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3rd February 1945

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Eighth Air Force. More than 1,200 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb marshalling yard in Berlin and a synthetic oil plant and transportation targets at Magdeburg. Around 900 fighters support the heavy bombers.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division attacks Berg Gladbach storage and repair depot, Dahlem command centre, rail bridges at Ahrweiler and Sinzig, and marshalling yard at Junkerath. Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division, fly patrols, and carry out armed reconnaissance over West Germany.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather restricts combat operations to an attack by 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters on Sonico marshalling yard.

Fifteenth Air Force. Weather again cancels bombing operations. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters fly photo and weather reconnaissance. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort photo reconnaissance while other P-38 Lightning fighters escort Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force (MATAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers on transport run to Yugoslavia.

Tenth Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack troops and supplies at Loilem. 27 fighter-bombers close by support ground forces in Molo, Hosi, and Myitson areas. 80 fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supplies, town areas, tanks, and other targets at Kyaung-hen, Mongkyet, Hsipaw, Hsenwi, Nasang, Konghsa, and Hkaihsi. Transports complete 531 sorties, landing men and supplies at advanced bases and dropping supplies to forward troops.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers again pound Corregidor and Canacao peninsula. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Aparri and Tuguegarao. In Batangas area A-20 Havoc light bombers continue ground support missions. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Cebu City and surrounding targets. B-26 Marauder medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Matina, Daliao, and Padada airfields.

Seventh Air Force. 9 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Chichi Jima. 10 others hit Iwo Jima while 9, flying single bomber harassment strikes, pound Iwo Jima during 3-4 February 1945. 16 P-38 Lightning fighters, part of a force escorting photo aeroplanes, strafe the island in 2 wave attack.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Epping Forest.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Barking.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

M605 Minesweeper
Commissioned 3 February 1945

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Sources

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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