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7th November 1944

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Ninth Air Force. No bomber operations because of unfavourable weather. Fighters fly patrols and armed reconnaissance, attacking railroads, guns positions and other targets. IX Tactical Air Command supports United States V Corps as fierce counterattacks force United States 28th Infantry Division to retreat from village of Kommerscheidt. V Corps decides to withdraw Kall River bridgehead.

Twelfth Air Force.

Adjutant General officially orders de facto action of 19 October 1944 re-designating XII Fighter Command to XXII Tactical Air Command. Medium bombers of 42d Bomber Wing aid Desert Air Force (DAF) in supporting British Eighth Army's attack on Forli. 57th Bomber Wing continues interdiction campaign against railway supply lines in Northeast Italy. Fighter-bombers closely support United States Fifth Army forces astride Idice River in mountains South of Bologna and bomb command North of the Apennines, scoring many hits on bridges between Piacenza and Bologna.

Fifteenth Air Force. More than 550 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Maribor, Alipasin Most, and Brunico marshalling yards, Vienna, Floridsdorf oil refinery, Brenner Pass railroad route, railroad bridges at Pinzano al Tagliamento, Casarsa della Delizia, Mezzocorona, Ora, and Albes, and troop concentrations at Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Prijepolje, and Mitrovica. Fighters escort all operations except the attacks on troop concentrations. 124 P-38 Lightning fighters strafe troop concentrations at Podgorica and roads and railroads near Raska, between Visegrad, Prijepolje, Sjenica and from Sjenica to Novi Pazar.

Tenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit gun positions, supply areas, and troops at Bhamo, Pintin, and in vicinity of Myazedi, bomb airfields at Kawlin, Shwebo, and Onbauk, hit fuel dump near Panghkam road junction, attack railroad targets between Indaw and Shwebo, and targets along the Irrawaddy between Bhamo and Katha. 28 other P-47 Thunderbolt fighters maintain overlapping patrols over area South of Myitkyina. Transports fly 260 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb railroad yards at Yuncheng. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 21 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters hit targets around Mangshih, Chefang, Wanling, and Lungling.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and fighter-bombers hit Fabrica, Alicante, Bacolod, and Opon airfields, shipping at various Central Phil locations, and command and supply targets at Tambuco, Ormoc, Palompon, Valencia, and other areas. P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Del Monte airfield and targets in Macajalar Bay, Mindanao, and Mandai airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Tanamon, Mapanget, and Langoan. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit Galela, Miti, and Kaoe airfields. In sweeps over Boeroe and Ceram small groups of B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit runways and small shipping. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Raba Estate.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam strike Iwo Jima and, during armed reconnaissance flight, bomb antiaircraft positions on Marcus. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe airfields on Pagan during the early morning and follow up with rocket and strafing runs later in the morning.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Weeley, near Clacton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Canvey Island.

R406 R-boat
Commissioned 7 November 1944

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