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
Twelfth Air Force.
Adjutant General officially orders de facto action of 19
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
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.
launched against England, hit Weeley, near Clacton.
launched against England, hit Canvey Island.
Commissioned 7 November 1944
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