Eighth Air Force. Almost 400 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb 2 airfields
and a marshalling yard in Stuttgart area, along with 5 targets.
7 fighters groups fly escort and strafe transportation targets.
Ninth Air Force. 254 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers bomb defended villages, storage depots, barracks area,
and marshalling yard in West Germany. Fighters escort 9th
Bomber Division, sweep Landau and Saarbrucken areas, attack
Zulpich and bridge at Euskirchen, and support XII and XX Corps
in Sarreguemines and Saar River area and around Dillingen.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather grounds medium bombers. Fighters
and fighter-bombers attack command in Central and Northeast
Fifteenth Air Force. 170 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Linz industrial area and Villach marshalling
yard, Regensburg oil refinery, and several Plzen armament
works. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters
escort the heavy bombers and fly reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers knock out a bridge at Mongmit,
damage another and blast approach to Namyao bridge. Villages
and building areas, supply dumps, and targets are attacked
at Man Mao, Etgyi, Namhsim, Tawma and other points in North
Burma. Transports continue flying men and supplies to forward
areas, completing nearly 300 sorties.
Fourteenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Lipo, Tuhshan, and Hochih.
A B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attacks truck convoy in Siang
Chiang Valley while a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers claims
1 cargo ship sunk in South China Sea. 19 P-40 fighters and
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit river, road, and rail shipping
and other targets from Kweiyi to Siangtan. 65 P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters hit similar targets around
Kweilin, Liuchow, Lingling, Hengyang, Tuhshan, and Chuchou.
50 more fighter-bombers hit targets at several other locations
scattered throughout South China.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Lingkas tank farm, Dondang
River bridge and Sanga Sanga oil installations, and 3 airfields
in Amboina Ceram area. P-38 Lightning fighters hit Old Namlea
airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Wasile Bay area.
Seventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan during 9-10
December 1944, fly harassment strikes against Iwo Jima.
launched against England, hit Hornchurch.
launched against England, hit Canvey Island.
launched against England, hit Enfield.
launched against England, hit Bowers Gilford.
Commissioned 9 December 1944
Launched 9 December 1944
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