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27th March 1945

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Eighth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters groups escort The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacking Paderborn.

Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division operations. IX Tactical Air Command fighters patrol United States First Army front. XIX Tactical Air Command hits marshalling yards, patrols Third Army front, flies area cover from Koblenz to Aschaffenburg to Worms, and supports VIII and XII Corps along Rhine River in Wiesbaden area and Main River in Frankfurt Main Schaffenburg area.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather cancels all combat operations.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters reconnaissance flights.

Tenth Air Force. 80 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers over battle areas and behind enemy lines in Central Burma pound troops and supplies at several locations including Mong Kung, Man Namkat, Nam-yang, Tonglau, Ho-na, Hkai-wun, Longwai, Monglawng, Laihka, and Namlan areas. Transports are exceptionally active, flying 635 sorties to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 25 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit towns, rail, road, and river traffic, and targets around Kweilin, Liuchow, Hengyang, Hochih, Nanyang, Kaifeng, Anlu, Ishan, Kiyang, and Siang Chiang Valley. 44 fighter-bombers hit trucks, trains, sampans, power facilities, and other targets around Hongay, Nanyo, Son Tay, Na Cham, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Moc Chau, Muong Hang, and Bac Quang. 28 fighter-bombers knock out bridge Northeast of Liuchow, hit town of Szeenhsien, and attack ammunition dumps and road and river traffic around Hochih, Ishan, Liuchow, Pingnam, Liangfeng, and Kweilin.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighter-bombers bomb Legaspi, Balete area, Ipo Siniloan sector, Batangas area, and several other locations throughout Luzon. Fighters support United States amphibious landings on Caballo Island. In Central Phil area B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Negros airfields while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Cebu City area. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kinsui, and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lightly attack Sandakan.

Twentieth Air Force. 150 Marianas based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's flying the first of many raids in support of impending Okinawa invasion, hit Tachiarai and Oita airfields and Omura aircraft factory. 97 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine Shimonoseki Strait during 27-28 March 1945. This is first of many mining operations by B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's in Japanese waters.

Seventh Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers from Iwo Jima bomb ammunition stores and town of Kitamura. During 27-28 March 1945, 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, flying individual strikes from Guam, hit Susaki airfield.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Edmonton.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Cheshunt.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hutton Park.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Stepney.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Orpington.

Gneisenau Battleship Gneisenau Battleship
Scuttled 27 March 1945



M609 Minesweeper
Commissioned 27 March 1945

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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