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11/1/44

Eighth AF

Over 300 HBs attack 2 synthetic oil plants near Gelsenkirchen, a bridge at Rudesheim, and M/Ys at Koblenz and Hamm. 9 ftr gps fly escort.


11/1/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents bmr operations. Ftrs fly patrols, sweeps, armed rcn over Belgium, E France, and large areas of W Germany and attack bridges, railroads, and various other tgts.


11/1/44

Twelfth AF

Operations are again curtailed by bad weather. However, ftrs and FBs successfully attack bridges, rail lines, roads, vehicles, and trains in C Po Valley and hit scattered tgts elsewhere in N Italy.


11/1/44

Fifteenth AF

320-plus B-17's and B-24's, with ftr escorts, bomb diesel works, ordnance works, and M/Y at Vienna. Also hit are M/Ys at Graz, tank factory at Kapfenberg, T/Os including M/Ys at Gussing, Ljubljana, and Cakovec, and scattered comm tgts in S Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Yugoslavia. Several ftrs strafe road and rail transport tgts and troops in Gyor-Parndorf and Neusiedler Lake areas.


11/1/44

Tenth AF

70-plus FBs knock out bridge at Panghkam, slightly damage bridges in the Wingkang and Kawnghka area, hit railroad T/Os between Indaw and Naba, attack Japanese positions near Bhamo, Si-in, Hantet, and Shwegu, and bomb towns of Loiwing and Lagaw. 9 B-25's damage bridge approaches at Hsenwi, Namhkai, and Kawnghka.


11/1/44

Fourteenth AF

About 70 ftrs again spt Chinese ground forces in Lungling area. 13 ftrs strafe river, road, and rail traffic from Kunghsien to Loyang.


11/1/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb A/Fs at Cebu City, and Alicante and supply dumps at Del Monte. FBs hit Bacolod, Alicante, and Carolina A/Fs. A-20's and B-25's hit Babo A/F. P-38's and B-25's pound Namlea A/Fs. P-47's attack shipping and shore tgts during sweep over Sulu Archipelago.


11/1/44

Eleventh AF

B-24's from Guam attack shipping NE of Iwo Jima. 12 B-24's escorting Navy photo airplanes over Iwo Jima, Haha Jima, and Chichi Jima, bomb A/Fs, a warehouse, and shipping. P-47's from Saipan strafe Pagan. During 1/2 Nov a B-24 on snooper mission from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima.


11/1/44

Eleventh AF

A B-24 on an armed weather mission bombs Otomari Cape.


11/2/44

Eighth AF

Eighth AF is ordered to increase size of 406th Bomb Sq (Night Leaflet), as liberation of Europe and conquest of Germany accelerate. About 1,100 HBs in 5 separate forces attack synthetic oil plant at Merseburg/Leuna, Castrop-Rauxel, Sterkrade, and Bielefeld/ Schildesche railroad and M/Y, along with several T/Os. Opposition is heavy with an estimated 500 ftrs attacking, mainly against the Merse- burg/Leuna force claiming 40 HBs. The 17 escorting ftr gps lose 28 planes. Total of over 160 ftrs are claimed destroyed.


11/2/44

Ninth AF

147 bmrs of 9th Bomb Div attack rail bridges at Mayen, Euskirchen, Bullay, Konz-Karthaus, and Trier. Ftrs fly escort to 9th Bomb Div and Eighth AF, attack bridges, fly armed rcn and night patrol, and provide spt for ground forces in frontline areas.


11/2/44

Twelfth AF

Clouds over Po Valley prevent MB operations. XXII TAC aircraft are also grounded due to unserviceable fields and bad weather over Italian battle areas.


11/2/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather curtails operations. 5 B-17's bomb Moosbierbaum oil refinery, while 2 others hit an A/F N of the city and bomb Klagenfurt. 6 P-38's fly weather rcn missions. All other operations are cancelled.


11/2/44

Tenth AF

Tenth AF moves from New Delhi to Myitkyina. 80-plus P-47's hit variety of tgts. The FBs bomb bridge at Ho-hko, spt ground forces at Myothit, bomb supply dumps at Namdaungmawn personnel and supply areas at Naungletgyi and Mawtaung, knock out bridge at Meza, hit nearby railroad cars, attack A/Fs at Nawnghkio and Sinlanzu and strike boats and boxcars S of Katha. 8 B-25's knock out 2 bridges at Tangon and Tantabin. A single B-25 bombs Indaw. Transports fly 268 sorties to forward areas.


11/2/44

Fourteenth AF

100-plus P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn over SW and SE China and N Indochina attack T/Os in Lungling and Mangshih area, knock out bridge at Dara and hit Nantingshun and Pinglo towns. The FBs also damage 4 factories at Kweilin, hit tanks and troop concentrations N of town, attack T/Os near Pinglo, Tahsu and E of Yungfu, and A/F, barracks, town area, and trains at Gia Lam.


11/2/44

FEAF

B-24's over Ormoc Bay attack Japanese convoy, claiming 1 transport sunk and another damaged. P-38's hit smaller shipping in Ormoc Bay, strafe vehicles from Ormoc to Valencia, and bomb San Enrique. B-25's pound Matina, Libby, Davao and Likanan A/Fs. During 2/3 Nov B-24's bomb Makassar, concentrating on wharf area.


11/2/44

Twentieth AF

17 Marianas-based B-29's bomb sub pens on Dublon I.


11/2/44

Seventh AF

11 Saipan-based B-24's bomb Chichi Jima. 3 from Guam, on armed rcn, hit Marcus.


11/2/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-24's bomb Suribachi and Onnekotan. 4 B-25's on a photo and offensive sweep bomb tgts at Torishima Is and Hayakegawa setting fire to 15 buildings, including a cannery.


11/3/44

Ninth AF

140-plus MBs and LBs hit rail overpass at Kaiserslautern, and rail bridges at Neuwied-Irlich, Bad Munster am Stein, Morscheid and Konz-Karthaus. Ftrs fly armed rcn, ground forces cover, attack railroads, bridge, and observation posts in W Germany, and escort 9th Bomb Div.


11/3/44

Twelfth AF

Heavy clouds over most of N Italy begin to disperse. MBs are still grounded but FBs manage to fly 8 sorties against gun positions in mountains S of Bologna.


11/3/44

Fifteenth AF

46 B-17's and B-24's (in an operation adapted to bad weather and flying without escort) bomb Vienna S ordnance depot, Moosbierbaum oil refinery, Munich W M/ Y, Klagenfurt aircraft factory, towns of Innsbruck and Graz, and rail line SE of Graz. The HBs attack individually, depending on cloud cover for protection. Over 30 other HBs abort due to clearing weather.


11/3/44

Tenth AF

12 B-25's, supported by 18 P-47's, hit Nawnghkio A/F. A single MB attacks T/Os between Myitkyina and Lashio. 90-plus FBs attack bridges, enemy forces, town areas and numerous T/Os at Kawngmu, Namhai, Tonlon, Ho-hko, Hinlong, Namhsum, Hkusan, Hkawngwa, Wingkang, Namhkam, and S of Mansi.


11/3/44

Tenth AF

transports fly 240-plus sorties to forward areas.


11/3/44

Fourteenth AF

69 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn over E Burma, SW and SE China, and N Indochina hit T/Os in Lungling area, damage railroad bridge S of Lashio, hit town of Mangshih and destroy nearby warehouse. The FBs hit town areas and docks at Takhing and Tengyun, attack troops in Mosun area, destroy 2 Japanese ftrs near Amoy, hit trains at Hongay, and bomb areas on Hainan I.


11/3/44

FEAF

B-25's bomb Alicante A/F. P-40's hit highway and oil dump N of Ormoc. A-20's and B-25's bomb Babo A/F. During 3/4 Nov harassing strikes are flown at A/Fs in C Phil Is, on NE peninsula of Celebes, and on Halmahera.


11/3/44

Twentieth AF

49 B-29's, operating from rear bases in Calcutta area, bomb Malagon railroad yards. Almost as many others hit alternate tgts.


11/3/44

Seventh AF

14 B-24's from Guam pound shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. 34 P-47's from Saipan bomb and strafe Pagan. B-24's from Saipan continue armed rcn and snooper missions over Marcus and Iwo Jima.


11/4/44

Eighth AF

More than 1,000 HBs operating in 6 forces attack synthetic oil plants, oil refineries, and benzol plant at Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Hamburg/Harburg, Misburg, and Neunkirchen, and several T/Os. 17 ftr gps, including a Ninth AF gp, provide spt.


11/4/44

Ninth AF

218 MBs and LBs hit Trier ordnance depot, Baumholder depot, and Eschweiler gun positions. Ftrs escort the 9th Bomb Div, attack railroads, bridges, and other tgts, and spt US xrx Corps in Aachen area.


11/4/44

Twelfth AF

Over 200 B-25's and B-26's of 42d Bomb Wg hit railway and road bridges in Brenner Pass. More than 130 B-25's of 57th Bomb Wg strike comm in W Po Valley, cutting at least 4 bridges. Ftrs and FBs of XXII TAC concentrate on comm tgts and trains in Po Valley and defenses in battle area S of Bologna. Some XXII TAC aircraft hit guns on N Italian coast, some hit rocket launching site and comm N of battle area, and 4 P-47's bomb Milan hotel where Hitler is rumored to be staying.


11/4/44

Fifteenth AF

715 HBs with ftr escorts pound oil storage at Regensburg, M/Ys at Munich and Augsburg, main M/Y and a benzol plant at Linz, a troop concentration at Podgorica, as well as attacking several alternate tgts and scattered T/Os including M/Ys at Wels and Kufstein, Erding, A/F, railroad tgts in and near Rosenheim, and towns of Strass and Muhldorf.


11/4/44

Tenth AF

17 P-47's pound Shwebo A/F while 6 others bomb stores of guns and ammo at Mong Yaw.


11/4/44

Fourteenth AF

34 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's attack road traffic and other T/Os in Mangshih and Lungling areas. 4 P-38's bomb pass near Menghsu, blocking the highway.


11/4/44

FEAF

B-24's again pound Alicante A/F.


11/4/44

Seventh AF

18 Saipan-based B-24's bomb Iwo Jima A/Fs. 2 others, on shipping rcn, bomb Haha Jima. 2 B-24's on armed rcn from Guam bomb Marcus. 16 P-47's bomb landing strip on Pagan.


