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14th January 1945

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Eighth Air Force. More than 650 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack 4 oil targets, 2 steel mills and benzol plant West of Berlin, plus marshalling yard, Wangerooge Island, and targets. 150 other heavy bombers bomb 3 bridges in Cologne area. 15 escorting fighters groups battle about 250 fighters, claiming about 100 kills. 4 groups on fighters sweeps engage over 150 fighters, claiming over 40 destroyed.

Ninth Air Force. 280 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers strike bridges and command centres in base area of Ardennes salient and in other areas of West Germany. Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division and Eighth Air Force heavy bombers, fly armed reconnaissance and patrols, attack numerous ground targets, and support United States First Army in Vielsalm area and United States Third Army around Diekirch.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather again cancels all combat missions.

Fifteenth Air Force. For sixth consecutive day bad weather permits only reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit troops, stores area, and knock out 3 bridges near Nampawng and Hay-ti. 26 fighter-bombers support ground forces at Si-U and at Mabein. 60 fighter-bombers pound supply areas, troop concentrations, and general targets at or near Hsenwi, Se-u, Kongnyaung, Kutkai, Mongmit, Manai, and Kawnghka. Transports fly 487 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, supported by 45 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters, pound Hankow. 8 enemy aeroplanes are claimed destroyed. 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit targets at and West of Kengtung. 42 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack airfields at Wuchang and Hankow. 17 Japanese aeroplanes are claimed destroyed. 21 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit targets in Wanting area. 5 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers blast trucks and buildings at Shanhsien. 8 others attack shipping on the Yangtze near Anking.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Aparri airfield while supporting P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers destroy several parked aircraft. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Clark Field destroying numerous parked aeroplanes, while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit troop concentrations at Cabanatuan. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers over wide areas of Luzon hit tanks, trucks, and other vehicles near Norzagaray, Masbate, Tartaro, Bulac, Banglos, and San Felipe bomb bridge North of Bocaue hit airfields at Tuguegarao, Malabang, Batangas, and Silay; bomb Cotabato supply area and attack numerous other targets. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Goeroea area.

Twentieth Air Force. 54 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, out of Chengtu, bomb air installations at Kagi while 1 very heavy bomber bombs Heito. 22 others hit alternates and targets at several points, among them Taichu airfield and Hengyang. 40 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's from the Marianas bomb Mitsubishi aircraft plant at Nagoya. Over 20 others hit alternates and targets.

Seventh Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan and 21 from Guam bomb airfields on Moen. 9 P-38 Lightning fighters escort the Saipan based heavy bombers. 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam pound airfield on Iwo Jima. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the Marianas fly snooper strikes against Iwo Jima airfields during 14-15 January 1941.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Abbess Rodding.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Beaumont.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Cheshunt.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Lewisham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shoreditch.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking.

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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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