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8th October 1944

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. Revision and elaboration from 28 September 1944 to 8 October 1944 of Ninth Air Force interdiction program against railroads connected with Rhine River results in issue of a new interdiction program. It includes rail lines further to the East and requires attacks by all 4 Tactical Air Commands of the Ninth Air Force, plus aid from British Second Tactical Air Force. More than 300 medium bombers and light bombers hit strong points and bridges over wide areas of East France and West Germany. Fighters support ground forces of United States VII, XV, XIX, and XX Corps in East France and West Germany, escort 9th Bomber Division, and attack airfields, railroads, and numerous military targets in forward areas.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather forces medium bombers to cancel missions. XII Fighter Command fighters are airborne to support ground forces over battle area and abort all missions.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to reconnaissance and sea search missions.

Tenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit targets in Mawhun and Manyut areas, knock out bridge at Seywa, and bomb railroad tracks in North Burma. 5 B-26 Marauder medium bombers damage 1 bridge and score hits on the other bridge approaches at Namhkai and knock out 2 bridges at Wuntho and Kawlin.

Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit locomotives, trucks, and river traffic at Yuncheng and Northeast of Pengtse.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters bomb Amahai and Boela. P-38 Lightning fighters hit Dodinga Bay barge hideouts, supplies and targets along Wasile and Kaoe Bays. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers hit Sorong, Doom Island, runways and targets at Efman and Samate, and gun positions, bivouacs, and supplies at Simora Point.

Seventh Air Force. 3 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Pagan and Marcus. 24 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit buildings, beach defences, and gun positions on Pagan. During the day and 8-9 October 1944, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the Marshalls bomb Wake.

Eleventh Air Force. Photo missions to Paramushiru, Matsuwa, Onnekotan and Shasukotan turn back due to weather.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Tilbury.

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V-2 rocket

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