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2nd February 1945

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters group flies uneventful sweep in Koblenz, Wetzlar, Siegen, Siegburg area.

Ninth Air Force. 350 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, A-26 Invader light bombers, and A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb road and rail bridges to block East West movement East of the Rhine and defended localities East of battlefront in West Germany. Fighters hit bridges and fly escort, armed reconnaissance and patrols, and support United States Third Army elements along the Our-Sauer Rivers.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers, taking advantage of improving weather conditions in Northeast Italy, hit bridges at Lavis, Chiusaforte, Calliano, Mantua, Rovereto, Calcinato, and Dogna. Bad weather at bases restricts XXII Tactical Air Command aircraft to 5 weather reconnaissance sorties.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather cancels bombing operations. 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers drop supplies in North Italy. 33 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, with 14 others flying top cover, strafe Kurilovec airfield. 11 other P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort The British Royal Air Force (RAF) supply dropping mission over Yugoslavia. 11 P-38 Lightning fighters fly photo and weather reconnaissance. Photo reconnaissance is covered by 24 other P-38 Lightning fighters.

Tenth Air Force. 11 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound troops and supplies at Loilem. 60 fighter-bombers support ground forces in Molo, Hosi, and Mabein areas. Troops, supplies, town areas, and vehicles are attacked at Panma, Kan-loi, Pansak, Man Ho Pang, Pongkalau, Hsenwi, Namtu, Panghai, Kong kang, and Ondon. Transports complete 485 sorties to forward bases and over front line areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters attack regimental Headquarters and a storage area at Lungchow.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers continue to pound Corregidor and Cavite. In the Cagayan Valley B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack pillboxes, gun positions, and river barges. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Baler Bay area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Okayama airfield during dawn raid.

Thirteenth Air Force. Colonel Carl A Brandt becomes Commanding Officer XIII Bomber Command.

Seventh Air Force. 20 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Iwo Jima storage area. During 2-3 February 1945, 10 more, flying individual harassment raids, bomb the island's airfields. 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, on reconnaissance flight, strafe buildings on Pagan. 22 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Corregidor.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woodham Mortimer.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Southminster.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Deptford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Dagenham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit East Ham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit East Ham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Walthamstow.

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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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