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10/1/44

Ninth AF

XXIX TAC (Prov) locates adv HQ at Arlon. Weather prevents bmr operations. A few ftrs fly armed rcn over E France and wide areas of W Germany and patrol battle areas. Night patrols are flown over E France and Luxembourg.


10/1/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's and B-26's attack bridges, fuel dumps, factory, and barracks in C and W Po Valley, including 3 attacks on Piacenza while XII FC's LBs hit fuel dump and bivouacs and FBs blast guns and comm in mountainous battle areas between Florence and Bologna.


10/1/44

Fifteenth AF

5th Photo Gp, Rcn, with component units, is assigned to Fifteenth AF, completing the full establishment of 21 HB gps, 7 ftr gps, and 1 rcn gp, as authorized in WD directive of 23 Oct 43. Weather permits only photo and weather rcn missions.


10/1/44

Tenth AF

34 P-47's bomb Thetkegyin while 20 others hit railroad tgts throughout N Burma railroad corridor and troop concentrations at Ponlon. 4 P-47's bomb Shwegugale while 6 others hit Lungling and sweep Burma Road in the area.


10/1/44

Fourteenth AF

18 B-25's bomb Tien Ho and White Cloud A/Fs, town of Wuchou, and T/Os in Samshui and Canton areas. 100-plus P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn throughout China areas S of the Yangtze hit variety of T/Os, concentrating on comm tgts and troops in Mangshih and Hsinganhsien areas.


10/1/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Langoan while B-25's hit Lembeh I, Menado, and Bolaang-oeki port. B-24's bomb Taka while P-38's hit Amahai, Kairatoe, and shipping off Amboina. B-25's and P-38's on shipping sweeps off Halmahera I destroy several barges and luggers. A-20's and P-38's attack Urarom A/F and Fak Fak supply dumps, while P-40's hit Doom I and T/Os in Windissi, Idorra, and MacCluer Gulf. P-47's and A-20's hit Doeroa, Langgoer, and Faan A/Fs.


10/1/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan strike A/F on Iwo Jima. B-25's from Makin bomb Nauru while B-24's, staging through Eniwetok, hit Truk.


10/2/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,100 HBs, escorted by 17 gps of ftrs, attack 4 assigned tgts at Bettenhausen ordnance depot, Henschel plant and other Kassel areas, Cologne motor works, Hamm M/Y, and several T/Os in these areas. 15 HBs and 11 ftrs fail to return.


10/2/44

Ninth AF

IX TAC moved advanced HQ to Verviers, maintaining close association with US First Army. HQ XXIX TAC (Prov) goes into operation along with US Ninth Army. This new TAC is formed from elements of IX and XIX TAC. 9th Bomb Div strikes industrial area of Ubach and defended positions at Herbach. Ftrs fly armed rcn (and later night patrol) over Belgium, E France, and W Germany and spt US First, Third, and Seventh Armies in E France and W Germany.


10/2/44

Twelfth AF

Weather grounds MBs and restricts ftrs to rcn and patrols. During 1/2 Oct LBs bomb T/Os in Po Valley.


10/2/44

Fifteenth AF

Unfavorable weather again cancels bombing missions and limits operations to weather rcn.


10/2/44

Tenth AF

49 P-47's pound several towns and bridges in Bhamo area and destroy buildings in Shwekyina, Kaungsin, Maingka, Kyungyi, Singan, and Kabani. 20-plus P-47's hit N Burma railroad tgts and troops at Man He and Manla. 7 P-47's bomb Kutkai while 8 sweep LunglingLoiwing area, destroying a warehouse at Selan. 8 B-25's slightly damage road bridges N of Lashio. 4 others bomb and damage Namhkai road bridges and their vicinity. TC airplanes fly 260-plus sorties, delivering men and supplies to various points in CBI.


10/2/44

Fourteenth AF

11 B-25's attack town of Pingnam while 16 bomb Tien Ho and White Cloud A/Fs and town of Samshui. 70-plus P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn over S China attack various T/Os, chiefly river traffic and troop areas around Chuanhsien, Taochuan, Takhing, Wuchou, Dosing, and Wenchow peninsula, and attack shipping in Campha PortHongay area.


10/2/44

FEAF

B-25's pound Laha A/F while B-24's hit Haroekoe. P-38's cover Laha raid, attack shipping in Seri and Amboina Bays and hit Amahai and Kairatoe A/Fs. Off Halmahera I B-25's fly barge sweep, bomb Laboehan, and attack coastal villages on Weda and Boeli Bays. P-40's attack vessels off Tamoelol village and Misool I and bomb Otawiri and Ransiki A/Fs.


10/2/44

Seventh AF

Saipan-based B-24's hit Marcus and shipping W of Chichi Jima.


10/2/44

Eleventh AF

Photo rcn missions, by 4 B-25's to Paramushiru and by 2 B-24's to Onnekotan, abort due to weather.


10/3/44

Eighth AF

Almost 1,000 HBs attack 3 A/Fs W of Nurnberg, city of Nurnberg, synthetic oil works at Wesseling, and a motor works and A/F in Karlsruhe area (all assigned tgts), and hit several other tgts in Nurnberg-Cologne-Karlsruhe areas. 16 ftr gps give escort.


10/3/44

Ninth AF

220-plus MBs and LBs sent to bomb tgts at Duren, Aldenhoven, and Arnhem are recalled because of weather. Ftrs fly armed rcn over W Germany, hit railroads W of Rhine, and spt US Third Army in Metz area. IX ADC continues night patrols.