11/4/44

Eleventh AF

6 B-24's strike A/F, buildings, and off shore shlpplng at Suribachi and Kurabu.


11/4/44

ZI

First report is received of Japanese balloon SW of San Pedro; USN recovers some apparatus, envelope, and rigging.


11/5/44

Eighth AF

More than 1,200 HBs attack M/Ys at Frankfurt/Main, Ludwigshafen, Karlsruhe, Hanau, and Kaiserslautern, and synthetic oil plant at Ludwigshafen, rail facilities at Landau, and 8 T/Os. 15 ftr gps give spt. 37 HBs and ftrs are lost.


11/5/44

Ninth AF

160 MBs and LBs strike ammo, ordnance, and supply depots at Hamburg. Ftrs escort bmrs, fly armed rcn, attack railroads and bridges, and cover ground forces of V and XIX Corps. IX TAC aids US 28th Inf Div in withstanding counter- attack near Kommerscheidt.


11/5/44

Twelfth AF

MBs, flying over 300 sorties, bomb bridges in Brenner Pass and in the NE Po Valley to interdict the Germans' 2 main supply routes from the N. Ftrs and FBs hit defenses and forces in battle areas in the N Apennines S of Bologna and attack comm tgts to the N as well as in battle zone.


11/5/44

Fifteenth AF

500 B-24's and B-17's bomb Vienna/Floridsdorf oil refinery in largest operation against a single tgt during World War II. 10 other HBs bomb about 20 scattered T/Os and 1 alternate tgt (Kapfenberg tank works). 139 P-38's and 198 P-51's provide escort. 16 of the ftrs strafe T/Os in tgt area. 42 other B-24's, with ftr escort, bomb troop concentrations at Mitrovica and Podgorica.


11/5/44

Tenth AF

About 70 P-47's attack Lashlo A/F, hit gun positions on Kyundaw I, bomb Kanbalu M/Y, hit T/Os along Naba-Wuntho railroad and on Burma Road and bomb town of Namhpakka and Lasai area. 28 other P-47's maintain patrols S of Myitkyina. Transports fly 300-plus sorties carrying men, equipment and supplies to various forward areas.


11/5/44

Fourteenth AF

49 P-40's, P-38's, and P-51's attack storage facilities and other T/Os around Mangshih, Chefang, Wanling, and Kweihsien.


11/5/44

FEAF

B-24's and P-40's attack A/Fs and barges in the C Phil Is. B-24's also hit town of Bima and Waingapoe Bay shipping at Soembawa. B-25's and FBs strike A/Fs, troop concentrations, and comm tgts throughout the Halmahera area and NE peninsula of Celebes. FBs and A-20's hit Amahai and T/Os on S coast of Ceram. Almost 50 A-20's, supporting ground forces, blast installations in Sarrni area.


11/5/44

Twentieth AF

24 Marianas-based B-29's bomb 2 Iwo Jima A/Fs, starting tac operations against the island in preparation for its invasion. 53 Calcutta-based B-29's bomb Singapore naval base putting the King George VI Graving Dock (one of the world's best drydocks) out of operation for 3 months, and blast other tgts at the base. 7 other B-29's bomb secondary tgt and Pangkalanbrandan refinery while 4 more hit other tgt.


11/5/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Guam hit shipping in the Bonins and, during armed rcn mission, bomb Marcus.


11/5/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's abort an offensive sweep off Suribachi due to intense shore fire. 4 more B-25's fly armed rcn over Shimushu and decklevel bomb Torishima Is tgts. Of 4 ftrs intercepting the B-25's, 1 is downed. 4 B-24's bomb Onnekotan and Matsuwa. 3 more B-24's bomb Kataoka naval base, starting fires. 7 ftrs intercept and the HBs down 1.


11/6/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,000 HBs in 6 forces attack 6 oil and chemical installations, a canal aqueduct and aircraft repair plant, along with 3 M/Ys, an A/F, and several T/Os in N and NW Germany. 16 ftr gps afford close escort and later strafe ground tgts in NW Germany and the Netherlands.


11/6/44

Ninth AF

Weather grounds 9th Bomb Div. Ftrs, during armed rcn, attack railroads and bridges. IX TAC also supports ground forces in Schmidt area.


11/6/44

Twelfth AF

MBs strike electric transformers and converters, railway bridges and railway fills on the rail line through Brenner Pass. FBs and ftrs again hit troops and gun positions in the battlelines S of Bologna and comm tgts N of the battle area.


11/6/44

Fifteenth AF

580-plus ftr-escorted HBs bomb Moosbierbaum oil refinery and Vienna S ordnance depot, alternate tgts of Kapfenberg steel works, Deutsch Wagram, Graz and Maribor M/Ys, and railroad power sub station at Bolzano.


11/6/44

AAF, India-Burma Theater

AAF, India-Burma Sector, China-BurmaIndia Theater is redesignated AAF, India-Burma Theater.


11/6/44

Tenth AF

70-plus P-47's, sweep A/Fs at Anisakan, Onbauk, Shwebo, Kin, and Kawlin; destroy and damage bridges at Hinlong and Wingkang; bomb town of Mawtaung and M/Y at Kanbalu; hit boxcars at Wuntho and Meza, boats along the Irrawaddy from Katha to Twinnge. and attack several scattered T/Os. 28 P-47's fly combat patrols S of Myitkyina. 8 B-25's bomb military area at Namun and supply dump at Mansi. Large-scale transport operations continue.


11/6/44

Fourteenth AF

16 P-40's pound Mangshih and Lungling areas. 15 others hit buildings and other T/Os at Wanling and around Chefang and Kweihsien.


11/6/44

FEAF

B-24's strike Lahug and Fabrica A/Fs, while FBs pound Palompon, bridge N of Valencia, and barges in Ormoc Bay. B-24's bomb Malili.


11/6/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan bomb shipping at Okimura and Higashi-minato and hit island of Ani Jima. During 6/7 Nov a snooper mission is flown over Iwo Jima A/Fs. Dispersal areas and runways are bombed. Beginning on this date and continuing through 24 Dec 44, B-24's on Saipan fly 24 missions to lay 170 mines in several anchorages throughout the Bonin Is.


11/6/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's bomb Torishima Is, score a hit on a large building, sink two nearby barges, and probably hit other shipping tgts. About 20 ftrs intercept, downing 1 B-25. The MBs claim 3 victories.


11/7/44

Ninth AF

No bmr operations because of unfavorable weather. Ftrs fly patrols and armed rcn, attacking railroads, guns positions and other tgts. IX TAC supports US V Corps as fierce counterattacks force US 28th Inf Div to retreat from village of Kommerscheidt. V Corps decides to withdraw Kall R bridgehead.


11/7/44

Twelfth AF

AG officially orders de facto action of 19 Oct redesignating XII FC to XXII TAC. MBs of 42d Bomb Wg aid DAF in supporting British Eighth Army's attack on Forli. 57th Bomb Wg continues interdiction campaign against railway supply lines in NE Italy. FBs closely spt US Fifth Army forces astride Idice R in mountains S of Bologna and bomb comm N of the Apennines, scoring many hits on bridges between Piacenza and Bologna.


11/7/44

Fifteenth AF

More than 550 HBs attack Maribor, Alipasin Most, and Brunico M/Ys, Vienna/Floridsdorf oil refinery, Brenner Pass railroad route, railroad bridges at Pinzano al Tagliamento, Casarsa della Delizia, Mezzocorona, Ora, and Albes, and troop concentrations at Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Prijepolje, and Mitrovica. Ftrs escort all operations except the attacks on troop concentrations. 124 P-38's strafe troop concentrations at Podgorica and roads and railroads near Raska, between Visegrad-Prijepolje-Sjenica and from Sjenica to Novi Pazar.


11/7/44

Tenth AF

80-plus P-47's hit gun positions, supply areas, and troops at Bhamo, Pintin, and in vicinity of Myazedi, bomb A/Fs at Kawlin, Shwebo, and Onbauk, hit fuel dump near Panghkam road junction, attack railroad T/Os between Indaw and Shwebo, and T/Os along the Irrawaddy between Bhamo and Katha. 28 other P-47's maintain overlapping patrols over area S of Myitkyina. Transports fly 260-plus sorties to forward areas.


11/7/44

Fourteenth AF

6 B-25's bomb railroad yards at Yuncheng. 2 B-25's and 21 P-51's, P-40's, and P-38's hit T/Os around Mangshih, Chefang, Wanling, and Lungling.


11/7/44

FEAF

B-24's and FBs hit Fabrica, Alicante, Bacolod, and Opon A/Fs, shipping at various C Phil locations, and comm and supply tgts at Tambuco, Ormoc, Palompon, Valencia, and other areas. P-38's and B-25's hit Del Monte A/F and T/Os in Macajalar Bay, Mindanao, and Mandai A/F. B-25's hit Tanamon, Mapanget, and Langoan. B-25's and FBs hit Galela, Miti, and Kaoe A/Fs. In sweeps over Boeroe and Ceram small groups of B-25's and P-38's hit runways and small shipping. B-24's bomb Raba Estate.


11/7/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Guam strike Iwo Jima and, during armed rcn flight, bomb AA positions on Marcus. P-47's strafe A/F on Pagan during the early morning and follow up with rocket and strafing runs later in the morning.


11/8/44

Eighth AF

Transfer of trg functions from VIII AF Comp Cmd to combat gps is completed. VIII AF Comp Cmd ceases to function as personnel are attached to Air Disarmament Cmd (Prov) by USSTAF. A/F at Denain/Prouvy is assigned to Eighth AF. This is first step in establishing an VIII AFSC Serv Center on the European continent so that Eighth AF can service and administer its own aircraft and personnel in the area. Over 250 HBs attack synthetic oil plants at Merseburg/Leuna and M/Y at Rheine, along with 5 T/Os. Bad weather causes recall of over 350 other HBs. 18 ftr gps provide escort and later strafe ground tgts with good results. 23 ftrs are lost.


11/8/44

Ninth AF

Weather cancels operations against military depots and troop concentrations in Germany, and fortified positions in France. Mission against rail bridges in Germany is recalled due to weather. Ftrs fly escort, attack railroads, bridges, factories, supply dumps, and cmd posts. IX and XIX TACs spt US 28th Inf Div in Schmidt area (V Corps begins withdrawing Kall R bridgehead) and Third Army elements start assault on enemy fortifications in Metz area.


11/8/44

Twelfth AF

MBs strike rail line in Brenner Pass and other lines running into Italy from NE and bomb bridges in C and W Po Valley, damaging several and destroying the bridge at Mantua. Ftrs and FBs hit comm in Bologna area, but concentrate most of their operations against bridges and rail lines in Parma area in effort to disrupt battle area supply lines.


