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19th January 1945

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Ninth Air Force. Bad weather cancels bomber operations. Fighters fly patrols and armed reconnaissance. XIX Tactical Air Command also supports elements of United States III and VIII Corps Northeast of Houffalize and around Clervaux, and 5th Infantry Division around Bettendorf.

Twelfth Air Force. During 18-19 January 1945, A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb motor transport movements, lights, roads, and railroads throughout Po Valley. Weather cancels medium bombers operations and prevents fighter-bombers from completing XXII Tactical Air Command's only mission airborne during the day.

Fifteenth Air Force. More than 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack North and South marshalling yards, a railroad bridge, and a highway bridge at Brod. Because of overcast, only 1 of 112 heavy bombers sent against Zagreb marshalling yard bombs target while others abort. 46 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb South railroad bridge at Doboj and 59 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers sweep from Zagreb to Gyor. Other P-38 Lightning fighters fly reconnaissance missions and reconnaissance escort and cover Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on supply run.

Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb troops and stores at Na-mon and near Hsenwi. 28 fighter-bombers support ground forces in Si-U and Namhkam battle sectors and along the Irrawaddy near Yenya-u, Kyaukpyu, and Myitson. 4 others bomb causeway in lake at Mogok. Troops, supplies, and artillery are hit by 80 fighter-bombers at Tonghsim, Konghsa, Mankang, Mong Pa, Pangkawlong, Saihkao, Man Hio, Man Mao, and other locations in North Burma. Transports complete 500 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Mongyu and vicinity, 5 bomb Ishan, 8 hit shipping and rail targets at Song Cau, and 4 hit shipping, railroad targets, and bridge at Do Len. About 115 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and P-38 Lightning fighters on armed reconnaissance over South China and North Indochina attack a great variety of targets covering especially Wanting area.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). In principal missions of the day, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb La Carlota and Bacolod airfields. A-20 Havoc light bombers attack shipping at Salomague and Callaguip. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers attack throughout Luzon, hitting airfields, vehicles, storage areas, highways, and a variety of other targets.

Twentieth Air Force. 62 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) XXI Bomber Command B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's hit Kawasaki aircraft plant at Akashi. 9 others bomb alternates and targets of opportunity.

Seventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb harbour installations at Chichi Jima. 9 from Guam hit airfields on Iwo Jima. 7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers escort photo planes over the Bonin and Kazan Islands and 1 bombs Iwo Jima. During the night 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on individual snooper strikes from the Marianas bomb Iwo Jima.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies radar ferret mission over Shimushu and Onnekotan. 2 other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Matsuwa and Onnekotan.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wanstead / Woodford.

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

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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