10/3/44

Twelfth AF

MBs continue to pound road and rail bridges and fuel dumps in Po Valley. LBs, FBs, and ftrs of XII FC hit fuel dumps, rail lines, and transportation in the Valley and spt US Fifth Army forces in battle areas in the N Apennines S and SW of Bologna and N of the Arno R Valley.


10/3/44

Fifteenth AF

For the eighth consecutive day bad weather prevents bombing operations.


10/3/44

Tenth AF

TCs fly 240-plus sorties, delivering men and supplies to various points in CBI.


10/3/44

Fourteenth AF

23 B-25's attack Pingnam, trucks and rivercraft in Wuchou, Samshui, and Canton areas, and bomb Tien Ho and White Cloud A/Fs. 100 P-51's and P-40's continue armed rcn over wide expanses of China S of the Yangtze, attacking rivercraft, road traffic, troops, town areas, and other T/Os. Hsinganhsien, Pingnam, and Chuanhsien areas are covered exceptionally well.


10/3/44

FEAF

For second time B-24's bomb oil refineries in Balikpapan area, MBs hit shipping and bomb Sanana. MBs smash Kaoe runway and bomb Galela. MBs and HBs over Ceram-Amboina hit barge and coastal T/Os and pound Taka A/F, while FBs attack Halong seaplane base and Namlea and Haroekoe A/Fs. On Vogelkop Peninsula FBs again hit Fak Fak and Otawiri.


10/3/44

Seventh AF

AF B-24's from Saipan hit shipping in the Bonins while P-47's pound gun positions, buildings, and wharf on Pagan. B-24's on special rcn missions bomb A/F at Iwo Jima.


10/3/44

Eleventh AF

2 B-24's flying offshore rcn over Onnekotan, Harumukotan, and Shasukotan also strafe several small vessels.


10/4/44

Ninth AF

Bmrs drop leaflets in Metz, Saint-Die, and Saarburg areas. Ftrs spt US First and Third Armies in W Germany and E France, escort MBs, and fly armed rcn in forward areas, attacking rail and military tgts.


10/4/44

Twelfth AF

Weather restricts MBs to attacks on 2 bridges at Bistagno and Villafranca d'Asti. FBs closely spt ground forces fighting in Loiano-Quinzanod'Oglio-Sassoleone areas, and hit comm N of battle areas.


10/4/44

Fifteenth AF

327 B-17's and B-24's, with ftr escort, bomb Munich W M/Y. Around 400 other HBs attack rail line in Trento-Mezzaselva area (covering over 50 mi of the Brenner route), Aviano A/F, Avisio viaduct, and railroad and road bridges at Pinzano al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Latisana, Casarsa della Delizia, Mezzocorona, Ora, and San Dona di Piave. 39 P-51's strafe Tatoi, Kalamaki, and Eleusis A/Fs. Other P-51's escort MATAF C-47's and fly rcn.


10/4/44

Tenth AF

8 P-47's damage approaches to bridge between Myitkyina and Bhamo. 16 P-47's hit town of Palwesho. 4 others hit small towns S of Bhamo, including Man The and Hantet.


10/4/44

Fourteenth AF

5 B-25's hit Hsinantien and areas N of Chefang. 80-plus P-40's and P-51's continue to attack T/Os during armed rcn over areas of China S of the Yangtze. More than 20 FBs hit buildings, troops, and river shipping in Paoching area.


10/4/44

FEAF

B-25's bomb Sidate and and Bolaang-oeki. P-40's and B-25's attack Galela and Kaoe A/Fs. B-25's and A-20's on shipping sweep bomb town and port area of Amboina, hit wharf at Halong, and attack shipping and shore T/Os at various points.


10/4/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan attack shipping W of Iwo Jima and bomb A/Fs, radio station, buildings, and area tgts on Marcus, Pagan, and Iwo Jima. P-47's hit gun positions, beach defenses, buildings, and wharf area on Pagan. B-24's from the Marshalls bomb A/F at Moen.


10/4/44

Eleventh AF

A B-24 weather aborts a photo run off Matsuwa. 4 B-25's's bomb a freighter and a barge off Shimushu. 15-17 ftrs intercept and the B-25's score one victory.


10/5/44

International

Sec of the Treassury Morgenthau and Lord Keynes begin series of talks on the course of Lend-Lease between V-E and V-J Days.


10/5/44

Eighth AF

GO 507 implements decision of 15 Sep to assign staff officers of HQ VIII FC to HQ Eighth AF to represent units in administrative functions, thus eliminating administrative and operational control from HQ VIII FC and placing it under Eighth AF HQ. This is necessitated by the transfer of ftr gps to bomb divs. Over 900 HBs, escorted by 15 ftr gps, strike 4 primary tgts (a M/Y and 4 A/Fs) in NW Germany and several secondary tgts and T/Os (M/Y, A/F, city areas) in the same area, especially around Dusseldorf and Cologne.


10/5/44

Ninth AF

330-plus MBs and LBs dispatched against tgts in Arnhem, Aldenhoven, and Duren are recalled. Ftrs hit pillboxes along Westwall, spt ground forces of XV Corps in France, fly armed rcn in Prum, Bonn, Koblenz, Trier and Landau areas, hit tgts along Rhine-Marne Canal, and during 5/B Oct fly patrol in Belgium, E France, and W Germany.


10/5/44

Twelfth AF

During 4/5 Oct A-20's bomb T/Os in battle area in mountains S of Bologna and N of Arno R Valley. During the day weather grounds MB wgs and XII FC.


10/5/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather causes recall of HBs.


10/5/44

Tenth AF

11 P-47's hit Mawlu and attack locomotives and T/Os in Naba area. 8 B-25's attack bridges at Namhkai, damaging the main bridge. TCs fly over 250 sorties to various locations in CBI.


