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26th January 1945

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers group, based on Continent, flies uneventful fighters sweeps over Heilbronn, Aschaffenburg, Giessen, and Trier areas.

Ninth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Euskirchen rail bridge to interdict rail traffic South West from Euskirchen, much of which comes from Cologne and Bonn. The 3 Tactical Air Commands fly armed reconnaissance, alert flights, and patrols. XIX Tactical Air Command supports United States Third Army elements from South of Saint-Vith to West of Saarlautern.

Twelfth Air Force. During 25-26 January 1945, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers fly armed reconnaissance of Po Valley, bombing Po River crossings, Ghedi airfield, and general movement throughout the area. Both 57th Bomber Wing and XXII Tactical Air Command cancel all operations for the day because of bad weather.

Fifteenth Air Force. Weather prevents bombing operations. P-38 Lightning fighters fly reconnaissance and reconnaissance-escort missions and escort The British Royal Air Force (RAF) supply drop over Yugoslavia.

Tenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers support ground forces in Namhkam area. 140 fighter-bombers hit troops, supplies, guns, railroad targets, and targets at Tangtong, Panghai, Man Pwe, Kyaunghkam, Mong Pa, Nalang, Hsenwi, Molo, Mong Tat, Humon, Tonghkan, Pangnim, Konghsa, Namtu, Namhsan, and in Nampok area. Transports fly more than 500 sorties to advanced bases and front line areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters hit Chenghsien airfield and locomotives, tracks, and motor transport at Nanking and Sinsiang.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit coastal guns on Corregidor and in Balete Pass. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Cabcaben airfield area and coastal guns on Carabao Island and A-20 Havoc light bombers attack Grande Island coastal defences. B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Likanan and Sasa. P-38 Lightning fighters strafe same targets and also hit Padada. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers, along with a few B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, continue armed reconnaissance and miscellaneous attacks against airfields, command, vehicles, coastal guns, town areas, and other targets throughout Luzon and in Central Phils.

Twentieth Air Force. During 25-26 January 1945, 70 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's of XX Bomber Command mine the 6 approaches to Singapore harbour and at Saigon, Camranh Bay, Pakchan River, Penang harbour, Koh Si Chang Channel, and Phan Rang Bay.

Seventh Air Force. 17 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima airfields. During 26-27 January 1945, the airfields are hit by 9 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on individual harassment missions.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shenley.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Leyton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ardleigh Green, Hornchurch.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Aveley.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Clapham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Dagenham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Croydon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

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Commissioned 26 January 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.
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