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6th February 1945

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Eighth Air Force. 1,300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack marshalling yards at Chemnitz and Magdeburg, and over 20 targets, including Gotha marshalling yard. 15 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups fly support and 2 of the groups strafe ground targets.

Ninth Air Force. 261 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers attack Rheinbach ammunition dump, Sotenich command centre, Vlatten defended village, Berg Gladbach motor transport centre, and several casual targets. Fighters fly armed reconnaissance, alert flights and patrols, dive-bomb Horrem bridge, cut rails, and escort 9th Bomber Division.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack railroad targets on the line running North to Brenner Pass, damaging bridges at Rovereto and Ala. Marshalling yards at Rovereto and San Ambrogio di Valpolicella and bridge at Crema are less successfully hit. Fighter-bombers cut railroad bridges at Nervesa della Battaglia and San Michele all'Adige. The P-47 Thunderbolt fighters claim 3 fighters destroyed in combat North of Verona and attack numerous targets throughout target areas During 5-6 February 1945, A-20 Havoc light bombers attack lights, roads, and motor transport in Central Po Valley.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather permits only supply and reconnaissance missions. 5 P-38 Lightning fighters complete weather and photo reconnaissance while 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers drop supplies in Yugoslavia.

Tenth Air Force. 86 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and P-38 Lightning fighters and 25 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound troop concentrations, supplies, and antiaircraft positions in Lashio area. 4 P-38 Lightning fighters damage approach to Mong Tong bridge. Transports complete 514 sorties, carrying men and supplies to forward areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound and considerably damage Peking airfield, claiming 7 aeroplanes destroyed. Other fighter-bombers on armed reconnaissance hit several targets mainly rail and river traffic around Tsingpu, Wuhu, Suchow, Hsiangcheng, Ichang, Chingmen, and Yungning. Fighter-bombers sink numerous river craft on Mekong River from Wan Mai-Lo to Nguen.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Corregidor gun positions. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit Echague and camp on Rosario Baguio road. A-20 Havoc light bombers attack gun positions and defences at Nichols Field in support of ground forces and bomb Caballo Island. A-20 Havoc light bombers attack Fabrica airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly coastal sweeps hitting various targets at Divilacan Bay, Hondagua, and Bicol Peninsula. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters support hit Manggar and Sepinggang airfields.

Seventh Air Force. 9 Guam based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit antiaircraft defences and radar and radio installations on Iwo Jima. 10 more bomb Ototo Jima island and town of Omura. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bombs Koror, 2 hit Bulan airfields and 19 bomb Corregidor. 8 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam fly individual strikes against Iwo Jima airfields during 6-7 February 1945.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Paglesham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Essendon.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Tottenham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit St Mary Cray.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Ramsden Heath.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Bradwell Bay.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Crockenhill.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Wanstead Flats.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Woolwich.

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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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