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29th January 1945

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Eighth Air Force. 1000 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers bomb 7 marshalling yards, 2 rail centres, 2 viaducts, a city area, military vehicle and aircraft factories, and targets in West Germany. 14 fighters groups fly support and strafe ground targets.

Ninth Air Force. 364 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-26 Marauder medium bombers, and A-26 Invader light bombers bomb rail bridges, supply and command centres, and defended areas in West Germany. Fighters escort the bombers, fly armed reconnaissance and patrols and support United States Third Army units at points along front lines from South of Saint-Vith to bridgehead area around Saarlautern.

Twelfth Air Force. General Barcus becomes Commanding General XII Tactical Air Command. Due to high winds and generally bad weather, medium bombers successfully bomb only 2 targets, the railway bridges at Calliano and Rovereto, and attack with less success bridges at Motta di Livenza, Lavis, Mantua, and Chiusaforte, and railway station at Lavis. XXII Tactical Air Command fighters and fighter-bombers operate primarily against command throughout Po Valley. Results are generally good and bridge at Nervesa della Battaglia is cut. Bridges or their approaches at Cittadella, Santa Margherita d'Adige and Cismon del Grappa are damaged along with a variety of targets. During 28-29 January 1945, intruder light bombers hit rail facilities, pontoon bridge, lights, and motor transport at nearly 50 locations in Po Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. Weather prevents bombing operations for eighth consecutive day. P-38 Lightning fighters fly photo and weather reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out road bridges at Loi-leng and Tonglau and hit several nearby targets. 26 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit troop positions in Namhkai area. 11 P-38 Lightning fighters and 16 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack airfields at Aungban and Heho. 8 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces near Banwe. 70 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters pound troop concentrations and supplies at Panglong, Tangyan, Wengnan, Homang, Mong Long, Namtu, Mongyin, Mong Yang, and Namhsam. Large-scale transport operations continue.

Fourteenth Air Force. Pailochi airfield, river and road shipping, troops, gun positions, buildings, and other targets are attacked at Kweiyi, Hankow, Sinyang and Chihkiang, between Hengshan and Siangtan, between Wuhu and Anking, North of Hengyang, and East and South of Yutze.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers daylight raids concentrate on Heito airfield area and Corregidor while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb nearby Cabcaben. Fighter-bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit targets from Aparri to Echague. Further South fighters hit gun positions in the Batangas and Verde Islands areas. A-20 Havoc light bombers support ground forces inland from Lingayen by hitting Carranglen road net. Others hit Talavera and Carabao Island.

Twentieth Air Force. About 30 Marianas based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's strike at 2 airfields on Iwo Jima.

Seventh Air Force. 19 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Iwo Jima airfields. 2 from Saipan, on armed reconnaissance flight, bomb Marcus. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bombs Arakabesan. During 29-30 January 1945, 5 heavy bombers from Saipan continue harassment raids on Iwo Jima airfields.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bradwell.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Waltham Holy Cross.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Great Amwell.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Darenth.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Shotgate.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bridgemarsh Island.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Stoke Newington.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bradwell Bay Airfield.

F5 Escort
Sunk 29 January 1945

M609 Minesweeper
Launched 29 January 1945

R262 R-boat
Commissioned 29 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.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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