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9th December 1944

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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 Po Valley.

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.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hornchurch.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Canvey Island.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Enfield.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bowers Gilford.

T36 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 9 December 1944

R252 R-boat
Launched 9 December 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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