11/8/44

Fifteenth AF

34 B-24's bomb troop concentrations at Mitrovica, Prijepolje, and Sjenica. Heavy cloud over tgts forces over 70 others to abort.


11/8/44

Tenth AF

80-plus P-47's spt ground forces in Mawlu area, bomb personnel, supplies, and comm facilities at Tunhong, Chaungdauk, and Kutkai, gun positions at Hsipaw, Man Hpa town area, Kawlin A/F and T/Os along Kawlin-Pinwe railroad. 8 B-25's knock out Bawgyo railroad bridge. 270-plus transports fly sorties to forward areas.


11/8/44

Fourteenth AF

In S China and N Indochina 2 B-25's hit railroad tracks at Lohochai and 2 others hit tracks at Duc Tho. 4 P-51's blast road machinery near Muse. 15 B-25's, 13 P-40's and P-51's pound storage buildings, villages, and other T/Os throughout Mangshih area.


11/8/44

FEAF

B-24's again hit Alicante A/F. B-25's bomb Langoan A/F while P-38's on sweeps over Kendari area hit parked airplanes, shipping, nickel mine, and other T/Os. B-25's attack Kaoe and Hate Tabako A/F while others hit T/Os on Ceram.


11/8/44

Twentieth AF

17 XXI BC B-29's are airborne against Iwo Jima A/F. 6 manage to bomb through a hole in cloud cover. Others fail to bomb tgt. Enemy aircraft drop phosphorous bombs on formations, damaging 1 B-29. 1 VHB ditches, the first aircraft lost by XXI BC on a combat mission.


11/8/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. A single HB on a snooper mission bombs Iwo Jima during 8/9 Nov. P-47's attempt ftr sweep over Pagan but must abort because of bad weather.


11/8/44

Eleventh AF

An 8-aircraft shipping sweep is cancelled due to weather.


11/9/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,100 HBs (in conjunction with Ninth AF aircraft) hit TAC tgts in Metz and Thionville area as US Third Army forces launch full-scale attack on Metz. Other tgts include Saarbrucken M/Ys, bombed by over 300 of the HBs. 11 ftr gps give escort and 6 gps of FBs bomb and strafe tgts between Frankfurt/ Main and Mannheim. Over 40 HBs and ftrs are lost.


11/9/44

Ninth AF

74 planes of 9th Bomb Div attack road junctions, barracks, ordnance arsenals, arty camps, military storage depot, and other tgts in Dieuze, Landau, Sankt Wendel, and Faulquemont areas. IX TAC flies sweeps over W Germany and attacks M/Y at Duren, while XXIX TAC escort attacks Rahling and an A/F and supports US Third Army elements (2 inf and 2 armd divs) as allout assault on Metz is pushed.


11/9/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather hampers MBs operations in Po Valley as 7 of 9 missions abort. In the 2 others, bridges in the Valley are hit. Ftrs and FBs fly less than 100 sorties, but successfully strike road and railroad bridges in Bologna-Modena areas.


11/9/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to 4 weather rcn missions.


11/9/44

Tenth AF

70-plus aircraft bomb concentrations and supply areas at Kutkai, Shwebo, Mawtawng, and Kunhailong, bomb A/F at Kawlin, knock out bridge at Ho-hko, and spt ground forces and hit T/Os near Chyauhkawng, Namakyaing, Sepein, Tonlon, and at other points in the same general area. 6 B-25's bomb rail yards at Kanbalu. Transports continue large-scale operations, flying nearly 300 sorties to forward areas.


11/9/44

Fourteenth AF

8 B-25's bomb Mangshih while 10 P-38's hit T/Os in Mangshih-Chefang area. 6 B-25's bomb Kaifeng while 6 others hit sampans, storage areas, and other T/Os in Yiyang area. 160 P-40's, P-38's, and P-51's on armed rcn over wide expanses of S China and N Indochina attack trucks, gun positions, river and coastal shipping, and other T/Os at or near Pingnam, Kweihsien, Changsha, Yoyang, Siangtan, Lushan, Kioshan, Paoching, Hengyang, Liangshan, Liuchow, Suikai, Gia Lam, Kien An, and Weichow I.


11/9/44

FEAF

FBs attack convoy off W coast of Leyte and hit barges and shipping near Ormoc. B-24's bomb Carolina A/F. B-25's attack several A/Fs and villages in the NE peninsula of Celebes and Halmahera. A20's strike Piroe.


11/9/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Guam, fly shipping rcn over the Bonins attacking vessels and AA positions at Haha Jima, shipping and town at Okimura, and returning, strafe Iwo Jima. P-47's from Saipan strafe storage caves on Pagan. During 9/10 Nov a lone B-24 from Guam, on snooper mission, bombs Iwo Jima.


11/9/44

Eleventh AF

An 8-plane armed rcn sweep and a 4-plane bombing mission are cancelled due to weather.


11/10/44

Eighth AF

More than 600 HBs attack A/Fs, M/Y and chemical plant at or near Hanau, Wiesbaden, and Cologne; and 4 T/Os. 14 ftr gps give escort to HBs and 2 FB gps bomb and strafe transportation-comm tgts in NC Germany.


11/10/44

Ninth AF

150-plus bmrs dispatched against ordnance arsenal and camp area are recalled due to weather. 7 others drop leaflets. XXIX TAC attacks railroads while XIX TAC escorts bmrs and supports 80th and 5th Inf Divs in US Third Army assault in Metz area.


11/10/44

Twelfth AF

HQ and HQ Sq, XII TAC; HQ and HQ Sq, 64th Ftr Wg; 324th Ftr Gp; 415th Night Ftr sq; 11th Tac Rcn Sq; and several signal, ftr control, and serv units are relieved from duty with Twelfth AF and assigned to ETOUSA and First TAC AF (Prov). MBs continue interdiction campalgn against railways in NE Italy, principally the Brenner Pass, Brenta R and Po R bridges, rail ferry at Ostiglia, and several dumps. FBs hit rail tgts and guns at several points in Po Valley.


11/10/44

Fifteenth AF

Continued bad weather limits operations to rcn missions and rcn escorts by P-38's.


11/10/44

Tenth AF

60-plus P-47's again attack a variety of tgts including Japanese concentrations at Bhamo, Indaw, Hkapra, and Nawngtao, town of Naba Station bridges at Meza and in Kawlin area, and T/Os along the Irrawaddy and along the railroad corridor in N Burma and spt ground forces S of Bhamo. Transports fly more than 250 sorties to forward areas.


11/10/44

Fourteenth AF

11 B-25's pound storage buildings and town area of Wanling. 130-plus P-40's, P-38's, and P-51's on armed rcn over S China attack river, road and rail traffic, storage, A/F and villages at or near Tingka, Chefang, Kweilin, Yoyang, Nanyo, Changsha, Paoching, Kweihsien, Yungfu, Wuchou, Siangtan, Tanchuk, Mosun, Kweiping, Yuncheng, Chenghsien, Hankow, and Chikhom.


11/10/44

FEAF

FBs again hit Ormoc Bay shipping while B-25's join Navy aircraft in shipping strikes throughout same area. At least 3 destroyers are claimed sunk. B-24's in the area bomb town of Ormoc. B-25's and A-20's over Ceram bomb Haroekoe A/F, Piroe, and T/Os on S coast.


11/10/44

Seventh AF

27 Saipan-based B-24's pound Iwo Jima. 6 from Angaur I bomb Koror.


11/11/44

Eighth AF

400-plus HBs attack Oberlahnstein, Koblenz, and Rheine M/Ys, Scholven/Buer oil plant, and Bottrop synthetic oil plant, along with other tgts. 11 ftr gps provide escort.


11/11/44

Ninth AF

190 MBs and LBs hit strongpoints at Putzlohn and rail bridges at Sinzig, Euskirchen, Ahrweiler, and Mayen. IX TAC hits railroads and other tgts, escorts 9th Bomb Div, and supports US 28th Inf Div in Schmidt area. XXIX TAC hits tgts in W Germany. XIX TAC flies armed rcn and supports US XII and XX Corps in Thionville-Metz area.


11/11/44

Twelfth AF

MBs strike at railroad bridges in NC and NE Italy, damaging bridge at Piazzola sul Brenta and knocking out 2 spans of bridge at Latisana. FBs continue spt of ground forces S of Bologna, attack vehicles, trains, and comm in Genoa-Alessandria area, bomb Villafranca di Verona A/F and set most of the area aflame. During 10/11 Nov A-20's bomb Ghedi A/F and T/Os in Po Valley.


11/11/44

Fifteenth AF

220-plus HBs attack M/Ys in Rosenheim, Salzburg, Villach, Linz, and Lienz, railroad at Zell am See, highway bridge at Sillian, Wurzen Pass, railroad bridges at Pinzano al Tagliamento, Latisana, and Casarsa della Delizia, and Aviano A/F. Ftrs escort all missions except the bridge attacks. Bad weather grounds 100-plus other HBs, and another 320-plus are recalled before reaching tgt areas.


11/11/44

Tenth AF

Nearly 90 P-47's hit troop concentrations at Chaungdauk, Nawngtao, Mankang, and in Indaw vicinity; damage and knock out bridges at Meza and S of Kawlin, score near misses on bridges i Hsenwi-Namhkai area; blast radio installation near Manoi, bomb Kawlin A/F, hit rail traffic between Shwebo and Padu, and attack T/Os along the Irrawaddy from Tigyaing to Twinnge. Transports fly 237 sorties to forward areas.


11/11/44

Fourteenth AF

18 B-25's hit Phuc Yen, Wan Lai-Kam, and damage bridge on Mekong R. 10 B-25's bomb Kweilin A/F while 4 hit Wanling. 5 B-25's and 6 P-40's attack Chingmen A/F. 70-plus P-40's, P-51's and P-38's over S China and N Indochina on armed rcn hit T/Os at several locations, concentrating on Lampang, Changsha, Lingling, and Hengyang areas.


11/11/44

FEAF

B-24's hit Dumaguete A/ F while FBs hit shipping in Palompon area and T/Os at Valencia. Over Halmahera FBs and B-25's hit shipping and Namlea A/F. P-38's hit Kendari A/F and B-24's bomb Ninring R area.


11/11/44

Twentieth AF

The last of the 6 preliminary trg missions of XXI BC is directed at Truk atoll. 8 B-29's bomb Dublon I sub pens.


