General Stilwell is assigned commander of Army Ground Forces.
Eighth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters
groups sweep over wide areas of South West Germany, claiming
2 fighters downed Northeast of Mannheim and East of Kirrlach.
Ninth Air Force. 170 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
medium bombers and light bombers hit command centres and railroad
bridges, overpasses, and lines in West Germany with aim of
harassing and obstructing troop movement. Fighters of the
3 Tactical Air Commands fly armed reconnaissance, alerts and
night patrols, escort bombers, and attack numerous ground
targets. XIX Tactical Air Command supports United States 5th
Infantry Division in Echternach area.
Twelfth Air Force. During 24
January 1945 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc
light bombers make several intruder attacks on roads, motor
transport, bridges, and trains. Bad weather during the day
greatly curtails flying. The only medium bombers mission dispatched
achieves poor results on Cremona ammunition dump. Fighter-bombers
and fighters of XXII Tactical Air Command hit command and
dump areas, mainly in Milan area, with good general success.
Fifteenth Air Force. Weather curtails operations. United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters fly photo and
weather reconnaissance. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort
the photo reconnaissance missions.
Tenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Namhkam area,
near Molo, and near Myitson. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
pound airfield at Heho. 80 fighter-bombers attack troops,
supplies, and targets at Hsenwi, Loi-weng, Ho hpong, Loi Nan,
Tingyet, Mong Tat, Ho-mong, Mong Long, Pangkwai, and in Kutkai
area. Transports fly 581 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 21 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit rail targets and airfields
in Peking area, claiming 4 locomotives and 40 aircraft destroyed.
16 P-40 fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers attack railroad
targets around Kaifeng, Shihkiachwang, Pengpu, and Chingmen.
42 locomotives are claimed destroyed.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, operating in force, again pound
Corregidor Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers
on sweeps, armed reconnaissance, and small-scale strikes hit
vehicles, enemy positions, airfields, ammunition and supply
dumps, barges, command, and targets in general, over wide
areas of Luzon, Palawan, and in Central Philippine Islands.
January 1945, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly harassing raid
Seventh Air Force. 14 Saipan based United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima in
the afternoon. During 25-26
January 1945, 10 more, flying individual harassment strikes
at intervals, pound the island.
launched against England, hit Enfield.
launched against England, hit Willesden.
launched against England, hit Langdon Hills.
launched against England, hit Hatfield Heath.
launched against England, hit near Clacton.
launched against England, hit Greenwich.
Commissioned 25 January 1945
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