Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels all operations except IX
Tactical Air Command fighters patrols over United States First
Army area around Butgenbach.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers score excellently against San Ambrogio
di Valpolicella landslide overhanging cliff collapses on railroad
by bombing and bridges at San Michele all' Adige and Calliano.
February 1945, XXII Tactical Air Command A-20 Havoc light
bombers intruder missions hit lights, motor transport, and
roads in Po Valley and areas South of Bologna. Fighters and
fighter-bombers fly over 270 sorties against command targets
in North Italy. Incendiary bombing of a truck park damages
Fifteenth Air Force. 730 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers bomb oil storage at Regensburg, main station
and 2 marshalling yards at Salzburg, marshalling yards at
Rosenheim and Villach, and Straubing railroad installations.
6 heavy bombers bomb Comeglians road bridge. P-38 Lightning
fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers escort heavy bombers,
fly reconnaissance and reconnaissance support missions, and
accompany 25 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on supply mission
Tenth Air Force. 35 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47
Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Myitson, Hosi,
and Molo areas. 8 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Mong Long.
60 P-38 Lightning fighters and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit
troops and supplies at Kan-loi, Namyang, ManPeng, Pangmakhe
leng, Kwangteng, Mong Pa, and Mansam. Transports fly 554 sorties
to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters attack locomotives
and trucks at Pinghan railroad yards, Hsiang-cheng, and Lohochai.
At least 9 locomotives and an undetermined number of trucks
Far East Air Force (FEAF). 60 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers deliver heaviest attack
yet on Corregidor. Support for ground forces continues in
various Luzon battle zones. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on
shipping sweep of East coast claim 9 barges and luggers sunk
and several more damaged. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Manggar and Sepinggang airfields.
Seventh Air Force. 21 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Saipan bomb antiaircraft
positions, defensive installations, and bivouac on North end
of Iwo Jima. During 5-6
February 1945, Iwo Jima airfields are pounded by 10 Saipan
based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying individual snooper
Eleventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kataoka through solid overcast.
A shipping sweep by B-25 Mitchell medium bombers is cancelled
due to weather.
launched against England, hit Chingford.
launched against England, hit Hackney.
launched against England, hit Epping Upland.
launched against England, hit Willinggale.
launched against England, hit Watton at Stone.
launched against England, hit Waltham Holy Cross.
Sunk 5 February 1945
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