11/11/44

Seventh AF

Escorted by newly arrived P-38's (some of which also escort B-29 raid on Truk) 29 Guambased B-24's pound Iwo Jima A/Fs. 16 Saipan-based P-47's hit Pagan beach defenses and storage caves.


11/12/44

Eighth AF

Operational tour of duty for ftr pilots is set at 270 hrs.


11/12/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents operations by 9th Bomb Div. Ftr operations are limited but IX and XIX TAC's fly patrols and armed rcn in W Germany and along French-German border.


11/12/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather grounds MBs. FBs spt ground forces in the N Apennines and hit railway tgts in Po Valley, cut rail lines in 18 places and destroy or seriously damage 8 bridges. During 11/12 Nov LBs hit motor transport, Bergamo A/F, and Po R crossing at San Benedetto Po.


11/12/44

Fifteenth AF

107 ftr-escorted B-24's strike at bridges at Ora, Albes, and Mezzocorona, viaduct at Avisio, plus alternate tgt of Casarsa della Delizia railroad bridges and T/Os in NE Italy including Latisana railroad bridge and an A/F to the N.


11/12/44

Tenth AF

16 P-47's spt ground forces in Pinwe area and near Indaw. 24 attack supplies and comm tgts in Kawlin area while 9 bomb Japanese concentrations at Indaw and Man Hkong. Town of Pegon is attacked by 11 P-47's and 20-plus others and 9 B-25's hit T/Os during the sweeps of the Irrawaddy from Singu to Katha anl along rail lines at several points in N Burma. 250-plus transport sorties are flown to forward bases and frontline areas.


11/12/44

Fourteenth AF

8 B-25's knock out a railway bridge and damage 2 others near Thanh Hoa. 4 B-25's bomb town of Man Pwe while 4 attack Wanling. 38 P-51's and P-40's hit Hengyang A/F and attack river, rail, and road traffic, arty pieces, pillboxes, and storage around Hengyang, Lingling, and Kweilin. 13 P-40's hit Changsha area. 40 P-51's and P-38's hit various T/Os at several other locations scattered throughout S China and N Indochina.


11/12/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Alicante A/F while FBs hit Linao barges of W coast of Leyte, and shipping in Ormoc Bay. B-25's bomb Daliao and Matina A/F. B-24's and FBs over NE Celebes and Halmahera I attack shipping and Djailolo A/F. 50-plus B-25's blast Mapia and Asia Is.


11/12/44

Twentieth AF

29 Chengtu-based B-29's bomb Omura. Over 20 others bomb last resort tgt of Nanking (due to bad weather over Omura), and 20-plus more hit various alternate tgts and T/Os.


11/12/44

Seventh AF

29 Saipan-based B-24's with P-38 escort bomb A/F on Iwo Jima. 11 P-47's strafe runway and storage area on Pagan. During the night a B-24 on snooper mission bombs Iwo Jima. B-24's from Angaur bomb Koror.


11/12/44

Eleventh AF

2 B-24's fly armed rcn over Onnekotan and Matsuwa.


11/13/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents all operations except for night patrol and
weather rcn by IX TAC.


11/13/44

Twelfth AF

During 12/13 Nov A-20's bomb ammo dumps, pontoon bridge, and T/Os in Po Valley. Thick overcast covering N Italy the following morning vastly curtails MBs which attack only a railway bridge at Padua. FBs continue to hit comm N of battle area and also oil pipeline across the Po R at Ostiglia.


11/13/44

Fifteenth AF

During 12/13 Nov 14 MBs hit Blechhammer oil refinery. 5 others hit alternate tgts and T/Os at scattered locations including Gleiwitz, Karvina, Ruzomberok, and Vac. Day operations are limited to rcn missions.


11/13/44

Tenth AF

100-plus FBs pound numerous tgts in N Burma. Close spt strikes are made on Pinwe area, bridges at Namhkai, Meza, and Thegyaung, on troop concentrations and on supplies at Loi-Lum and Namhpakka. Ferry crossing at Shweli is hit by 12-hr delay bombs, Nawnghkio landing ground is strafed, and numerous T/Os along the Irrawaddy and rail lines in N Burma are hit. Transports fly over 300 sorties to forward areas.


11/13/44

Fourteenth AF

4 B-25's bomb Man Pwe while 4 others blast 3 warehouses at Wanling. 60-plus P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn over S China and as far W and SW as Burma and Thailand hit numerous T/Os including shipping, troops, and railroad tgts.


11/13/44

FEAF

B-24's pound Fabrica A/F while FBs hit shipping and other T/Os. A few FBs hit Legaspi A/F. B-25's, with P-38 cover, hit San Roque A/F and town of Zamboanga. Over Halmahera I and in Ceram area FBs and A-20's bomb A/Fs and various T/Os. Pegun I is blasted by 2 waves of 70 A-20's.


11/13/44

Seventh AF

6 B-24's from Guam, escorting Navy photo aircraft over Iwo Jima and the Bonins, attack shipping at Futamiko. 1 B-24 from Saipan, carrying out unsuccessful shipping search, bombs Iwo Jima. 7 B-24's from Angaur hit oil storage on Malakal I and attack bridge between Malakal and Koror.


11/14/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents all operations except a few ftr patrols and rcn flights.


11/14/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather restricts operations to FB attacks by 17 P-47's on rail lines and road N of battleline.


11/14/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to rcn missions.


11/14/44

Tenth AF

12 B-25's bomb supply area near Lashio. 56 FBs hit supply areas, enemy concentrations, town areas, and general T/Os at Kutkai, Sandaya, Palaung, Kawlin, Tingka, and in Shwebo-Kyaukmyaung area. 12 spt ground forces in Pinwe area, 4 bomb Sindaw R bridges and 30-plus others maintain patrols S of Myitkyina. 300-plus transport sorties are flown to forward areas.


11/14/44

Fourteenth AF

In E Burma and in China-Burma boundary areas 8 B-25's bomb Wanling and Hsenwi. 15 P-38's and P-40's on armed rcn hit T/Os around Wanling and Mangshih.


11/14/44

FEAF

B-26's pound Pegun I in preparation for allied amphibious landings early the following morning. B-24's, with P-38 and P-47 cover, bomb Bacolod A/F while FBs hit trucks and buildings in Valencia area and near Linao and hit shipping S of Ormoc. B-26's and FBs pound Lahug and Opon A/F. B-24's strike Langoan A/F.


11/14/44

Seventh AF

22 Saipan and Guambased B-24's bomb Woleai hitting an A/F and adjacent installations and firing an oil dump. 4 Saipan-based P-47's hit Pagan A/F. During 14/16 Nov a B-24 from Saipan on snooper mission attacks shipping SW of the Bonins.


11/15/44

Ninth AF

XII TAC, along with 71st Ftr Wg, 60th, 368th, and 371st Ftr Gps, 86th Air Depot Gp, and 83d and 312th Serv Gps, is assigned to the First Tac AF (Prov). When hostilities cease the First Tac AF will be disbanded and all of its units will revert to Ninth AF. Weather prevents bmr operations and limits ftrs. XIX TAC flies armed rcn in Merzig-Trier-Saarbrucken area and supports XX Corps in same area.


11/15/44

Twelfth AF

Twelfth AF loses HQ & HQ Sq, 63d Ftr Wg; HQ and HQ Sq, 42d Bomb Wg; 17th and 320th Bomb Gps, and 310th Serv Gp to ETOUSA. Bad weather cancels all operations except for rcn by 4 P-47's and attack by 2 on railroad bridge and rolling stock in Po Valley.


11/15/44

Fifteenth AF

80 B-17's and B-24's attack benzol plant at Linz, M/Y at Innsbruck, and troop concentration at Novi Pazar (all primary tgts), and make single bmr attacks on Wolfsburg, Salzburg, Hieflau, Kapfenberg steel works, Schwaz, Ybbs, and A/Fs near Linz, Passau, and Traunstein. Ftrs escort the Novi Pazar raid.


11/15/44

Tenth AF

12 B-25's attack A/F at Kawlin. 42 P-47's hit supplies, troop and vehicle concentrations, and T/Os at Mansak, Gyogon, Banmauk, Namtao, and Wuntho. 20 spt ground forces in Pinwe area while 16 attack bypass bridges at Kawnghka and Namhkai, knocking out the latter. 8 P-47's bomb Kyaikthin rail sidings and junction, 8 strafe Anisakan A/F, and 12 hit T/Os during N Burma road sweeps. 280 transport sorties are flown.


11/15/44

Fourteenth AF

19 B-25's and 16 P-51's and P-40's over SW China, W Burma, and N Indochina hit railroad tgts, villages, town areas, and general T/Os at or near Wanling, Mangshih, Tingka, Quang Yen, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, and Man Pwe.


11/15/44

FEAF

B-25's and FBs spt allied amphibious landings in Mapia Is.B-24's, with P-38 spt, bomb La Carlota A/F while B-25's hit Lahug. B-25's and FBs attack T/Os on Cebu and shipping off W coast of Leyte. On Mindanao B-24's hit 3 A/Fs while P-38's hit shipping and other T/Os. In NE Celebes B-24's bomb Tanamon while other B-24's, B-25's, and FBs hit scattered T/Os in Celebes anl Halmahera I.


11/15/44

Seventh AF

Guam-based B-24's on shipping strike to the Bonins, attack vessels at Haha Jima and near Chichi Jima. 1 Saipan-based B-24, during 15/16 Nov snooper mission, bombs Iwo Jima after failing to find shipping tgts in the Bonins.


11/15/44

Eleventh AF

8 B-25's weatherabort armed photo rcn over Paramushiru.


11/16/44

Eighth AF

About 1,200 HBs, along with Ninth AF and RAF airplanes, attack tac tgts E of Aachen in spt of US First and Ninth Armies' offensive. 9 ftr gps fly escort and 2 gps later strafe transportation tgts in Giessen, Marburg, and Berleburg areas.


11/16/44

Ninth AF

80 9th Bomb Div bmrs hit defended areas and strongpoints at Echtz, Luchem, and Eschweiler. IX TAC FBs dive-bomb gun positions and other tgts in Stolberg and Hurtgen areas and XIX TAC supports US XX Corps in Merzig, Trier, Saarbrucken area. XXIX TAC attacks tgts in 12 W German towns. US First and Ninth Armies begin eastward thrust (Operation QUEEN) into areas hit by IX and XXIX TACs.


