Eighth Air Force. Approximately 750 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) heavy bombers hit marshalling yard and tank
factory at Aschaffenburg, military vehicle plant, bridge,
command centre and marshalling yard at Mannheim, marshalling
yards at Heilbronn and Pforzheim, command centre at Arnbach,
town of Reutlingen, and 3 targets. 9 fighters groups fly close
support and strafe 4 airfields plus numerous miscellaneous
ground targets. 1 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers group flies
area sweep in support of heavy bombers and another supports
Ninth Air Force medium bombers.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) IX Tactical
Air Command Headquarters (main) returns to Verviers from Liege.
166 A-26 Invader light bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers hit rail junction and bridge at Euskirchen and marshalling
yard and defended positions at Mayen. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance,
escort bombers, bomb bridges, and support United States 7th
Twelfth Air Force. Weather restricts operations during 21-22
January 1945, to armed reconnaissance by 5 A-20 Havoc light
bombers. The light bombers bomb command targets in Po Valley.
During day B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit bridges at Rovereto
and Lavis, destroy bridge at Pontetidone, and blast railroad
fill at San Michele all' Adige, and supply dump at Cremona.
Fighters and fighter-bombers concentrate on command in same
area as medium bombers, destroying 1 bridge, inflicting 36
rail cuts, hitting fuel and ammunition dumps, and destroying
and damaging many vehicles and much railroad rolling stock,
mostly in Milan area.
Fifteenth Air Force. 170 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Lobau and Schwechat
oil refineries at Vienna. 131 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers
and P-38 Lightning fighters provide support. 43 P-38 Lightning
fighters bomb oil refinery at Fiume. Other fighters escort
reconnaissance missions and accompany supply-dropping operations
Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers bomb Heho airfield. 12 P-38 Lightning
fighters bomb bridge area at Nampawng. 26 P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters support ground forces near Twinnge, Mahlainggon,
and Konkha along the Irrawaddy, and in the Si-U sector. 50
P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit
troop concentrations, supplies, and targets at Me-han, Mogok,
Hsenwi, Na-makhkaw, Kutkai, Kunhkan, and Man On. Nearly 500
transports sorties are flown to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Hong Kong area. 12 P-51
Mustang fighter-bombers hit Nanking airfield claiming 11 enemy
aeroplanes destroyed and targets along the Yangtze to Hankow.
30 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters on armed
reconnaissance hit targets at several locations. 12 of the
fighter-bombers concentrate on Wanting area.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Marikina airfield and hit
barracks and coastal defence guns at Calabasan. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers
fly sweeps, small strikes, and armed reconnaissance attacks
on airfields, road networks, bridges, gun positions, numerous
vehicles, and other targets throughout Central and South Luzon.
Twentieth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, flying out of the Marianas,
bomb Moen airfield.
Seventh Air Force. 12 Guam based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields on Iwo
Jima. During 21-22
January 1945, 8 more, flying separate snooper strikes from
Saipan, pound the airfields.
launched against England, hit Plaxtol.
launched against England, hit Hedon.
launched against England, hit Laindon.
launched against England, hit Noak Hill.
launched against England, hit Greenwich.
launched against England, hit Rainham.
launched against England, hit Woolwich.
launched against England, hit South Ockendon.
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