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9th October 1944

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Events On This Day

Fourth Moscow Conference, Mr Churchill and Mr Eden, with Harriman, United States presidential representative, as observer, arrive in Moscow. Polish Prime Minister arrives later. Talks with Soviets deal with spheres of influence, the Balkans, and Poland's position.

Eighth Air Force. Nearly 1,000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers strike 2 marshalling yards and an engine plant at Mainz, and hit Koblenz, Gustavsburg, Schweinfurt, and 2 targets in West Germany. 19 fighters groups, including 2 from Ninth Air Force, provide support.

Ninth Air Force. Headquarters gives the Tactical Air Commands an initial attack list of 10 bridges on United States front. Other lists follow. 309th Bomber Division aircraft attack rail bridge at Euskirchen. Fighters provide escort and fly uneventful armed reconnaissance. Dive bombers sent against airfields in Germany are recalled because of bad weather.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again grounds medium bombers. Fighter-bombers, and fighters hit roads, rail crossing, transport and other targets in Bologna and Sabbioso areas.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather restricts operations to weather reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 50 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out bridge at Manyut and thoroughly pound town area, bomb enemy positions at Nyaunggon, Pinhe, and near Mawhun, damage bridge near Mawlu, and hit a variety of targets in Katha area. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack road bridges South West of Lashio, knocking out Na-lang and Nampawng bridges. The medium bombers hit several targets in the area. Transport aircraft continue steady supply of various points in China-Burma-India (CBI).

Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb area North of Mangshih. 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit shipping along lower Yangtze River. 29 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance attack river traffic, troops, bridges, and other targets in areas around Tanchuk, Tengyun, Anking, and Amoy. Airstrip at Tanchuk is temporarily put out of commission.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers attack Boela, Namlea, Kairatoe, and Liang, concentrating on oil tanks and airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit Lolobata and Hate Tabako airfields and nearby barges, supplies, and other targets. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers strike Faan and Langgoer airfields. P-40 fighters hit Manokwari and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Samate.

Seventh Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan pound Iwo Jima. 25 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers from the Marshalls bomb Truk.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wanstead Flats.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Langley, near Norwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Brooke near Norwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hyde Marsh, near Fambridge.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Orfordness.

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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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