11/16/44

Twelfth AF

MBs fly over 250 sorties against rail lines in Brenner Pass and other parts of NE Italy destroying the railroad bridge at Sacile. FBs in spt of British Eighth Army adv to NW of Forli hit guns, ammo supplies, and other military tgts, attack pipeline crossings of the Po at Ostiglia and Ferrara, and pontoon stores near Ficarola, as well as hitting comm tgts N of battle area.


11/16/44

Fifteenth AF

More than 550 HBs attack Munich W M/Y and troop concentrations at Visegrad as well as alternate tgt of Innsbruck M/Y and scattered T/Os. Over 250 P-51's and P-38's spt the attack on Munich. 26 other P-38's strafe transport tgts on roads between Sarajevo and Novi Pazar.


11/16/44

Tenth AF

30 P-47's hit troop concentrations and supply areas at Naungmo, Nawngmoloi, and Lashio. 11 spt ground forces in Pinwe area, 4 attack bridges at Meza and over Sindaw R. 4 bomb Meza railroad station, 16 sweep railroad from Sagaing to Kanbalu, and 16 strafe Nawnghkio and Hsumhsai A/Fs. Transports fly 270-plus sorties to forward bases and frontline areas.


11/16/44

Fourteenth AF

23 B-24's bomb Changsha. 8 B-25's hit Lohochai and bomb Wanling area. 16 B-25's hit Nghia Trang, Duc Tho, Nha Trang, and Do Len. 70-plus P-40's and P-51's over SE and SW China on armed rcn attack road, river, and rail traffic, town areas, and other T/Os at several scattered locations.


11/16/44

FEAF

In C Phil Is and in Mindanao area B-25's, B-24's, and FBs hit A/Fs, harbors, shipping, and T/Os. In Kendari area and on NE peninsula of Celebes, and on Halmahera, HBs, MBs, and FBs pound A/Fs, villages and shipping. MBs also spt ground forces in Mapia Is and bomb Namlea A/F.


11/16/44

Thirteenth AF

Col Willard R Wolfinbarger becomes CO of XIII FC.


11/16/44

Seventh AF

12 Saipan-based B-24's bomb shipping at Chichi Jima while 2 others attack barges at Haha Jima. 12 P-47's and 3 P-38's hit A/F un ragan In the first combat strike by P-38's in the Marianas. During a 16/17 Nov snooper mission in the Bonins a B-24 attacks shipping.


11/17/44

Ninth AF

30 bmrs of 9th Bomb Div hit Haguenau. Weather prevents 1OO-plus bmrs from attacking tgts. Ftrs escort bmrs, fly patrol and armed rcn over wide area of W Germany, and spt US 104th and 4th Inf Divs and 2d Armd Div, E of Aachen and near Hurtgen.


11/17/44

Twelfth AF

For the first time in several months the Twelfth's MBs attack tgts in Yugoslavia, hitting bridges along the Brod-Zagreb-Maribor railroad. MBs also hit rail bridges and viaducts in NE Italy, concentrating on Brenner Pass where ground haze and smoke screen at Avisio viaduct hamper the attacks. FBs of XXII TAC cut rail lines, hit larger concentrations of railroad cars, and blast several ammo and fuel dumps N of the battleline below Bologna. FBs closely supporting ground forces also hit guns and other military tgts in battle area.


11/17/44

Fifteenth AF

630-plus HBs attack Blechhammer S and Vienna/Floridsdorf oil refineries, industrial area in and near Vienna, M/Ys at Maribor, Gyor, Graz, Salzburg, Villach, and town of Sankt Johann in Tirol, plus several scattered T/Os. Ftrs escort HBs and fly rcn and rcn escort missions.


11/17/44

Tenth AF

33 P-47's hit troop and vehicle concentrations and supply areas at Manlu, Loi Lum, Nawng Moloi, and Kyaukme. 10 P-47's spt ground forces in N Burma railroad corridor near Meza. 16 others sweep rail line from Hsipaw to Sedaw hitting rolling stock, gun positions and other T/Os while 3 bomb Meza railroad station. 16 others strafe A/Fs at Nawnghkio, Anisakan, and Onbauk. 9 B-25's bomb bridges at Lashio, knocking out a bypass bridge and damaging others. Several machinegun positions are silenced in the bridge area. Transports continue to operate on large scale, flying 266 sorties to forward areas.


11/17/44

Fourteenth AF

3 B-24's bomb Kowloon Docks. 15 B-25's, in flights of 2 or 3 MBs each, attack gun positions, storage areas, and village and town areas N of Chuchou, S of Hpalen, W of Nanyo, and at Chefang and Nanyo. Also a bridge at Tingka is knocked out. 100-plus P-40's and P-51's hit T/Os throughout SE and SW China, concentrating on Mangshih and Changsha areas.


11/17/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Legaspi A/F. In Mindanao area B-24's bomb Sasa and Likanan A/Fs. Other B-24's and B-25's fly heckling missions over C Phil Is, Mindanao, and NE Celebes. B-25's continue to spt ground forces on Mapia Is.


11/17/44

Seventh AF

15 B-24's, flying shipping strike out of Saipan, attack vessels SW of Muko Jima and attack harbor and town of Okimura.


11/17/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-24's bomb Suribachi A/F. 2 ftrs intercept and damage 1 B-24 which force-lands on Kamchatka.


11/18/44

Eighth AF

8 ftr gps strafe oil storage depots in Hanau and Ulm areas, A/Fs at Leipheim and Lechfeld, and miscellaneous ground tgts. About 70 ftrs are encountered. US ftrs claim 26 air victories and 69 destroyed on the ground. 8 US ftrs are lost.


11/18/44

Ninth AF

340-plus bmrs of 9th Bomb Div strike barracks areas, rail bridges, rail facilities, strongpoints, and defended positions at 13 locations in Germany. Ftrs escort Bomb Div, fly sweeps and armed rcn over W Germany, and spt ground forces E of Aachen and in Sarreguemines area.


11/18/44

Twelfth AF

MBs bomb bridges at Pizzighettone, Romano di Lombardia, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Migazzone, Casarsa della Delizia, Casale Monferrato, and at Zidani Most and also pound Brod-Ljubljana railway, the principal German escape route in the Balkans. FBs continue successful attacks on rail lines, dumps, guns, and pipelines in the N Apennines and the Po Valley, XXII TAC claiming over 100 train cars, 8 locomotives, and nearly 75 vehicles destroyed.


11/18/44

Fifteenth AF

680-plus HBs bomb Vienna/Floridsdorf and Korneuburg oil refineries, A/Fs at Aviano, Villafranca di Verona, Udine, and Vicenza, and troop concentrations at Visegrad. 126 P-38's escort Austria missions while 12 others bomb the troop concentrations at Visegrad. 186 P-51's provide cover for raids on the Italian A/Fs and sweep tgt areas. Over 50 other ftrs fly rcn and rcn escort.


11/18/44

Tenth AF

27 FB's spt ground forces S of Pinwe and in Bhamo area. 16 attack troops and supply area at Panglong and Ngapwegyi while 7 hit ferry area at Meza, 20 hit T/Os along Kanbalu-Wuntho railroad and at Maymyo and Wetwin. 9 B-25's pound Man Pwe rail yards, destroying warehouses and other buildings anl causing much general damage. Transports continue large-scale operations to forward areas.


11/18/44

Fourteenth AF

10 B-25's blast stores at Hengshan and hit populated areas from Ishan to Liuchow. 130-plus P-51's, P-40's, and P-38's pound T/Os scattered over vast areas of S China. Troops, shipping, supplies, trucks, and railroad tgts are hit particularly hard N of Lingling, from Liuchow to Ishan, from Hengshan to Hengyang, from Kweilin to Liuchou, from Siangtan to Paoching, and at Chuanhsien, Hwaiyuanchen, Chingmen, Chuchiang, and Shihkiachwang.


11/18/44

FEAF

In Mindanao-NE Celebes areas B-24's, B-25's and A-20's again hit A/Fs and T/Os. FBs, A-20's, and B-25's over several locations in Phil Is pound shipping, supply and personnel areas, harbors, barges, airstrips, and comm tgts. B-24's, with P-38's and P-47's supporting, launch major strike against oil installations at Tarakan. Other B-24's and B-25's hit shipping off Tarakan and in Brunei Bay. In the MakassarKendari area B-24's bomb Polewali shipyards. B-24's pound A/Fs in Ceram-Amboina area while P-38's strafe shipping. B-25's continue to spt ground forces in Mapia Is.


11/18/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan and Guam hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. P-38's and B-24's from Saipan escort photo planes over Iwo Jima.


11/18/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-24's strike Suribachi shore batteries, including one on Takikawa Cape. A shipping sweep by 6 B-25's is cancelled due to weather.


11/19/44

Ninth AF

450-plus A-20's, A-26's, and B-26's bomb storage depots, bridge, junction, ordnance depots, and defended positions in or near 10 German towns and cities. Ftrs escort 9th Bomb Div, carry out patrols, and fly armed rcn hitting rail facilities and other tgts over W German areas including Euskirchen, Trier, Saarbrucken, Julich, and Cologne. IX, XIX, and XXIX TACs spt US VII, XII, XIX, and XX Corps areas E of Aachen and near Hurtgen, between Metz and Saarlautern and near Sarreguemines.


11/19/44

Twelfth AF

Fog and low clouds force cancellation of missions against W Po Valley tgts and limit FBs to a midday attack on rail lines, guns, troop concentrations, motor transport, and other military tgts in and near battle area S of Bologna. During 18/19 Nov A-20's on armed rcn bomb Ghedi A/F and tgts in Bologna, Ferrara, Mantua, Cremona, and Parma areas.


11/19/44

Fifteenth AF

More than 500 B-24's and B-17's bomb Schwechat and Vosendorf oil refineries, Winterhafen oil depot and Lobau oil plant, WienerNeudorf aircraft factory, Linz benzol plant, Horsching A/F, Gyor, and Maribor M/Ys, plus several scattered T/Os. 19 P-38's dive-bomb troop concentrations at Prijepolje and Novi Pazar, while 126 P-51's strafe roads and railroads between Esztergom and Veszprem and Vienna, and also attack Veszprem and Tapolcza A/Fs. Other ftrs cover HB and rcn missions.


11/19/44

Tenth AF

15 P-47's spt ground forces attacking Bhamo and fighting in the Pinwe area. 36 P-47's pound enemy concentrations at Man Mao, Sekang, and Manlu. Transports fly 290 sorties to forward areas.


