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4th February 1945

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United States of America, United Kingdom, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics conference opens at Yalta. Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, their Chiefs of Staff, Molotov, Eden, Stettinius, and Hopkins attend. Discussed are USSR's entry into war against Japan, policy toward Germany, Polish problem, Security Council voting formula, policy toward liberated Europe, and the calling of a United Nations conference.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division attacks repair depot at Mechernich, Arloff road and rail junction, and flies a leaflet mission. IX and XIX Tactical Air Commands patrol battle area.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers bomb railroad bridges at Ala, San Michele all' Adige, Lavis, Dogna, and Bodrez, and attack Ala marshalling yard. XXII Tactical Air Command fighters and fighter-bombers escort medium bombers and, in widespread areas of North Italy, destroy 2 bridges, damage 8 others, and blast rolling stock.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather cancels bombing operations for third successive day. 24 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers drop supplies and leaflets in North Yugoslavia. 8 P-38 Lightning fighters carry out photo and weather reconnaissance missions.

Tenth Air Force. 54 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters destroy or damage bridges at Inailong, Bawgyo, Ho-hko, Hay-ti, Mong Long, and Pa-mao. 26 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Myitson and Hosi areas. Troops, supplies, and vehicles are attacked at Nam Yem, Namakhkaw, Mansam, Kong kang, Nawngsong, Mong Yai, Nalang, and Pangmit. Again transports complete more than 500 sorties to advanced bases and over forward areas, where supplies are dropped to troops.

Fourteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters bomb airfields and Japanese Headquarters at Yungning and railroad yards at Sinyang. 2 of the P-40 fighters over Sinyang are lost to ground fire.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers continue to hit Corregidor and Cavite. In support of ground forces B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb and strafe coast targets from San Felipe to Maloma, hit targets around Iba, and drop napalm on San Jose del Monte. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb Lipa and Calingatan airfields.

Twentieth Air Force. For the first time XXI Bomber Command sends very heavy bombers from 2 wings 73d and 313th against Japanese Home Islands. 69 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb urban area of Kobe. 30 others, including 15 hitting Natsusaka, bomb last resort targets and targets. About 200 attacking fighters down 1 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber and damage 35 others. 1 other crashes upon landing at Saipan. B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's claim 4 fighters downed, 20 probably destroyed, and 39 damaged.

Seventh Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam bomb antiaircraft defences on Iwo Jima while 10 hit town of Okimura. 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan, on armed reconnaissance flight, bomb Marcus. 23 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Caballo Island. During 4-5 February 1945, 8 Guam based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, operating singly, pound airfields on Iwo Jima.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Danbury.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Dagenham.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Theydon Garnon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Doddinghurst.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hackney.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wanstead / Woodford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit near Hornchurch.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Rettendon.

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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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