Eighth Air Force. 1,153 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb 8 marshalling yards in South West Germany, plus
2 targets. 9 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups provide close
escort, 7 groups afterward strafe transportation facilities
Ninth Air Force. 340 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers attack ordnance depot at
Giessen, command centres at Pulheim, Rheinbach, Rommerskirchen,
and Stommeln, rail bridge at Pracht, a road bridge, and 8
targets. Fighters escort medium bombers and light bombers,
fly alerts, scheduled patrols, and armed reconnaissance, hit
assigned ground tats and support United States 3d Armoured
Division at Erft River bridgehead near Paffendorf, 9th Armoured
Division between Neffelbach and Rotbach (creeks), XVI and
XIII Corps in Venlo area and along Niers River, XIX Corps
in Monchen, Gladbach area, VIII Corps astride the Prum River,
XII Corps between Prum and Nims Rivers and along the Kyll
River, and XX Corps in Trier area.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers fly intruder missions during 28
to 1 March 1945, against targets at Lecco
and in Parma area, starting large fires and causing several
explosions during strike on Casarsa della Delizia temporary
railroad bridge, and hit bridges at Nervesa della Battaglia
and Sacile. Weather cancels all daytime operations except
for reconnaissance and supply runs.
Fifteenth Air Force. 630 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb Moosbierbaum oil refinery and alternate targets
and targets including marshalling yards at Sankt Polten, Amstetten,
Villach, Klagenfurt, Knittelfeld, Feldbach, Jesenice, and
Maribor, plus several scattered targets. Over 220 fighters
provide escort. 22 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Moosbierbaum
refinery and Tulln marshalling yard afterward 12 of them strafe
Wiener Neustadt, Gloggnitz rail lines. 47 other P-38 Lightning
fighters strafe rail traffic around Graz and West of Vienna.
United States Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME). United
States Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME) takes over
North West Africa from Mediterranean Theatre of Operations,
United States Army (MTOUSA) and is redesignated Africa-Middle
East Theatre (AMET).
Tenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Mogok area.
16 fly close support strikes near Lashio. 14 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters damage approaches of bypass bridge at Na-lang, but
leave the bridge serviceable. About 100 fighter-bombers attack
troops, supply areas, command targets, a ferry landing, and
general targets along battlefronts and immediately behind
German lines. Large-scale transport operations continue.
Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 5 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
pound South side of Ishan while 17 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
hit East and West sections of the city. 9 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
attack targets of Chinchengchiang while 4 others hit troops
and road traffic between Chinchengehiang and Hwalyang.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Formosa and the Ryukyu Islands
bomb Takao aluminium plant, Tainan airfield and nearby satellite
field. Fighters hit buildings at Keishu and storage tanks,
railroad yards, and targets throughout the Ryukyus. Troops
on Corregidor and West of Fort Stotsenburg are hit with napalm.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tarakan, Labuan, and
Manggar airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Zettle
Thirteenth Air Force. Thirteenth Air Force moves from Morotai
to Leyte. XIII Fighter Command moves from Leyte to Palawan.
Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) VII
Fighter Command is removed from control of Seventh Air Force
and transferred to Army Air Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas (AAFPOA).
7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam bomb Susaki airfield.
1 other hits Haha Jima. During 1-2
March 1945, 5 heavy bombers make separate harassment strikes
on Susaki airfield and town of Omura.
launched against England, hit Billericay.
launched against England, hit Little Leighs.
launched against England, hit Barnet.
launched against England, hit Stapleford Tawney.
launched against England, hit Woolwich.
launched against England, hit Shoreditch.
launched against England, hit Orpington.
launched against England, hit Walthamstow.
launched against England, hit Wickford.
launched against England, hit Horndon on the Hill.
launched against England, hit West Ham.
Launched 1 March 1945
Was reformed on 1 March 1945
Takes command of the 3.
on 1 March 1945 to January 1946
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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