10/5/44

Fourteenth AF

12 B-25's and 22 FBs attack Samshui, Koyiu and Takhing. 8 hit T/Os in Canton-Wuchou area, and 3 bomb storage area at Mangshih. 50-plus P-40's and P-51's over wide areas of S China attack rivercraft, road trafflc, bridges, town areas, and troops.


10/5/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb A/Fs in Kendari area. B-25's and P-38's hit Kairatoe A/F, town of Amboina and numerous coastal and shipping T/Os in Amboina-Ceram area. A-20's, B-25's's, and FBs attack Urarom, Simora Pt area, Doom I, Babo, Efman and Samate A/Fs and disposal areas. A-20's blast Japanese bivouacs and supply areas near Sarmi.


10/5/44

Seventh AF

Saipan-based P-47's hit Pagan with rockets and bombs. A B-24 bombs gun positions on the islands. B-25's from the Gilberts bomb runways and gun positions on Nauru while B-24's from the Marshalls bomb an A/F at Moen and during 5 /6 Oct strike Wake.


10/5/44

Eleventh AF

At dawn 2 B-24's bomb Kashiwabara and Kurabu Cape.


10/6/44

Eighth AF

Nearly 1,200 HBs attack 11 primaries, including oil plants, aircraft factories, ordnance facilities, and AF trg school, in N Germany, and 19 T/Os including A/Fs at Stralsund and Stade. 16 ftr gps in escort claim 19 air victories.


10/6/44

Ninth AF

300-plus MBs and LBs hit M/Ys, barracks, and ammo dump at Hengelo and Duren and bridges at Arnhem and Aldenhoven. Ftrs fly armed rcn in Dusseldorf, Aachen, Trier, Dieuze, and Koblenz areas, sweeps and patrols in forward areas, attack railroads in Dorsel area, and spt US First, Third, and Seventh Armies' forces in E France and W Germany.


10/6/44

Twelfth AF

Weather cancels all operations of MB wgs and XII FC.


10/6/44

Fifteenth AF

Weather cancels bombing operations. 35 P-38's strafe A/Fs at Sedhes, Megalo Mikra, Megara, Eleusis, and Tatoi A/Fs, and 55 P-51's strafe Kalamaki A/F.


10/6/44

Tenth AF

20-plus P-47's bomb troop concentrations in Mawlu and Bilumyo and damage approach to bridge at Seywa. 8 B-25's attack bridges at Hsenwi, damaging main bridge but causing little harm to bypass bridges. Transport operations continue on large scale in CBI.


10/6/44

Fourteenth AF

12 B-25's bomb Wuchou and attack boats and other T/Os in Canton area. 50-plus P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn over areas of China S of the Yangtze R attack rivercraft, bridges, town areas, troop concentrations and T/Os along N Indochina coast.


10/6/44

FEAF

P-38's hit Kaoe A/F and shipping near Djailolo. P-47's bomb Kaimana. In Ceram-Amboina-Boeroe area B-25's and P-38's attack Namlea, Waai, Amahai, and several small craft.


10/6/44

Twentieth AF

The first P-61 night ftrs arrive in Chengtu on even of third air raid. (In 10 attacks from 6 Sep to 19 Dec, only 43 aircraft participate).


10/6/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan hit Iwo Jima in harassment attacks during 6/7 Oct. A B-24 from Kwajalein bombs heavy gun battery on Emidj. During 6/7 Oct, 3 B-24's bomb Wake.


10/7/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,300 HBs, in 4 forces, bomb 5 synthetic oil plants, an armament, a tank, and an aero engine works in C and NE Germany, plus 16 identified and 19 other unidentified tgts in the area. 19 escorting ftr gps claim 22 air victories including 4 jets. Air opposition and ground fire is heavy. 52 HBs and 15 ftrs are lost.


10/7/44

Ninth AF

HQ cancels previous instructions against bombing bridges and opens to attack all bridges on US front, except those over the Rhine R. 300-plus MBs and LBs strike bridges at Arnhem, Bullay, and Dillingen, supply depot at Euskirchen, and M/Y and warehouse at Hengelo and Trier. Ftrs fly bmr escort, sweeps and armed rcn in forward areas, hitting railroads, barges, and troop concentrations, and spt ground forces in E France and W Germany.


10/7/44

Twelfth AF

Weather again grounds MBs. FBs hit guns and troop concentrations in battle area, which extends over wide front S of Bologna in region of Monte Stanco, Monte Cauala, Monte Castellaro, and Monte Ceci, and comm to the N.


10/7/44

Fifteenth AF

350-plus B-17's and B-24's bomb Lobau and Schwechat oil refineries and Winterhafen oil depot in Vienna area. Nearly 30 others hit T/Os in Hungary including M/Ys at Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg. 330-plus HBs, escorted by P-38's and P-51's, attack M/Ys at Nove Zamky and Komarom and A/F at Gyor. 6 B-17's escorted by 54 P-51's, evacuate US airmen from Czechoslovakia to Italy.


10/7/44

Tenth AF

5 P-47's bomb supplies and troops at Man Hpa. Large-scale transport operations continue to deliver men and supplies to various points in CBI.


10/7/44

Fourteenth AF

53 P-51's and P-40's on armed rcn attack troop concentrations, bridges, river and rail trafflc, town areas, and supply dumps around Tunghsiangchiao, Pingnam, Hsinganhsien, Chuanhsien, Lingling, Wuchou, Houmachen, Chiuchiang, and Paoching.