11/19/44

Fourteenth AF

3 B-24's bomb Samah Bay docks. 10 B-25's damage 2 buildings N of Chefang and score hits on bridges at Tingka and Wan Lai-Kam. 8 P-40's and P-38's hit T/Os S of Tingka and Chefang. 19 P-40's blast troops and river, rail, and road traflic in Hankow area. 27 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's hit numerous T/Os in Mangshih area.


11/19/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Alicante and Palompon while P-47's hit Valencia and Ormoc areas. On Mindanao B-24's hit Libby A/F. Others bomb A/Fs at Sasa, Sidate, Mapanget, and Borebore. B-25's and A-20's hit A/Fs and shipping in Ceram-Am- boina-Boeroe. B-25's and A-20's hit Asia Is tgts.


11/19/44

Seventh AF

5 B-24's from Guam, on armed rcn over Iwo Jima and the Bonins, bomb A/Fs on Iwo Jima while 15 hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. 1 B-24 from Angaur in the Palaus bombs Legaspi A/F.


11/20/44

Eighth AF

Almost 200 B-17's sent against Eudenbach A/F must abort because of bad weather. Over 150 others bomb Scholven/Buer synthetic oil plant and Munster M/Y, with 7 ftr gps in spt. 6 other gps strafe W German ground tgts.


11/20/44

Ninth AF

Bad weather prevents 9th Bomb Div operations. Ftrs fly sweeps and night patrols over broad areas of W Germany and strafe and bomb numerous railroads, trains, buildings and various military tgts.


11/20/44

Twelfth AF

During 19/20 Nov 44 A-20's attack Po R crossings, A/Fs and lights in the Po Valley. During the day bad weather prevents MBs from successfully attacking tgts. FBs able to operate during the late morning destroy 2 factories E of Modena, and supply dumps near Parma, and cause large explosions in dump near San Felice del Benaco.


11/20/44

Fifteenth AF

192 B-24's and B-17's bomb Blechhammer S oil refinery and town of Prerov (a T/O). 284 others encounter bad weather and attack several alternate tgts and T/Os in Czechoslovakia including town of Zlin and M/Ys at Brno, Hodonin, and Breclav and other T/Os in C and SE Europe. 92 B-24's attack Sarajevo M/Y, and railroad bridges at Doboj, Zenica, and Fojnica. 11 P-38's divebomb M/Y at Brod, while 43 others strafe comm between Esztergom, Veszprem, and Vienna. Other ftrs fly HB escort, rcn, and rcn escort.


11/20/44

Tenth AF

7 B-25's knock out Hsipaw road bridge. 4 others fail to damage Bawgyo bridge. 12 P-47's spt ground forces in Pinwe sector. 20-plus others hit defenses at Mong Nge, horse transport unit at Selan, bomb storage areas at Kyungon and Kyakataing, Japanese HQ and troop concentration at Man Mao, and several scattered T/Os. Transports maintain continuous flights to forward bases and frontline areas.


11/20/44

Fourteenth AF

8 B-25's hit barracks area at Lashio. 60-plus P-38's, P-40's, and P-51's on armed rcn over parts of SE and SW China and Indochina attack shipping-especially severely in the Chiuchiang area-and barracks, radio stations, villages, and other T/Os.


11/20/44

FEAF

B-25's bomb Haroekoe and Laha A/Fs. P-38's hit T/Os over Sidate and in Makassar areas.


11/20/44

Seventh AF

Bad weather cancels all bombing missions.


11/20/44

Eleventh AF

3 B-24's fly an air cover mission for the Navy.


11/21/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,100 HBs attack synthetic oil plant at Merseburg/ Leuna, 2 oil refineries at Hamburg, and several other tgts including 4 towns, 4 M/Ys, an A/F, flak position, and about 30 T/Os. 16 ftr gps escort, later strafe ground tgts, and combat large number of ftrs over Merseburg area. US ftrs claim over 70 destroyed. 34 US ftrs and HBs are lost.


11/21/44

Ninth AF

9th Bomb Div hits rail bridges and defended areas at several points including Bergstein, Echtz, Sinzig, Neuwied, and Derichsweiler. Ftrs escort B-26's and also Eighth AF B-17's (to Merseburg), fly area cover, sweeps, and dive-bombing missions in W Germany, and spt US 1 st, 8th, and 104th Inf Divs in Hurtgen area and XII and XX Corps between Merzig and Sarreguemines.


11/21/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's blast defenses and troop concentrations in Faenza area as British Eighth Army's 5 Corps opens general offensive N towards that town. FBs hit tgts in US Fifth Army battle area S of Bolonga, in Po Valley, and in NE Italy. Particularly good results are achieved against supply dumps and rail line in Brenner Pass is cut in 3 places.


11/21/44

Fifteenth AF

25 B-24's bomb troop concentrations, railroad, and highways at Novi Pazar and Cacak. 155 P-38's dive-bomb comm lines in S Yugoslavia, destroying several vehicles, blasting roads at Vucitrn, Rogatica, Tvrdosevo, and Duga Poljana, hitting bridges at Vrbasici, and Kukavica and causing landslide at Pavlica. 87 P-51's strafe comm over wide areas of S Yugoslovia. Other ftrs fly rcn missions.


11/21/44

Tenth AF

28 P-47's spt ground forces in Pinwe and Bhamo areas. 37 others hit supply areas, troop concentrations and strongholds at Langwa, Pinmalut, Hlebwe, Mutawng, and Nawnghkem. 15 P-47's hit T/Os while sweeping Kyaukme-Namyao road. 10 B-25's knock out bridges at Hsipaw and Bawgyo. Transports fly 280-plus sorties to forward areas.


11/21/44

Fourteenth AF

42 P-51's and P-38's on armed rcn attack fuel supplies and town area at Ishan and road and rail trafflc and other T/Os in Chiuchiang area, N of Wanling, S of Foochow, and at Hsuchang, Sincheng, and Sheklung.


11/21/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Matina and Lumbia A/Fs. FBs hit troop barges and supply dumps in Ormoc Bay and numerous T/Os throughout the C Phil Is. B-25's hit Langoan and Mapanget A/Fs while B-24's in Kendari area bomb A/F at Ambesia.


11/21/44

Twentieth AF

61 B-29's from Chengtu bomb aircraft plant at Omura. 13 B-29's bomb Shanghai, and several others hit alternates and T/Os. The VHBs claim 27 ftrs downed, the highest Twentieth AF claim to date.


11/21/44

Seventh AF

Seventh AF serv gps are reassigned from VII Air Serv Area Cmd to VII BC and VII FC, with one serv gp to spt each tac gp in the field. B-24's from Guam bomb shipping and naval shore installations at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. During 21/22 Nov a lone B-24 on snooper mission bombs Iwo Jima.


11/21/44

Eleventh AF

Adv HQ is established on Shemya with Gen Harry A Johnson as Dep Cmdr. 5 B-24's fly air coverage for naval units. Another fleet coverage mission by 10 B-25's is cancelled due to weather. Before clearance can be obtained from Russians through diplomatic channels, a B-24 air-drops provisions to marooned crew of B-24 which forcelanded on Kamchatka on 17 Nov 44.


11/22/44

Eighth AF

2d and 4th Combat Bomb Wgs of 3d Bomb Div are combined to form the Administrative Bomb Wg (Prov). This type of unit is expected to be highly suitable for conditions in Pacific theater where bomb div HQ might be located far from its wg HQ. Under this new plan, the administrative wg can absorb many functions of the div HQ. This experiment will be judged acceptable during Feb 45.


11/22/44

Ninth AF

Bmr operations are cancelled due to bad weather. Ftr operations are limited. 16 aircraft from IX and XIX TAC patrol over V and VII Corps area (SE of Aachen), BonnCologne area, and fly rcn around Saarbrucken, Homburg/Saar, Neukirchen, Kaiserslautern, and Sarrebourg.


11/22/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's again pound defenses in Faenza area as British Eighth Army forces push into that area from the SE. FBs and ftrs fly nearly 350 sorties against rail lines in Po Valley and very successfully hit guns, vehicles, troops and other tgts in US Fifth Army battle area S of Bologna, and supply dumps and pipelines N of the battle area.


11/22/44

Fifteenth AF

205 HBs hit E and W M/Ys at Munich. 214 others fail to reach primaries because of impenetrable weather and attack alternates and T/Os including M/Ys at Regensburg, Salzburg, Lienz, and Villach and several T/Os at scattered points. Ftrs provide escort to Munich. 88 B-24's attack bridge at Ferrara and rail line at Carbola, while 39 P-38's bomb Osoppo motor transport depot.


11/22/44

Tenth AF

15 P-47's spt ground forces at Bhamo while 37 others fly close spt in Pinwe area. Supply and personnel areas at Nawngchio, Kutkai, Ingon, Selong, Man Mao, and in vicinity of Kanbalu are pounded by more than 40 P-47's. 12 others attack A/F at Kawlin. Transports fly 188 sorties to forward areas.


11/22/44

Fourteenth AF

22 B-24's bomb Hankow. 11 B-25's pound Ishan and Liuchenghsien areas while 8 hit storage facilities at Wanling and Kutkai. 95 P-51's, P-40's, and P-38's on armed rcn over wide expanses of S China attack town areas, supplies, and road and rail trafflc, hitting Chefang area especially hard.


11/22/44

FEAF

B-24's, B-25's, and FBs pound Bacolod A/F, Ipil, and Ormoc area bridges, barges, and T/Os. B-24's bomb Sasa A/F. FBs hit T/Os in Makassar area, B-24's bomb nickel mine and T/Os in Kendari area and hit A/Fs in NE Celebes. Other B-24's hit small shipping during sweep over Brunei Bay.


11/22/44

Seventh AF

22 B-24's from Saipan escorted by 22 P-38's (the first long-range P-38 escort of Seventh AF bmrs), bomb A/Fs on Moen and Param. P-47's from Saipan pound A/F on Pagan.


11/22/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's abort an air coverage mission due to weather.


11/23/44

Eighth AF

Over 140 B-17's escorted by 2 ftr gps bomb benzol manufacturing plant near Gelsenkirchen and M/Y at Duisburg.


11/23/44

Ninth AF

Unfavorable weather cancels all flights.


11/23/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather restricts operations. MBs over Faenza area abort due to overcast, P-47's hampered by low clouds over the Apennines, fly only 16 sorties, against rail lines S of Bologna, but succeed in cutting the lines in 6 places.


