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11th January 1945

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. Approximately 120 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack command centres and rail bridges in Belgium and Germany. Fighters escort bombers, hit Mayen ammunition dump, and patrol areas around Malmedy and Northeast of Trier.

Twelfth Air Force. During 10-11 January 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light bombers attack targets in West Po Valley. Clearing weather during the day enables increase of fighters and fighter-bomber attacks in Po Valley and in United States Fifth Army battle area in the North Apennines. Many ammunition and fuel dumps, rail lines, trains, and vehicles are pounded, and an alcohol refinery at Piacenza is severely damaged.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations. P-38 Lightning fighters fly reconnaissance and reconnaissance escort missions.

Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Si-U and Namhkam sectors. 3 others strafe trucks between Namkham and Selan. Troop concentrations, vehicles, artillery pieces, supply areas, and general enemy movement are pounded by 80 fighter-bombers. 12 B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb storage buildings in Lashio area. 609 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers damage bridge at Wan Mai-Lo. 12 fighter-bombers hit targets Northeast of Wanling, 7 drop napalm on targets Northeast of Muse, and 11 attack targets Southeast of Wanting and in East end of Wanting River valley.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Large numbers of United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers concentrate on command targets throughout North Luzon and attack airfields, command, and town areas in South Luzon, Central Phil, and on Mindanao. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters attack Kendari airfield.

Twentieth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's out of Calcutta bomb 2 large dry docks at Singapore. Around 15 others bomb Penang Island, Mergui, and various targets.

Seventh Air Force. 23 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan pound airfields on Iwo Jima. Bombing of Iwo Jima is continued during 11-12 January 1945, by 3 heavy bombers flying individual snooper strikes from the Marianas.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on an armed reconnaissance to Suribachi bomb North West of Taro Lake. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Kotani Shima.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Battlesbridge.

M273 Minesweeper
Sunk 11 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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