10/7/44

FEAF

B-24's over Mindanao bomb Zamboanga while a P-38 cover force hits seaplanes, shipping, and other T/Os in the area. B-25's bomb Langoan, Tompaso, and Tondegesang. P-38's attack Kaoe I, and hit Boela oil tanks. B-25's bomb storage area on W Amboina. P-38's and B-25's strike Doom I and Babo A/F.


10/7/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan, on armed rcn, attack Marcus and nearby shipping.


10/8/44

Ninth AF

Revision and elaboration (from 28 Sep-8 Oct) of Ninth AF interdiction program against railroads connected with Rhine R results in issue of a new interdiction program. It includes rail lines further to the E and requires attacks by all 4 TACs of the Ninth AF, plus aid from British Second Tac AF. More than 300 MBs and LBs hit strongpoints and bridges over wide areas of E France and W Germany. Ftrs spt ground forces of US VII, XV, XIX, and XX Corps in E France and W Germany, escort 9th Bomb Div, and attack A/Fs, railroads, and numerous military tgts in forward areas.


10/8/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather forces MBs to cancel missions. XII FC ftrs are airborne to spt ground forces over battle area and abort all missions.


10/8/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to rcn and sea-search missions.


10/8/44

Tenth AF

20-plus P-47's hit T/Os in Mawhun and Manyut areas, knock out bridge at Seywa, and bomb railroad tracks in N Burma. 5 B-26's damage 1 bridge and score hits on the other bridge approaches at Namhkai and knock out 2 bridges at Wuntho and Kawlin.


10/8/44

Fourteenth AF

12 P-40's and P-51's hit locomotives, trucks, and river trafflc at Yuncheng and NE of Pengtse.


10/8/44

FEAF

P-47's bomb Amahai and Boela. P-38's hit Dodinga Bay barge hideouts, supplies and T/Os along Wasile and Kaoe Bays. B-25's, A-20's, and FBs hit Sorong, Doom I, runways and T/Os at Efman and Samate, and gun positions, bivouacs, and supplies at Simora Pt.


10/8/44

Seventh AF

3 Saipan-based B-24's hit Pagan and Marcus. 24 P-47's hit buildings, beach defenses, and gun positions on Pagan. During the day and 8/9 Oct B-24's from the Marshalls bomb Wake.


10/8/44

Eleventh AF

Photo missions to Paramushiru, Matsuwa, Onnekotan and Shasukotan turn back due to weather.


10/9/44

International

Churchill and Eden, with Harriman, US presidential representative, as observer, arrive in Moscow. Polish PM arrives later. Talks with Soviets deal with spheres of influence, the Balkans, and Poland's position.


10/9/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,000 HBs strike 2 M/Ys and an engine plant at Mainz, and hit Koblenz, Gustavsburg, Schweinfurt, and 2 T/Os in W Germany. 19 ftr gps, including 2 from Ninth AF, provide spt.


10/9/44

Ninth AF

HQ gives the TACs an initial attack list of 10 bridges on US front. Other lists follow. 309th Bomb Div aircraft attack rail bridge at Euskirchen. Ftrs provide escort and fly uneventful armed rcn. Dive bmrs sent against A/Fs in Germany are recalled because of bad weather.


10/9/44

Twelfth AF

Weather again grounds MBs. FBs, and ftrs hit roads, rail crossing, transport and other tgts in Bologna and Sabbioso areas.


10/9/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather restricts operations to weather rcn missions.


10/9/44

Tenth AF

50-plus P-47's knock out bridge at Manyut and thoroughly pound town area, bomb enemy positions at Nyaunggon, Pinhe, and near Mawhun, damage bridge near Mawlu, and hit a variety of tgts in Katha area. 9 B-25's attack road bridges SW of Lashio, knocking out Na-lang and Nampawng bridges. The MBs hit several T/Os in the area. Transport aircraft continue steady supply of various points in CBI.


10/9/44

Fourteenth AF

2 B-25's bomb area N of Mangshih. 3 B-24's hit shipping along lower Yangtze R. 29 P-51's and P-40's on armed rcn attack river trafflc, troops, bridges, and other T/Os in areas around Tanchuk, Tengyun, Anking, and Amoy. Airstrip at Tanchuk is temporarily put out of commission.


10/9/44

FEAF

B-25's, A-20's, and FBs attack Boela, Namlea, Kairatoe, and Liang, concentrating on oil tanks and A/Fs. B-25's and FBs hit Lolobata and Hate Tabako A/Fs and nearby barges, supplies, and other T/Os. A-20's and FBs strike Faan and Langgoer A/Fs. P-40's hit Manokwari and B-25's bomb Samate.


10/9/44

Seventh AF

18 B-24's from Saipan pound Iwo Jima. 25 B-25's from the Marshalls bomb Truk.


10/10/44

Ninth AF

Weather cancels daytime bmr and ftr operations. IX ADC during 10/11 Oct flies patrol over Belgium and W Germany.


10/10/44

Twelfth AF

MBs are again grounded due to weather. FBs, though also hampered by weather, manage to closely spt ground forces, particularly at Monte delle Formiche where US 85th Inf Div elements are stopped short of the crest, and attack comm N of battle area in the N Apennines.


10/10/44

Fifteenth AF

Almost 170 B-17's and B-24's attack 4 M/Ys at Treviso and Mestre and bridges at Susegana and San Dona di Piave plus rail lines in surrounding areas. About 90 ftrs provide spt in Udine-Treviso area. 350-plus other HBs are forced to abort because of weather.


10/10/44

Tenth AF

28 P-47's spt ground forces near Pinhe, bomb towns of Tawbon and Man Naung, and hit T/Os in and near Momauk. Transport operations to various points in CBI continue at the rate of 250-plus sorties.