11/23/44

Fifteenth AF

81 B-24's attack road and railroad bridges at or near Zenica Brod, and Doboj. 30 P-38's bomb Doboj M/Y, 13 hit Doboj road and rail bridge, and 4 attack, but miss, bridge at Maglaj. 13 B-24's and B-17's drop supplies at points in Yugoslavia.


11/23/44

Tenth AF

More than 50 P-47's spt ground forces in Pinwe and Bhamo areas. 16 sweep and strafe A/Fs and many T/Os from Anisakan to Nawnghkio. 3 hit ammo dump at Man Naung. 21 P-47's sweep roads in Ye-U area and strafe rail installations at Kanbalu. 10 B-25's knock out Tantabin main bridge and Tangon and Thegyaung bypass bridges, and blast approaches to Tangon main bridge and Tantabin bypass bridge. 282 transport sorties are flown to forward bases and frontline areas.


11/23/44

Fourteenth AF

12 B-25's bomb storage area near Lashio and 8 hit Kutkai and Wanling. 2 B-24's bomb Kowloon Docks. More than 120 P-40's, P-51's and P-38's hit T/Os throughout SW and SE China. 32 of the FBs spt ground forces in Chefang area.


11/23/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Matina A/F.


11/23/44

Seventh AF

17 B-24's from Guam hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima and bomb town of Okimura.


11/24/44

Ninth AF

Weather cancels all operations except for 3 XIX TAC ftrs which fly night intruder mission in Saarbrucken, Zweibrucken, and Homburg/Saar areas.


11/24/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's, in spt of British Eighth Army, bomb defenses in Faenza area. Bad weather restricts FBs to 2 missions which damage a road bridge and cut rail line S of Modena.


11/24/44

Fifteenth AF

P-38's and P-51's fly photo and weather rcn missions.


11/24/44

Tenth AF

32 P-47's fly close spt strikes in Pinwe and Bhamo sectors. 50 P-47's attack troops and supply areas at Panma, Hpa-Hpen, Nawng-Sang, Kawlin, Wahkyet, Kawng ai, and in Pintha area, 8 damage bridges at Meza, Namhkai, and Hsenwi while 10 others hit Lashio A/F. 6 B-25's pound storage and ferry area at Meza and 4 damage approaches to Namhkai and Hsenwi road bridges. 323 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.


11/24/44

Fourteenth AF

21 B-24's bomb warehouse area and docks at Hankow. 3 others hit Haiphong area. 22 B-25's bomb storage area near Lashio, T/Os in Hankow area, and towns of Wanling, Siangtan, Wuchang, and Wan Lai-Kam. 120-plus P-40's, P-38's and P-51's on armed rcn attack many T/Os in E Burma and SW and SE China, concentrating on river and rail trafflc and supplies at Chefang, Heng- shan, and Sinshih-Changsha area.


11/24/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb AA positions and T/Os at Camp Downes and Panalisan Pt and US ftrs attack and destroy several airplanes over Carigara Bay and Leyte area. B-24's hit AA positions and other tgts at Matina A/F.


11/24/44

Twentieth AF

XXI BC flies its first mission against Japan. Objective is Tokyo. The 111 B-29's are led by 73d Bomb Wg CG, Gen O'Donnell piloting Dauntless Dotty, copiloted by Maj Robert K Morgan, erstwhile pilot of the famed B-17, Memphis Belle. 35 VHBs bomb primary tgt, Musashino aircraft plant; 50 bomb secondary tgt, urban area and docks; 17 abort en route; the remainder are unable to bomb due to mechanical difficulties. 1 B-29 crashes off Honshu when a ftr rams the bmr, shearing off the elevator and right horizontal stabilizer, becoming the first XXI BC VHB lost to Japanese action. 1 other ditches after running out of fuel. B-29 gunners claim 7 aircraft downed.


11/24/44

Seventh AF

2 B-24's from Saipan on shipping rcn attack vessels at Haha Jima and Chichi Jima. 3 B-24's from Guam on armed rcn bomb Marcus. 14 Saipan-based P-47's strafe landing ground on Pagan.


11/25/44

Eighth AF

More than 900 HBs attack Merseburg/Leuna synthetic oil plant, Bingen M/Y and several T/Os.All bombing utilizes Pathfinder technique due to very heavy clouds. Escorting ftrs fly over 800 sorties. Over 65 HBs fail to return from mission but many land safely in Allied-occupied territory. 36th Bomb Sq starts daily operations as a screening force for bomb divisions. It is assigned task of protecting the Eighth's primary VHF and ftr-to-bmr comm from interception during assembly. Increase of flak batteries around German military and industrial installations soon compels the 36th to increase radar countermeasures on each mission. The sq remains on this assignment until end of war in Europe.


11/25/44

Ninth AF

9th Bomb Div hits Landau ordnance arsenal, road junctions, and ammo dump at Neustadt and Kaiserslautern. Ftrs escort 9th Bomb Div and Eighth AF, fly armed rcn over Germany, and spt ground forces E of Aachen and between Merzig and Sarreguemines.


11/25/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather again hampers operations. 3 ftr gps fly only 53 sorties against railway tgts and T/Os N of US Fifth Army battle area, cutting lines at 14 places and destroying several vehicles.


11/25/44

Fifteenth AF

During 24/25 Nov over 40 B-17's and B-24's bomb Linz benzol plant, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, and Munich W M/Ys, and 2 unidentified T/Os. During the day P-38's fly photo and weather rcn missions.


11/25/44

Tenth AF

24 FBs spt ground forces in Bhamo area. 24 bomb an A/F at Kawlin while 8 more strafe Tabingaung A/F and town area. 12 attack Meza railroad station and boxcars in nearby bridge area, storage and personnel areas in Lashio area and at Nawngyang, Ashang, and Man Mao. 8 P-47's strafe T/Os along Wuntho-Shwebo rail line. Transports fly 325 sorties to forward bases and frontline areas.


11/25/44

Fourteenth AF

12 B-25's hit warehouses, village and town areas at Lashio and Wanling. 6 attack rail tgts, trucks, and buildings at Phu Lang Thuong. 75 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn attack river, road, and rail traffic, troops, buildings, and other T/Os at several Thailand, Burma, S China, and N Indochina locations, including areas around Lampang, Paoching, Ankang, Ishan, Hochih, Bhre, Namsang, Mongyu, and Phu Lang Thuong.


11/25/44

FEAF

FBs range over wide areas of Masbate, Cebu, Leyte, and surrounding waters, attacking shipping, A/Fs, bivouacs, and a variety of tgts. B-25's and FBs hit A/Fs on Ceram and Boeroe and B-24's on armed rcn over N Borneo hit shipping and other T/Os. During 25/26 Nov B-25's hit A/Fs in NE Celebes and Halmahera.


11/25/44

Seventh AF

7 Guam-based B-24's, escorting photo aircraft over Bonin and Kazan Is, bomb Chichi Jima, Muko Jima, and Haha Jima.


11/25/44

Eleventh AF

A B-24 aborts an armed photo mission over Matsuwa due to weather and instead radarbombs Kurabu A/F. B-25's cancel a shipping sweep due to weather.


11/26/44

Eighth AF

1,000-plus B-17's and B-24's bomb rail viaducts at Altenbeken and Bielefeld, Misburg oil refinery, M/Ys at Hamm, Osnabruck, Hannover, Gutersloh, Bielefeld, and Herford, and 7 T/Os. 15 ftr gps fly escort. About 550 ftrs are encountered. HB losses total over 35 (25 to ftrs). US ftrs claim over 100 air victories.


11/26/44

Ninth AF

173 MBs and LBs bomb supply, storage, stores, and ordnance depots at Gaulsheim, Bergzabern, Giessen, Reichenbach, and Homburg/Saar. Ftrs fly sweeps and armed rcn over W Germany, search for lost A-20, escort 9th Bomb Div, and spt US 29th Inf Div at Bourheim and XX and XII Corps in area of the Maginot Line and German-French border.


11/26/44

Twelfth AF

Slight improvement in weather permits FBs to increase operations. P-47's closely spt ground forces in US Fifth Army battle area in the Apennines S of Bologna and cut rail lines in over 30 places N of the immediate battle zone.


11/26/44

Fifteenth AF

39 P-38's fly offensive sweep over Seregelyes A/F and strafe nearby road and rail traffic. Other ftrs fly rcn and escort.


11/26/44

Tenth AF

16 P-47's continue close spt strikes. About 60 FBs hit concentrations, supply and ammo dumps, and rail tgts at Panghkai, Kunmong, Mabein, Lashio, Panku, and around Meza. 7 others on railroad sweep hit T/Os between Maymyo and Man Pyen. Transports fly more than 300 sorties to forward areas.


11/26/44

Fourteenth AF

19 B-25's and 20 P-51's blast railway cars, station, and track, hit several trucks, and hit town areas at Hochih and Phu Lang Thuong 6 B-25's damage bridge at Kengluang. 90-plus P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's hit river, rail, and road traffic and other T/Os over wide S China areas, 40 of them concentrating on tgts between Kweiyi and Changsha and around Liuchow.


11/26/44

FEAF

40-plus B-24's, some with ftr spt, bomb La Carlota and Talisay A/Fs. FBs hit A/F and various T/Os throughout the area. B-25's pound A/Fs in Amboina-Ceram area and B-24's bomb A/F near Davao. Others bmrs and ftrs fly light strikes and armed rcn missions against a variety of tgts in N Celebes, N Borneo, S Luzon, Mindanao, and Halmahera.


11/26/44

Seventh AF

P-47's from Saipan strafe A/F on Pagan. During the night a B-24 on snooper mission from Guam bombs Iwo Jima. B-24's from Angaur bomb Arakabesan.


11/26/44

Eleventh AF

Shipping sweep by 4 B-25's is called off due to weather.


11/27/44

Eighth AF

More than 450 HBs attack Bingen and Offenburg M/Ys and 5 T/Os, 5 ftr gps fly escort. 10 gps of ftrs (2 of FBs) sent against oil tgts in NC Germany fail to locate primaries. Several FBs bomb and strafe rail tgts and A/F in Stendal area. 8 gps are jumped by about 750 ftrs (largest sighting to date) in Magdeburg-Munster-Hannover areas when the Germans mistake them for HB formations. US ftrs claim 98 destroyed against 11 losses. After combat 4 ftr gps resume strafing of ground tgts.


11/27/44

Ninth AF

Weather forbids bmr missions. Ftrs patrol over W Germany, dive-bomb bridge at Rurdorf, and spt US 104th, 8th, and 1st Inf Divs near Hurtgen and in Weisweiler-Franz area, and XIX Corps (mainly 2d Armd Div) at Merzenhausen.


