Eighth Air Force. As part of move to create self sustaining,
mobile air divisions, all sub depots are relieved from assignment
to VIII Air Force Services Command and assigned to the 3 bomb
divisions with VIII Air Force Services Command retaining technical
Ninth Air Force. 29 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-26 Invader light bombers
hit Sinzig rail bridge. Fighters escort The British Royal
Air Force (RAF), bomb gun positions, bridges, and city areas,
fly armed reconnaissance, and support United States V and
VII Corps West of Schmidt and Duren, and XX Corps and XII
Corps in Sarreguemines and Dillingen areas.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather again greatly curtails operations.
4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
on weather reconnaissance of West Po Valley attack trains,
claiming destruction of 4 locomotives and damage of almost
100 train cars. On 7
December 1944, 3 A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb targets in
Fifteenth Air Force. Again hitting command targets in predawn
attack 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Moosbierbaum oil refinery and Graz, Klagenfurt, and Villach
marshalling yards. Later in the day P-38 Lightning fighters
fly photo and weather reconnaissance missions. P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers escort the photo reconnaissance flights over
Vienna area, West Hungary, and North Yugoslavia.
Tenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Bhamo area.
28 hit supply areas at Kyingyi, Loi-Lun, and Hke-hkun. 12
bomb troop concentrations at Namti and 4 hit village on Nawnghkem.
16 fighter-bombers attack Shwebo motor pool and radio station
while 6 others hit Namun ferry landing. 7 aircraft knock out
a bypass bridge at Namhkai and 8 fighter-bombers hit railroad
targets between Sedaw and Nawnghkio. Large-scale transport
Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Nan Tan area, killing many
horses. 14 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit airfields and
other targets at Nanking, claiming 24 aeroplanes, a freighter,
and 2 locomotives destroyed. 15 P-40 fighters blast railroad
targets and buildings from Nan Tan area to Liuchow. 25 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers hit Hochih and troops, warehouses,
trucks and ammunition dump in the area. 20 other fighter-bombers
on armed reconnaissance hit various targets around Lipo, Shihhweiyao,
Tuhshan, Santon, Paoching, Hengyang, Taiyuan, and Linfen areas.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). 60 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers (along
with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes) hit airfields
and various other targets on Halmahera. 60 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Mandurriao, Lahug and La Carlota airfields
while fighter-bombers hit San Isidro area. Far East Air Force
(FEAF) aircraft fly armed reconnaissance and light raids over
North Borneo, North Celebes, Flores, and Wewak area.
Twentieth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's from the Marianas join P-38
Lightning fighters, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and Navy
cruisers in strike against airfields on Iwo Jima from which
Japanese strikes against United States airfields in the Marianas
are being launched. The Japanese aircraft strike the airfields
on 2 November
, and 27
was the largest attack 25 aircraft. And
from 25 December
in very minor degrees. Altogether about 80
aircraft attack, and nearly 40 are downed. 11 B-29 Superfortress
heavy bomber's are destroyed and 43 damaged.
Seventh Air Force. 89 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam and Saipan join B-29
Superfortress heavy bomber's and naval vessels in bombarding
Iwo Jima airfields. 28 P-38 Lightning fighters escort the
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's. The strikes are aimed at
reducing the raids against United States bases in the Marianas.
launched against England, hit Canewdon.
launched against England, hit near Brentwood.
launched against England, hit near Tiptree.
Sunk 8 December 1944
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