10/10/44

Fourteenth AF

12 B-25's bomb and considerably damage Kunlong ferry. 38 P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn attack bridge and other T/Os near Mangshih, hit troop areas around Tanchuk and Wuchou, river traffic near Dosing, and locomotives and barges along N Indochina coast.


10/10/44

FEAF

B-24's strike oil refineries and an A/F in Balikpapan area. The HBs and escorting P-47's and P-38's claim over 30 Japanese ftrs downed. P-38's and B-25's bomb Djailolo, Kaoe, and Hate Tabako A/F and Wasile town area. P-47's hit Liang A/F. A-20's hit Sarmi area. A-20's and B-25's bomb Urarom A/F.


10/10/44

Seventh AF

14 B-24's from Saipan bomb A/F at Iwo Jima and shipping off the E shore. 24 P-47's pound buildings and storage caves on Pagan. Later a B-24 bombs the radio station N of Pagan A/F. 12 B-25's from Makin bomb runways and adjacent AA positions on Nauru.


10/10/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-24's abort a strike at Kashiwabara due to weather.


10/11/44

Eighth AF

130 B-17's bomb Wesseling synthetic oil plant and Koblenz M/Y. 3 P-47 gps give spt.


10/11/44

Ninth AF

99 MBs and LBs sent to bomb Camp-de-Bitche military camp are recalled when Pathfinder equipment malfunctions and weather prevents visual bombing. Ftrs escort bmrs, fly armed rcn, cut rail lines in Aachen-Rhine area, and spt US VII and XIX Corps in Aachen area, and US XII, XV, and XX Corps in Metz-Saarlautern area.


10/11/44

Twelfth AF

Despite bad weather MBs attack bridges and supply dumps in Po Valley. FBs and ftrs closely spt ground forces in Apennine Mountains between Florence and Bologna where fierce fighting rages on Monte delle Formiche, Livergnano escarpment, Monte delle Tombe, Gesso ridge, and Monte Battaglia. Also hit are comm behind battle area and as far W and N as Genoa, Turin, and Savona.


10/11/44

Fifteenth AF

About 180 B-17's and B-24's, with ftr escort, bomb Vienna S ordnance depot, Graz motor works, S and SW areas of Vienna, towns of Hirtenberg and Enzesfeld, M/Y at Zeltweg, Dravograd railroad bridge on Yugoslav-Hungarian boundary, railroad and highway bridges at Cesara, and Trieste harbor. Over 250 HBs fail to complete missions because of bad weather. 18 P-51's strafe tgts in Bratislava and Budapest areas, including supply dumps, and trains and destroy 17 airplanes at Esztergom landing ground. 37 other P-51's strafe Prostejov A/F and T/Os in surrounding area, destroying nearly 30 aircraft and trucks, locomotives, and railroad cars.


10/11/44

Tenth AF

15 P-47's hit guns and enemy positions near Pinhe while 9 attack town of Manwein and hit T/Os in the area. 8 others hit towns of Nayakaung and Nansiaung. 8 B-25's attack bridges at Man Pwe, Tahpalai, and Namyao damaging only Man Pwe bridge. 23 P-47's hit troops and stores near Tawbon and at Hkawan, knock out Kawnghka bridge and damage Wanling bridge. Transport flights continue to points throughout CBI.


10/11/44

Fourteenth AF

2 B-25's knock out bridge S of Mangshih. 3 P-40's attack sampans from Tanchuk to Tengyun while 8 hit general T/Os N of Mangshih.


10/11/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Koeandang and Langoan area. P-38's pound Miti A/F. A-20's and FBs attack Liang, Kairatoe, Laha, Haroekoe, and Namlea A/F. Langgoer A/F is bombed by P-47's. P-47's hit Babo A/F while A-20's attack Sarmi troop concentrations. At night B-24's bomb Sasa Matina and Buayoan A/F.


10/11/44

Seventh AF

Saipan-based P-47's hit buildings on Pagan with rockets and bombs. A Kwajalein-based B-24 bombs Wake during the night.


10/11/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's over Shimushiru and Paramushiru blow up 3 buildings and damage 2 others at Cape Namikawa.


10/12/44

Eighth AF

Over 500 HBs attack M/Y at Osnabruck, aircraft industries at Bremen, and T/Os including Diepholz A/F. 11 ftr gps escort HBs, claiming 18 ftrs downed.


10/12/44

Ninth AF

Ninth AF is delegated administrative (in addition to operational ) control over XII TAC hitherto assumed by USSTAF. Advanced HQ XIX TAC arrives at Nancy, following the adv of US Third Army. Almost 250 MBs and LBs bomb Camp-de-Bitche military camp, rail bridges at Grevenbroich and Ahrweiler, city areas of Langerwehe, Aldenhoven, and Venraij, and various T/Os. Escorting ftrs fly also armed rcn and rail cutting in Dusseldorf, Aachen, and Belfort areas, and spt VIII, XII, XV, and XX Corps in E France and W Germany.


10/12/44

Twelfth AF

MBs, supporting US Fifth Army, attack comm, supply dumps, and bivouac and barracks areas S of Bologna. FBs and XII FC ftrs, mainly in spt of US Fifth Army, blast supply dumps, gun positions, troop concentrations, and comm in the high country S of Bologna (while DAF gives similar spt to British Eighth Army in Rimini area).


10/12/44

Fifteenth AF

Around 700 HBs, with ftr spt, pound ammo and fuel dumps and depots, bivouac area, barracks, vehicle repair shop, munitions factory and T/Os in Bologna area (Operation PANCAKE) supporting US Fifth Army offensive in that sector. 160 P-51's strafe mainline railroad and Danube R traffic in Vienna-Gyor-Budapest areas and strafe Seregelyes A/F, disrupting traffic and destroying many enemy airplanes.


