Preliminary part of Malta Yalta conferences begin at Malta.
Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels bomber operations. Fighters
fly night fighter and intruder reconnaissance missions. Fighter
cover for United States 5th Armoured Division West of Gemund
is recalled during the day.
Twelfth Air Force. Good weather in Po Valley permits full-scale
operations against command lines. During 29
January 1945, intruding A-20 Havoc light bombers pound scattered
movement much of it near Milan, several Po River crossings
including at Borgoforte, Piacenza, and San Benedetto Po, harbour
at La Spezia, and fuel dumps and other targets at many locations.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers effectively strike Brenner rail
line during the day, especially Lavis and Trento marshalling
yards and bridges at Lavis and Calliano. XXII Tactical Air
Command fighters and fighter-bombers strike railroads and
bridges in Northeast Italy cutting many lines and damaging
several bridges, and hit fuel dumps and factories around Parma.
Fifteenth Air Force. For ninth successive day weather prevents
bombing operations. During 29
January 1945, 13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers drop supplies
in North Italy. During the day P-38 Lightning fighters fly
reconnaissance and reconnaissance escort and carry out supply
missions and strafing attacks in Austria.
Tenth Air Force. 65 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers
support ground forces in Banwe, Yenya-u, Hsenwi, Molo, and
Mongmit areas. 5 others knock out bridge East of Mong Long.
100 fighter-bombers attack troops, supplies, artillery, and
command targets at several locations including Kutkai, Bawgyo,
Hamngai, Namhsan, Naleng, Pangsari, Hsenwi, and Wengnan. Transports
again fly over 500 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 27 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Hankow. 32 P-40 fighters
and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support the heavy bombers.
8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit targets in areas around
Loyang, Yuncheng, and Sinantien.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Bad weather cancels most of scheduled
strikes over Luzon. However, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Cavite while fighter-bombers flying support for ground
forces hit artillery and troop concentrations Northeast of
Labayug and others attack ammunition dumps North of San Isidro.
Seventh Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb Iwo Jima airfield.
3 others bomb airfields on Woleai. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers from Angaur strike Koror and Arakabesan. During 30-31
January 1945, 10 heavy bombers from Saipan fly single bomber
snooper raids against Iwo Jima airfields.
Sunk on 30 January 1945
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