Eighth Air Force. More than 1,100 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers in conjunction with Ninth Air Force
aircraft hit Tactical Air Command targets in Metz and Thionville
area as United States Third Army forces launch full-scale
attack on Metz. Other targets include Saarbrucken marshalling
yards, bombed by over 300 of the heavy bombers. 11 fighters
groups give escort and 6 groups of fighter-bombers bomb and
strafe targets between Frankfurt Main and Mannheim. Over 40
heavy bombers and fighters are lost.
Ninth Air Force. 74 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) planes
of 9th Bomber Division attack road junctions, barracks, ordnance
arsenals, artillery camps, military storage depot, and other
targets in Dieuze, Landau, Sankt Wendel, and Faulquemont areas.
IX Tactical Air Command flies sweeps over West Germany and
attacks marshalling yard at Duren, while XXIX Tactical Air
Command escort attacks Rahling and an airfield and supports
United States Third Army elements (2 infantry and 2 armoured
divisions) as all out assault on Metz is pushed.
Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather hampers medium bombers operations
in Po Valley as 7 of 9 missions abort. In the 2 others, bridges
in the Valley are hit. Fighters and fighter-bombers fly less
than 100 sorties, but successfully strike road and railroad
bridges in Bologna Modena areas.
Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to 4 weather
Tenth Air Force. 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) aircraft
bomb concentrations and supply areas at Kutkai, Shwebo, Mawtawng,
and Kunhailong, bomb airfields at Kawlin, knock out bridge
at Ho-hko, and support ground forces and hit targets near
Chyauhkawng, Namakyaing, Sepein, Tonlon, and at other points
in the same general area. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
rail yards at Kanbalu. Transports continue large-scale operations,
flying nearly 300 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Mangshih while 10 P-38 Lightning
fighters hit targets in Mangshih Chefang area. 6 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb Kaifeng while 6 others hit sampans, storage
areas, and other targets in Yiyang area. 160 P-40 fighters,
P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
on armed reconnaissance over wide expanses of South China
and North Indochina attack trucks, gun positions, river and
coastal shipping, and other targets at or near Pingnam, Kweihsien,
Changsha, Yoyang, Siangtan, Lushan, Kioshan, Paoching, Hengyang,
Liangshan, Liuchow, Suikai, Gia Lam, Kien An, and Weichow
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
fighter-bombers attack convoy off West coast of Leyte and
hit barges and shipping near Ormoc. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Carolina airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack
several airfields and villages in the Northeast peninsula
of Celebes and Halmahera. A-20 Havoc light bombers strike
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers from Guam, fly shipping reconnaissance
over the Bonins attacking vessels and antiaircraft positions
at Haha Jima, shipping and town at Okimura, and returning,
strafe Iwo Jima. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Saipan strafe
storage caves on Pagan. During 9-10
November 1944, a lone B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam,
on snooper mission, bombs Iwo Jima.
Eleventh Air Force. An 8 plane armed reconnaissance sweep
and a 4 plane bombing mission are cancelled due to weather.
Launched 9 November 1944
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