10/12/44

Tenth AF

18 P-47's bomb railroad tgts in the Naba-Mawlu rail corridor damaging a bridge approach, and strike troops and stores near Nayakaung. 12 other P-47's hit various tgts at Pintha and Nyaunggon. 4 B-26's knock out a bridge just N of Lashio. 3 others knock out bridge at Kawlin and damage tracks near Man Pwe bridge.


10/12/44

Fourteenth AF

3 B-25's and 12 P-40's hit Chefang storage area and bridge and general T/Os in Mangshih area. 40-plus P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn covering wide areas of S China and extending into W Burma attack troop concentrations, river trafflc, storage areas, and buildings in areas around Taochuan, Kweiping, Hsinganhsien, Yuncheng, Tanchuk, and Hsenwi.


10/12/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Ambesia, Langoan, Mapanget, and Sidate A/Fs. B-25's, A-20's, and P-47's again pound A/Fs at Liang, Laha, Namlea, Kairatoe and Haroekoe, and town of Boela. P-38's hit numerous T/Os on Halmahera I. FBs hit Manokwari and Urarom and A-20's bomb pillboxes in Sarmi area.


10/12/44

Twentieth AF

First B-29 (Joltin' Josie, the Pacific Pioneer) arrives at Saipan, piloted by Gen Hansell, CG XXI BC, for whom temporary HQ are set up on Saipan. Also the regular air echelon of 73d Bomb Wg arrives at Saipan on this date, followed during Oct and first week in Nov by 4 bomb gps and 4 air serv gps. (313th Bomb Wg will be established in the theater in Dec 44, 314th in Jan 45, 58th in Mar, and 315th in Apr. In Mar 45 VII FC will be established at Iwo Jima from where some of its units escort B-29 missions).


10/12/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan bomb harbor and shipping at Chichi Jima, shipping S of Haha Jima, AA positions on Marcus, and A/F area on Pagan. P-47's hit Pagan A/F area with bombs and rockets. B-24's from Kwajalein bomb Wake during 12/13 Oct.


10/12/44

Eleventh AF

3 B-24's hit A/F and shipping tgts in the MatsuwaOnnekotan area.


10/13/44

Ninth AF

9th Bomb Div hits bridges at Saarlouis, Roermond, Venlo, Euskirchen, and Mayen, plus several T/Os. Escorting ftrs also fly armed rcn over areas of Metz and extensively over W Germany, attacking railroads and other tgts, and spt US First, Third, and Seventh Armies.


10/13/44

Twelfth AF

Weather cancels all MB operations except for attacks on 4 tgts (bridges and supply dumps) in the battle area S of Bologna. FBs spt US Fifth Army operations more successfully in the area, hitting gun emplacements, troop concentrations, supply dumps, bridges, and vehicles.


10/13/44

Fifteenth AF

More than 650 ftrescorted HBs bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer and Vienna/Floridsdorf, motor works, locomotive shops, and M/Y at Vienna, Graz, Banhida, Szekesfehervar, Papa, Hranice and Mezirici. Some of the escorting ftrs strafe railroads, roads, and A/F in areas of Balaton and Neusiedler Lakes, Vienna, and Prostejov. Other ftrs strafe roads, railroads, and Danube R traffic in Vienna-Gyor-Budapest areas.


10/13/44

Tenth AF

38 P-47's strike Okkyin, Yebyangale, and Theinlon, and hit troops in Myothit area. 8 P-47's spt ground forces in Mohnyin area, 12 attack and considerably damage Wanling bridge and 4 hit T/Os in the area. Transports fly over 280 sorties hauling troops and supplies to CBI terminals.


10/13/44

Fourteenth AF

138 P-40's and P-51's on numerous armed rcn missions throughout S China and into W Burma attack troop areas, rivercraft, town areas, bridges, trucks, and other T/Os. 71 of the FBs hit tgts in Kweiping area while the others attack tgts around Chuanhsien, Litou, Shepchung, Tengyun, Lungfukwan, Kingshan, Mangshih, and Chefang.


10/13/44

FEAF

B-25's bomb Menado and surrounding area. P-38's hit AA positions, enemy concentrations, and other tgts in NE Celebes and Halmaheras. A-20's and FBs attack Boela oil installations and A/Fs at Amahai, Kairatoe, and Namlea.


10/13/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan bomb Yap. From the Marshalls B-24's pound Truk. Gilberts-based B-25's bomb Nauru.


10/13/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's bomb Kurabu A/F and bomb and strafe buildings on Tomari Cape, scoring hits on canneries, warehouses, and barracks. Later, 4 B-24's photograph and bomb tgts at Kashiwabara.


10/14/44

Eighth AF

About 1,100 HBs bomb 7 M/Ys at Saarbrucken, Kaiserslautern, and Cologne, city of Euskirchen, and T/Os in the Cologne area. 15 ftr gps give escort.


10/14/44

Ninth AF

Bad weather grounds 9th Bomb Div. Ftrs escort leaflet mission, fly sweeps and rail cutting operations, armed rcn over E France and W Germany, and spt US Third Army.


10/14/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather cancels all MB operations. Over 100 ftrs and FBs pound troop concentrations, gun positions, supplies, bridges, roads, and rail lines S of Bologna where hard fighting is taking place in Monterumici, Livergnano, and Gesso ridge areas.


