Eighth Air Force. More than 912 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers attack 10 bridges, 6 marshalling yards,
5 airfields, and numerous targets. 3 fighters groups fly close
escort and 3 other groups give area support. 1 group of P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers bombs marshalling yards in Neustadt
area. Heavy antiaircraft fire accounts for almost 20 heavy
Ninth Air Force. More than 30 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers sent against command
centre and road bridge abort due to weather. XIX Tactical
Air Command escorts medium bombers, flies patrols, attacks
bridges and other targets and supports United States III,
VIII, XII, and XX Corps in Saint-Hubert, Bastogne, Wiltz area,
in Diekirch and Echternach area and points to the Southeast.
Twelfth Air Force. Weather restricts operations but fighter-bombers
effectively attack command and supply dumps in Central and
North Po Valley. The strikes are concentrated in the North
and around Piacenza, and score nearly 50 rail cuts, along
with destruction of 80 motor transports and several trains.
Fuel and ammunition dumps in Milan area are bombed and a 400
ft naval vessel at Venice is destroyed.
Fifteenth Air Force. Weather restricts operations to photo
and weather reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 75 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
pound troop concentrations, supplies, tanks, artillery, and
buildings at Kawnglang, Nampachi, Man Namman, Pangkai, Mong
Yai, Namhsan, Namyao, Se-ping, Panghai, and in Hosi area.
17 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters knock out a bridge, damage another
at Bawgyo and 2 others at Ho-kho. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters
support ground forces in Si-U battle sector. 8 others hit
supplies and ferry crossing at Tamawngtawn. 472 transport
sorties are flown to forward bases and front line areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Cap Saint-Jacques area.
50 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning
fighters pound various targets throughout Wanling area. 6
P-40 fighters hit targets in Muse area.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Grace Park airfield and
warehouse area, A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers
pound trucks, trains, railroad yards, railroads, and highways
over wide areas of North and South Luzon, and bomb Vigan and
Laoag airfields. About 60 P-40 fighters bomb and strafe Galela
area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters
hit Kendari airfield. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers, operating in
smaller forces, hit numerous shipping and command targets,
airfields, and other targets throughout the Philippine Islands.
Thirteenth Air Force. XIII Fighter Command moves from New
Guinea to Leyte.
Seventh Air Force. 30 Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers operating in 2 separate
formations, bomb airfields on Iwo Jima. 2 other heavy bombers,
on armed reconnaissance, hit airfields at Woleai. Iwo Jima
airfields are hit again on 10-11
January 1945, by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying snooper
missions from Guam.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on an armed photo mission bomb
and photograph Kurabu airfield scoring hits on the runway.
launched against England, hit Edmonton.
launched against England, hit Great Totham.
launched against England, Stoke Newington.
launched against England, hit Henlow Arlsley.
launched against England, hit Bromfield.
Becomes stranded and suffers from fire damage.
Commissioned 10 January 1945
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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2194 Days Of War.
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