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5th February 1945

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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. During 4-5 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 numerous vehicles.

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 to Yugoslavia.

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 are destroyed.

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 strikes.

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.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Chingford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Hackney.

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

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Willinggale.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Watton at Stone.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Waltham Holy Cross.

R202 R-boat
Sunk 5 February 1945

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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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