10/14/44

Fifteenth AF

317 B-17's and B-24's hampered by bad weather, bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer and Odertal, and several T/Os including M/Ys at Bratislava, Nove Zamky, Komarom, Komarom and Nove Zamky railroad bridges, Borzavar industrial area, and Ugod military garrison. Escorting ftrs strafe A/Fs, rail and road traffic and other T/Os in tgt areas. 52 B-24's bmb railroad bridge and M/Y at Maribor. 54 P-51's on strafing mission in Balaton Lake area attack A/Fs at Szekesfehervar and Seregelyes. 55 P-38's escort MATAF C-47's carrying airborne forces to Megara A/F.


10/14/44

Tenth AF

Transport aircraft fly more than 200 sorties, delivering men and supplies to various points in CBI.


10/14/44

Fourteenth AF

32 P-51's and P-40's on armed rcn attack troops, town areas, and river traffic around Samshui, Mangshih, Kweiping, Hsinganhsien, Konghow and Tajungchiang.


10/14/44

FEAF

B-24's again bomb oil refineries and associated industries in Balikpapan area. Others bomb Pombelaa mine. A-20's, B-25's, and FBs again hit Laha and Haroekoe A/Fs.


10/14/44

Twentieth AF

103 Chengtu-based B-29's bomb aircraft plant at Okayama. 12 more hit last-resort tgts and T/Os. This is first Twentieth AF mission during which over 100 VHBs attack tgts and the first of a series of missions against Formosa in conjunction with US invasion of Leyte.


10/14/44

Seventh AF

3 B-24's on armed rcn from Saipan bomb Marcus. P-47's on sweep over Pagan bomb and strafe storage caves. 1 B-24 from the Marshalls bombs Wake during 14/15 Oct.


10/14/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's bomb and strafe buildings at Otomae Bay.


10/15/44

Eighth AF

More than 1,000 HBs attack 9 M/Ys and gas unit plant in and around general area of Cologne, along with several other tgts including oil facilities at Reisholz and Monheim. 3 ftr gps give general area spt while 12 gps provide close escort. 2 P-47 gps attack comm in Hannover and Munster-Kassel areas.


10/15/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents bmr operations. Ftrs fly rail cutting missions and spt elements of US First, Third, Seventh, and Ninth Armies in E France and W Germany.


10/15/44

Twelfth AF

B-25's bomb bridges in W Po Valley. B-26's hit bridges in the E part of the Valley, and have excellent success bombing a railway fill at Ossenigo, trapping over 300 railway cars N of the tgt. Ftrs and FBs concentrate efforts toward spt of ground forces along wide front in the mountains S of Bologna.


10/15/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to weather rcn missions.


10/15/44

Tenth AF

About 40 P-47's attack positions in Mohnyin area and at Man Naung, supply concentrations at Kyungyi, railroad tgts in Mawhun area, ammo stores at Manwing, and buildings near Muse. 12 B-25's hit town of Onbauk, storage facilities at Indaw, and vicinity of Thabeikkyin. Transport operations in CBI continue on large scale.


10/15/44

Fourteenth AF

28 B-24's, 33 P-51's, and 18 P-40's pound White Cloud A/F and shipping in Hong Kong area. 2 B-24's bomb Amoy. 6 FBs hit T/Os near Mangshih and Taj ungchiang.


10/15/44

FEAF

A-20's again pound A/Fs and oil storage on Ceram. P-38's carry out shipping sweep over Flores area and on Halmahera bomb Pitoe and Kaoe areas. P-38's bomb Amahai A/F while bmrs on armed rcn hit nearby T/Os. P-47's attack Sagan A/F.


10/15/44

Seventh AF

27 B-24's from Saipan strike fuel storage, AA positions, and installations at A/F on Iwo Jima. 1 other HB bombs A/F at Pagan. 2 B-24's from the Marshalls bomb Wake on 15/16 Oct.


10/15/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's on armed rcn over Paramushiru turn back when flight drifts off course. 1 B-24 strafes a freighter off Shimushiru.


10/16/44

Ninth AF

Ninth AF adv HQ follows HQ 12th AG to Luxembourg. All operations cancelled due to weather.


10/16/44

Twelfth AF

MB operations are cancelled by bad weather. LBs and FBs hit troop concentrations, bridges, gun positions, road, rail lines, and vehicles in battle area, particularly in Monte Belmonte vicinity.


10/16/44

Fifteenth AF

Nearly 600 HBs, with ftr escort, hit tank factory, tank assembly plant, and aero engine works at Steyr, benzol plant and ordnance depot at Linz, plus alternate tgts and T/Os in Austria, including Graz- Neudorf aircraft engine factory, Trieben, Linz, Graz, Villach, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Spittal an der Drau and Zeltweg M/Ys, town of Sankt Veit an der Glan, Brux synethetic oil refinery, and armament works in Plzen. Over 20 P-51's and P-38's fly photo and weather rcn missions and sea patrol. 29 P-38's escort MATAF C-47's (transporting airborne troops) to Greece and back to Italy.


10/16/44

Tenth AF

11 P-47's attack 2 railroad bridges in Naba-Mawlu area, damaging approaches to both tgts. 5 other P-47's hit Japanese forces in NW part of Madangyang. 12 B-25's, supported by escort of 8 P-47's, pound A/F at Shwebo. Transports fly over 300 sorties in CBI.


10/16/44

Fourteenth AF

28 B-24's, 8 B-25's, 26 P-51's, and 21 P-40's blast shipping and Kowloon Dock area. 15 cargo vessels are damaged or sunk. 3 other P-51's hit Wuchou area. 36 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's hit village and town areas, bridges, and troop concentrations in Kweiping, Tanchuk, Hsinganhsien, Tingka, and Chefang areas.