11/27/44

Twelfth AF

Weather grounds all missions except 5 weather rcn sorties.


11/27/44

Fifteenth AF

P-51's and P-38's fly rcn and rcn escort missions. Bad weather cancels other operations.


11/27/44

Tenth AF

12 P-47's fly close spt strikes in Pinwe area. 21 FBs destroy bridges at Inailong and Thegyaung and damage bridges at Ho-hko and Kawnghka. 60-plus FBs attack personnel and supply areas at Kutkai, Kyungon, Kodaungbo, Mongmit, Datwin, Man Namsawk, Old Lashio, and Ugingyi. Transports fly 280-plus sorties, carrying men and supplies to forward bases and frontline areas.


11/27/44

Fourteenth AF

17 B-24's bomb Gia Lam. 17 B-25's blast Hochih area, 6 bomb Phu Lang Thuong, and 8 pound warehouses at Lashio. 56 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn over E Burma, N Indochina, and vast areas of S China attack town areas, railroad tgts, bridges and other T/Os around Lampang, Phu Binh, Pachai, Ishan, Wanling, Chefang, Hsenwi, and Kawnghka.


11/27/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Malogo, Bacolod and Daliao A/Fs. B-25's blast Namlea, Liang, and Laha A/Fs. A variety of FEAF aircraft attack A/ Fs, shipping, and T/Os on Celebes, N Borneo, and in the Halmahera and the Ceram areas.


11/27/44

Twentieth AF

Operating from Calcutta area, 55 B-29's bomb Bangsue railroad yards at Bangkok. 3 others hit individual tgts. 81 Marianas-based B-29's fly against Tokyo. None of the VHBs bomb the primary tgts (Musashino and Nakajima plants) but 59 hit secondary (urban area and docks). 7 bomb Hamamatsu, a T/O. While the mission is in progress 11 enemy airplanes attack Isley Field on Saipan, destroying or damaging several B-29's. AA and intercepting ftrs down 10 aircraft.


11/27/44

Seventh AF

24 B-24's from Saipan, escorted by 12 P-38's, hit Iwo Jima. 29 more B-24's, from Guam, fly a second strike against the island. 25 B-24's from Angaur bomb Del Monte A/F.


11/28/44

Ninth AF

9th Bomb Div hits defended villages of Birgel and Merken, rail bridge at Sinzig, and Billiger Forest ammo dump. Ftrs fly escort, night intruder missions, and armed rcn in Kall-Trier area, and spt US 1st, 8th, and 104th Inf Divs as they take Langerwehe, Jungersdorf, Hurtgen, and bridge at Inden.


11/28/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's hit railroad bridges at Magenta, Torre Beretti, and Casale Monferrato, and an abandoned ship at La Spezia harbor. Ftrs and FBs spt ground forces in battle area in Apennines S of Bologna, hit comm tgts N of battle zone, and cut railroad lines in more than 40 places in Brenner Pass and NC Po areas.


11/28/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to rcn flights.


11/28/44

Tenth AF

39 P-47's spt ground forces in Pinwe and Bhamo areas. Supply and personnel concentrations and T/Os at Nwegyo, Kutkai, Meza area, Mankang, Manai, Nawnglok, Nawnglong, Loimawk, Man Myeng, Mong Wi and Kungmong are attacked by about 80 FBs. 16 hit T/Os along Maymyo-Bawgyo rail line. Transports fly 317 sorties to forward areas.


11/28/44

Fourteenth AF

17 B-24's, escorted by 12 P-51's, bomb Gia Lam. 6 B-25's hit railroad bridge at Phu Lang Thuong. 3 blast 6 warehouses at Hsenwi, 3 bomb Wan Lai-Kam, 1 hits Kutkai, and 4 attack buildings in Wanling and Chefang areas. 60-plus P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn over wide areas of E Burma and S China hit troops, bridges, horses, and other T/Os at many locations.


11/28/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Daliao and Matina A/Fs. Small attacks by HBs, MBs, and FBs are launched against A/Fs, shipping, and T/Os over wide areas of SWPA, including C Phil Is, Halmahera, and Timor area.


11/28/44

Seventh AF

21 Saipan-based B-24's bomb Iwo Jima A/F. 3 others, flying armed rcn mission, bomb Marcus. During 28/29 Nov 1 B-24 on snooper mission hits Iwo Jima. 3 B-24's from Angaur bomb Arakabesan radio station.


11/28/44

Eleventh AF

1 B-24 photos and bombs Matsuwa shore area.


11/29/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,000 HBs hit viaducts at Altenbeken and Bielefeld, Misburg oil refinery, Hamm M/Y, and several T/Os. 16 ftr gps escort HBs and 5 gps later strafe transportation tgts.


11/29/44

Ninth AF

301 MBs and LBs hit defended areas, barracks, and military depots at Wittlich, Mariaweiler, Pier, Elsdorf, Limburg, Rastatt, and Landau. Ftrs escort 9th Bomb Div and Eighth AF, fly armed rcn over W Germany, and spt 104th Inf Div in holding action against counterattacks at Inden and Lammersdorf, 8th Inf Div at Hurtgen, and 7 Armd Div in XIII Corps drive toward the Roer.


11/29/44

Twelfth AF

During 28/29 Nov A-20's fly armed rcn over Po Valley, dropping incendiaries at several points including bridges at Piacenza and Castel Maggiore and A/Fs at Ghedi and Villafranca di Verona. During the day weather grounds MBs. However ftrs and FBs can operate, and blast enemy comm on Brenner line and in NC Po Valley, cutting rail lines in numerous places and destroying a large number of vehicles and railroad cars.


11/29/44

Fifteenth AF

Weather limits operations to photo and weather rcn missions.


11/29/44

Tenth AF

50-plus FBs fly close spt strikes in battle areas around Bhamo and Pinwe. Bridges at Tonbo, Pauktaw, Man Loi, Meza, Bon Chaung, and at 2 unnamed points in N Burma are pounded by 60-plus FBs. 8 others bomb supplies, personnel and ammo stores at Tigyaing. 323 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.


11/29/44

Fourteenth AF

6 B-25's bomb Ninh Binh, 8 hit Lashio, and 3 attack Hsenwi. 20 P-40's, P-38's, and P-51's hit T/Os in Chefang area. 23 P-38's and P-51's attack bridges, horses, shipping, and rail traffic around Hochih, Nanning, Hsenwi, Quang Yen, Kawnghka, and Namhkai.


11/29/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Matina A/F while A-20's and P-47's hit A/F at Pangsagan. B-24's, with ftr cover, pound Puerto Princesa and Kendari A/F. HBs, MBs, and FBs fly several light raids against Halmahera A/Fs and against shipping and other T/Os in Phil Is, Ceram area, N Celebes, and N Borneo.


11/29/44

Twentieth AF

24 Marianas-based B-29's strike Tokyo dock and industrial area during 29/30 Nov. 2 VHBs bomb last resort tgts of Yokohama and Numazu.


11/29/44

Seventh AF

18 B-24's from Guam bomb Iwo Jima. 4 P-47's from Saipan strafe Pagan.


11/29/44

Eleventh AF

3 B-24's bomb Kashiwabara. B-25's call off a shipping sweep due to weather.


11/30/44

Eighth AF

Around 1,200 HBs strike 4 synthetic oil plants at Bohlen, Zeitz, Merseburg/Leuna, and Lutzkendorf, and M/Ys at Neunkirchen and Homburg/Saar. 16 Eighth AF and 3 Ninth AF ftr gps providing escort encounter sporadic ftr opposition. Intense accurate flak downs at least 29 HBs of a total loss of around 40.


11/30/44

Ninth AF

288 MBs and LBs attack defended villages of Vettweiss, Stockheim, Erp, and Pirmasens, armd vehicle repair center at Gemund, a rail tunnel, a military camp at Malsbenden, and M/Y at Zweibrucken. Ftrs escort 9th Bomb Div, give area spt to Eighth AF HBs at Leipzig, fly sweeps, dive bombing missions, and rcn over W Germany, and spt elements of US VII Corps in Hurtgen area (especially 104th Div at Lammersdorf and Inden).


11/30/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's bomb bridges at Romano di Lombardia and Crema. Ftrs and FBs attack comm in Po Valley, cutting rail lines and destroying a large number of railroad cars and motor transport. Tgts also include bridges, guns, and buildings.


11/30/44

Fifteenth AF

On 29/30 Nov 18 B-17's bomb Linz benzol plant. 3 others hit M/Ys at Villach, Klagenfurt, and Gmunden. B-24's hit M/Ys at Munich and Innsbruck. During day P-38's and P-51's fly rcn over Yugoslavia, Italy, and Germany.


11/30/44

Tenth AF

9 B-25's knock out and damage bridges at Bawgyo, Namhkai, and Hsenwi. 16 P-47's spt ground forces at Bhamo. Town of Pinwe is found to be free of enemy forces. About 70 FBs attack troops and supply areas at several locations including Molo, Naungmo, Namun, Hkumpen, Myadaung, Kutkai, Kanbalu, Kyauk, and Natpe. 13 others attack bridges at Meza and in Bawdwin area. 8 strafe T/Os along Kyaukme-Panglong road. 321 transport sorties are flown to forward areas.


11/30/44

Fourteenth AF

12 B-25's and 8 P-51's damage 2 railroad bridges and several buildings at Phu Lang Thuong and Phu Ly. 11 bomb 5 warehouses and several other buildings at Lashio, and Wanling. 9 FBs hit shipping, rail tgts, and troops at various points in Thailand. 23 FBs attack T/Os in Chefang area.


11/30/44

FEAF

B-24's in major strikes of the day hit Malimpoeng and Parepare, Legaspi A/F, Matina A/F, and 4 A/Fs on Halmahera. B-25's strike Dumaguete A/F. FBs, HBs, and MBs fly armed rcn, harassing strikes, and light raids over various areas of NEI and Phil Is.


11/30/44

Seventh AF

23 B-24's from Saipan bomb A/F on Iwo Jima. 8 Guam based B-24's, escorting photo airplanes over the Kazan and Bonin Is, bomb Haha Jima. 37 from Angaur hit Legaspi A/F. During 29/30 Nov 2 B-24's from Guam and Saipan, bomb Iwo Jima A/F during snooper missions.


11/30/44

Eleventh AF

A weather sortie is the only mission.


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