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1st February 1945

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Eighth Air Force. 600 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers hit 3 marshalling yards at Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, and Krefeld, and 3 bridges at Wesel and Mannheim, along with towns of Pforzheim and Barth and targets in the area. 6 fighters groups fly close and freelance support.

Ninth Air Force. 146 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb rail bridges and defended areas on Rhine and Mosel Rivers and in West Germany near battlefront. IX and XIX Tactical Air Commands escort medium bombers and light bombers, fly armed reconnaissance, and attack Euskirchen marshalling yard and town of Arloff.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather curtails operations. Light bombers and medium bombers are grounded and fighters and fighter-bombers fly only 14 sorties, 12 against command targets North of battle area and 2 weather reconnaissance sorties.

Fifteenth Air Force. More than 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Moosbierbaum oil refinery and marshalling yards at Graz, Furstenfeld, and Klagenfurt. 1 heavy bomber bombs Pula. P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers fly 270 sorties escorting heavy bombers. Other P-38 Lightning fighters carry out reconnaissance and reconnaissance escort missions.

Tenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers support ground forces around Hosi and Molo. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out Mong Pawn bridge. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters damage approach to Pa-mao bridge. 8 others hit Hsumhsai airfield. 90 fighter-bombers hit troops, supplies, vehicles, ferry crossing, and various targets at several locations including Nauchye, Hsenwi, Man Pwe, Pongkalau, Nawng Mawn, Na-lang, Kunhkan, and Panghtu-lin. 550 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack shipping off Indochina coast, claiming 1 cargo vessel sunk and a patrol boat damaged. 4 P-40 fighters attack division Headquarters South West of Yungning.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Canacao peninsula and Cavite areas. Targets include shipyard, seaplane base, command, and supply. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Puerto Princesa. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Okayama airfields during 31 January 1945 to 1 February 1945, and hit Okayama and Heito airfield and Toko seaplane base during the following day.

Twentieth Air Force. 67 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb the Admiralty IX Floating Drydock and vessel berthed in it at Singapore navy yard. 21 other B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb West Wall area of the naval base. 21 others hit alternate targets at Martaban and George Town.

Seventh Air Force. 21 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Iwo Jima in the afternoon, and 10 more, flying individual snooper raids, hit the island during 1-2 February 1945. 20 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Corregidor.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near North Weald.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Althorne.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit West Ham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Harrow.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Chiddingstone.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Walthamstow.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Walken.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Chingford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Chingford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hackney.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Chingford.

R415 R-boat
Launched 1 February 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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