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6th October 1944

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Almost 1,200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack 11 primaries, including oil plants, aircraft factories, ordnance facilities, and airfield training school, in North Germany, and 19 targets including airfields at Stralsund and Stade. 16 fighters groups in escort claim 19 air victories.

Ninth Air Force. 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers hit marshalling yards, barracks, and ammunition dump at Hengelo and Duren and bridges at Arnhem and Aldenhoven. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance in Dusseldorf, Aachen, Trier, Dieuze, and Koblenz areas, sweeps and patrols in forward areas, attack railroads in Dorsel area, and support United States First, Third, and Seventh Armies' forces in East France and West Germany.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather cancels all operations of medium bombers wings and XII Fighter Command.

Fifteenth Air Force. Weather cancels bombing operations. 35 P-38 Lightning fighters strafe airfields at Sedhes, Megalo Mikra, Megara, Eleusis, and Tatoi airfields, and 55 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe Kalamaki airfield.

Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb troop concentrations in Mawlu and Bilumyo and damage approach to bridge at Seywa. 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack bridges at Hsenwi, damaging main bridge but causing little harm to bypass bridges. Transport operations continue on large scale in China-Burma-India (CBI).

Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Wuchou and attack boats and other targets in Canton area. 50 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance over areas of China South of the Yangtze River attack river craft, bridges, town areas, troop concentrations and targets along North Indochina coast.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters hit Kaoe airfield and shipping near Djailolo. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb Kaimana. In Ceram Amboina Boeroe area B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack Namlea, Waai, Amahai, and several small craft.

Twentieth Air Force. The first United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-61 Black Widow, night fighters arrive in Chengtu on even of third air raid. In 10 attacks from 6 September 1944 to 19 December 1944, only 43 aircraft participate.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan hit Iwo Jima in harassment attacks during 6-7 October 1944. A B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Kwajalein bombs heavy gun battery on Emidj. During 6-7 October 1944, 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Wake.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shotesham all Saints.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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