Eighth Air Force. 600 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers, escorted
by Mrs from 10 groups, bomb 4 marshalling yards at Ingolstadt, Freiburg, Reutlingen,
and Augsburg, and several other targets in South West Germany. 3 fighters groups
fly sweeps and strafe ground targets while 3 groups of fighter-bombers bomb marshalling
yards, roads and rail targets.
Ninth Air Force. 16 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division bombers hit Simmern bridge to help thwart
movement in Trier area. XIX Tactical Air Command escorts medium bombers, flies
armed reconnaissance and patrols, and supports United States III and VIII Corps
in Houffalize, Bastogne, Wiltz areas.
Twelfth Air Force. Operations resume
as weather clears. Medium bombers concentrate on Brenner rail line, flying nearly
150 sorties against bridges at San Michele all'Adige, Rovereto, Ala, Lavis, Santa
Margherita d'Adige, and Motta di Livenza. XXII Tactical Air Command attacks command
in Po Valley and further North, destroying or damaging several bridges and a very
large number of railway cars most of them at Como marshalling yard. During 14
January 1945, light bombers hit targets in Po Valley, including Po crossings at
Borgoforte, Piacenza, and San Benedetto Po.
Fifteenth Air Force. 400
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers escorted by 270 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers, bomb marshalling yards and other railroad command in Northeast
and Southeast Vienna and marshalling yard at Treviso.
Tenth Air Force.
12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb troop
concentration and supply area at Mong Ngaw. 6 fighter-bombers damage bridge at
Namhkai. 11 support ground forces along the Irrawaddy, bombing Mabein, hitting
cable crossing at Myitson, and attacking ferry landing on Nampaw River, a tributary.
Troops, supplies, tanks and targets are attacked at several points in North Burma
including Mong Tat, Mong Yok and Mong Pa. Transports fly 527 sorties to forward
areas. General Wedeymeyer, Stratemeyer, and Sultan confer at Myitkyina and agree
that an Army Air Force Headquarters to command United States Tenth and Fourteenth
Air Forces should be set up in China.
Fourteenth Air Force. 18 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, supported by 20 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters, attack Hankow. Others hit Wan Pa-Hsa
town area and damage nearby bridge, attack shipping near Amoy, and hit targets
in Siang Chiang and Hsiang Valleys and from Hong Kong to Foochow. 130 P-40 fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance attack numerous targets
throughout South China from Burma border to Southeast coast.
Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers attack
objectives on Luzon, in Central Phil, and on Palawan, hitting highways, railroads,
airfields and numerous targets including tanks, trucks, and other vehicles. B-24
Liberator heavy bombers also bomb Jesselton airfields.
Seventh Air Force.
12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan
hit airfields on Iwo Jima. 2 heavy bombers, operating singly from Guam and Saipan,
strike Iwo Jima airfields during 15-16
January 1945. V-2 rocket
launched against England, hit near Shoeburyness. V-2
launched against England, hit Chingford. V-2
launched against England, hit near Whitstable. V-2
launched against England, hit Off Polling. V-2
launched against England, hit Hackney. V-2
launched against England, hit Rainham. 2.
Was reformed on 15 January 1945 Hans-Joachim
Takes command of the 2.
on 15 January 1945 to December 1945 Go
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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