Eighth Air Force. Over 1,300 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers, in 4 forces, bomb 5 synthetic oil plants,
an armament, a tank, and an aero engine works in Central and
Northeast Germany, plus 16 identified and 19 other unidentified
targets in the area. 19 escorting fighters groups claim 22
air victories including 4 jets. Air opposition and ground
fire is heavy. 52 heavy bombers and 15 fighters are lost.
Ninth Air Force. Headquarters cancels previous instructions
against bombing bridges and opens to attack all bridges on
United States front, except those over the Rhine River. 300
medium bombers and light bombers strike bridges at Arnhem,
Bullay, and Dillingen, supply depot at Euskirchen, and marshalling
yard and warehouse at Hengelo and Trier. Fighters fly bomber
escort, sweeps and armed reconnaissance in forward areas,
hitting railroads, barges, and troop concentrations, and support
ground forces in East France and West Germany.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again grounds medium bombers. Fighter-bombers
hit guns and troop concentrations in battle area, which extends
over wide front South of Bologna in region of Monte Stanco,
Monte Cauala, Monte Castellaro, and Monte Ceci, and command
to the North.
Fifteenth Air Force. 350 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Lobau and Schwechat oil refineries and Winterhafen
oil depot in Vienna area. Nearly 30 others hit targets in
Hungary including marshalling yards at Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg.
330 heavy bombers, escorted by P-38 Lightning fighters and
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, attack marshalling yards at
Nove Zamky and Komarom and airfield at Gyor. 6 B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 54 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers,
evacuate United States airmen from Czechoslovakia to Italy.
Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters bomb supplies and troops at Man Hpa.
Large-scale transport operations continue to deliver men and
supplies to various points in China-Burma-India (CBI).
Fourteenth Air Force. 53 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance
attack troop concentrations, bridges, river and rail traffic,
town areas, and supply dumps around Tunghsiangchiao, Pingnam,
Hsinganhsien, Chuanhsien, Lingling, Wuchou, Houmachen, Chiuchiang,
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Mindanao bomb Zamboanga
while a P-38 Lightning fighters cover force hits seaplanes,
shipping, and other targets in the area. B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers bomb Langoan, Tompaso, and Tondegesang. P-38 Lightning
fighters attack Kaoe Island, and hit Boela oil tanks. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb storage area on West Amboina.
P-38 Lightning fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike
Doom Island and Babo airfield.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan, on armed reconnaissance,
attack Marcus and nearby shipping.
launched against England, hit Pitsea, near Southend.
Commissioned 7 October 1944
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