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10th January 1945

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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 bombers.

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.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Edmonton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Great Totham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, Stoke Newington.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Henlow Arlsley.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bromfield.

M322 Minesweeper
Becomes stranded and suffers from fire damage.

R413 R-boat
Commissioned 10 January 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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