 16 fighters groups afford close escort and later strafe ground targets in North West Germany and the Netherlands.

Ninth Air Force. Weather grounds 9th Bomber Division. Fighters, during armed reconnaissance, attack railroads and bridges. IX Tactical Air Command also supports ground forces in Schmidt area.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers strike electric transformers and converters, railway bridges and railway fills on the rail line through Brenner Pass. Fighter-bombers and fighters again hit troops and gun positions in the battle lines South of Bologna and command targets North of the battle area.

Fifteenth Air Force. 580 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters-escorted heavy bombers bomb Moosbierbaum oil refinery and Vienna South ordnance depot, alternate targets of Kapfenberg steel works, Deutsch Wagram, Graz and Maribor marshalling yards, and railroad power sub station at Bolzano.

Army Air Force, India-Burma Theatre. Army Air Force, India-Burma Sector, China-Burma-India Theatre is redesignated Army Air Force, India-Burma Theatre.

Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, sweep airfields at Anisakan, Onbauk, Shwebo, Kin, and Kawlin destroy and damage bridges at Hinlong and Wingkang; bomb town of Mawtaung and marshalling yard at Kanbalu; hit boxcars at Wuntho and Meza, boats along the Irrawaddy from Katha to Twinnge. And attack several scattered targets. 28 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters fly combat patrols South of Myitkyina. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb military area at Namun and supply dump at Mansi. Large-scale transport operations continue.

Fourteenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters pound Mangshih and Lungling areas. 15 others hit buildings and other targets at Wanling and around Chefang and Kweihsien.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Lahug and Fabrica airfields, while fighter-bombers pound Palompon, bridge North of Valencia, and barges in Ormoc Bay. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Malili.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb shipping at Okimura and Higashi-minato and hit island of Ani Jima. During 6-7 November 1944, a snooper mission is flown over Iwo Jima airfields. Dispersal areas and runways are bombed. Beginning on this date and continuing through 24 December 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on Saipan fly 24 missions to lay 170 mines in several anchorage throughout the Bonin Islands.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Torishima Islands, score a hit on a large building, sink two nearby barges, and probably hit other shipping targets. About 20 fighters intercept, downing 1 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers . The medium bombers claim 3 victories.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Luton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Yalding, near Maidstone.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bexleyheath.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Little Warley, near Brentwood.

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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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