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10th February 1945

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 150 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Dulmen oil depot, Ijmuiden U-boat pens, and town of Lingen. 3 fighters groups escort heavy ominous. 2 groups of fighter-bombers sent against transportation targets abort because of bad weather.

Ninth Air Force. 320 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers of 9th Bomber Division attack command centres at Kempen, Horrem, and Euskirchen, vehicle centre and depot at Munstereifel and at Berg Gladbach, and several casual targets including rail bridge at Bullay. Fighters escort bombers, fly patrols and armed reconnaissance, bomb bridges, attack railroad cars and other targets, and support United States VIII and XII Corps in Prum area on Prum River and in bridgehead area East of Sauer River North West of Echternach.

Twelfth Air Force. During 9-10 February 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and A-26 Invader light bombers hit railroads, lights, and movement in Po Valley and Brenner area and bomb docks at La Spezia. Weather cancels all but 2 medium bombers missions. However, the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers cut bridges at Palazzuolo sull' Oglio and Romano di Lombardia. Fighter-bombers concentrate on railroads in Northeast Italy, and destroy numerous vehicles in truck park in Mantua area.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather prevents bombing. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers drop supplies in Yugoslavia while P-38 Lightning fighters fly reconnaissance and escort missions.

Tenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers destroy Laihka bridge. 4 others hit Namsang bridge, with poor results. 9 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out approaches to Pa-mao bridge while 8 others destroy half of bridge at Inailong. 15 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Mongmit area, concentrating on Japanese positions South of Myitson. 76 fighter-bombers attack troops and supply areas at Panglong, Namsangsok, Namtu, Kutkai, Mong Yaw, Mongmit, Ho-mong, Man Pwe, Namsam, and Loiya. Again transports fly more than 500 sorties to forward areas.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again blast Japanese gun positions while P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters, supporting ground forces hit command targets in Bayambang Santa Fe area, while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers in the area blast villages where vehicles are hidden. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers completely saturate the South part of Bataan Peninsula with bombs during morning and afternoon attacks, thoroughly pummelling defences and forces. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on fighters sweep over Formosa claim 10 air victories.

Fifth Air Force. General Frederick H Smith Junior becomes Commanding General V Fighter Command.

Twentieth Air Force. 84 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, from the Marianas, hit Nakajima aircraft plant at Ota. 12 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's are lost. 21 aircraft are downed.

Seventh Air Force. 10 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Okimura. 6 P-38 Lightning fighters escort photo mission and fly fighters sweep over Iwo Jima. 17 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam, with P-38 Lightning fighters escort, pound Iwo Jima in late afternoon, and 9 more make single bomber harassment strikes on the island during 10-11 February 1945.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Basildon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Welling, Bexley.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Radley Green.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Leyton.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Rawreth.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Purleigh.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Margaretting.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Purfleet.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Oxted.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Widford.

SS General von Steuben SS General von Steuben Troop ship
Sunk 3 May 1945



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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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