10/16/44

FEAF

P-38's hit harbor, shipFing, A/F and trucks at Cagayan. B-24's blast Makassar area. B-24's, B-25's, and FBs again pound the Boeroe-Ceram A/Fs and towns of Boela and Amboina and hit shipping in Binnen Bay. FBs hit Timoeka and Mongosah and Sagan A/Fs. Langgoer A/F is pounded by A-20's.


10/16/44

Twentieth AF

Over 40 B-29's, out of Chengtu, bomb Okayama aircraft plant and Heito A/F. 20-plus other B-29's bomb alternate or chance tgts at Takao, Swatow, Toshien, and Sintien harbors, Hengyang, and several A/Fs, including Taichu.


10/16/44

Seventh AF

15 P-47's and 1 B-24 from Saipan hit Pagan. From the Marshalls 14 B-24's hit Truk.


10/16/44

Eleventh AF

7 B-24's fly cover sorties for naval TF.


10/17/44

Eighth AF

More than 1,200 HBs attack 5 M/Ys and 2 T/Os at Cologne. 15 ftr gps give spt.


10/17/44

Ninth AF

All Rhine rail and road bridges are cleared for attack. 2 days later Adv HQ prescribes bridges as having priority on tgt list second only to rail lines. 35 MBs hit rail bridge at Euskirchen. Ftrs escort MBs, fly armed rcn in Strasbourg-Colmar-Mulhouse area, attack railroads in Allendorf an der LahnGemunden area, and M/Y at Dielkirchen.


10/17/44

Twelfth AF

Weather cancels all MB operations and limits FBs to limited sorties in the battle area S of Bologna, hitting roads, rail lines and bridges. A-20's during 16/17 Oct on armed rcn over Po Valley bomb T/Os and cause explosions on N edge of Ravenna.


10/17/44

Fifteenth AF

330-plus HBs attack Blechhammer S oil refinery and industrial area of Vienna, plus alternate tgts and T/Os including M/Ys at Banhida, Nagykanizsa, Szombathely, Strass, Graz, and Maribor, railroad bridge at Maribor, rail line at Furstenfeld, and T/Os scattered throughout the Balkans. P-51's escort a C-47 picking up personnel at Valjevo A/F, a B-17 carrying a photo crew to Rumania (to photograph Ploesti), and several C-47's transporting personnel to Araxos A/F.


10/17/44

Tenth AF

15 P-47's bomb supply area near Naba, hit Japanese HQ and supply area near Mawhun, and blast supply base and permanent camp at Myazedi. 8 B-25's bomb Nawnghkio A/F and 3 attack bridges near Kawlin and Thityabin. Approach to the latter bridge is damaged. Transports fly almost 300 sorties to various points in CBI.


10/17/44

Fourteenth AF

15 B-25's, 12 P-40's, and 10 P-51's pound supply depot at Tien Ho A/F. 2 B-24's bomb supply depot at Victoria Harbor. 44 P-51's and P-40's on armed rcn attack rivercraft, troop concentrations, villages, and other T/Os around Kweiping, Tengyun, Mangshih, Tajungchiang, Wuchou, and Dosing. Runway at Tanchuk A/F suffers considerable damage.


10/17/44

FEAF

FBs and B-25's hit A/Fs, shipping and scattered T/Os in the Halmahera area. In Ceram-AmboinaBoeroe area A-20's, B-25's, and FBs continue to pound A/Fs and oil facilities. In the principal strike of the day almost 60 B-24's hit oil installations, barracks, and shore tgts on Ilang and N Davao Bay areas.


10/17/44

Thirteenth AF

XIII BC moves from Wakde to Morotai.


10/17/44

Twentieth AF

10 B-29's, flying out of Chengtu, bomb Einansho air depot. 14 others bomb alternate tgts.


10/17/44

Seventh AF

11 B-24's from Saipan hit shipping off Haha Jima and town of Okimura. Later, during 17/18 Oct, 1 B-24 bombs A/F on Iwo Jima. B-25's from the Gilberts hit Nauru.


10/17/44

Eleventh AF

7 B-24's fly cover sorties for naval TF.


10/18/44

Eighth AF

Over 450 HBs hit aircraft plants at Kassel, motor plant and M/Y at Cologne, and chemical works at Leverkusen, along with nearby T/Os. 12 ftr gps provide escort and 2 gps later strafe rail trafflc between Cologne and Kassel.


10/18/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents operations of all cmds ( including 9th Bomb Div) except IX TAC ftrs which fly sweeps, rail cutting missions, and night patrols, and provide air cover for US 1st Inf Div in Aachen area.


10/18/44

Twelfth AF

Most MB missions are aborted because of weather, but B-26's effectively hit Castel San Pietro dell'Emilia warehouses and railroad bridge at Padua. Ftrs and FBs, operating on restricted schedule due to weather, offer effective close spt to ground forces in mountains S of Bologna and hit comm tgts in Bologna and Modena areas. On 17/18 Oct LBs on armed rcn bomb lights and vehicles E of Bologna.


10/18/44

Fifteenth AF

38 P-38's dive-bomb Vinkovci. 41 P-41's escort C-47's to Greece.


10/18/44

Tenth AF

13 P-47's attack Mingaladon A/F, 21 spt ground forces in Mohnyin area, 8 knock out 2 bridges at Wanting, and 6 hit troops near Hwemun. 6 B-25's damage approaches to 2 road bridges at Wuntho. 6 other B-25's damage approaches to 2 bridges at Namhkai and Meza. Transports again fly nearly 300 sorties to several locations in CBI.


10/18/44

Fourteenth AF

100-plus P-40's and P-51's fly armed rcn over vast areas of China S of the Yangtze R, attack town areas, troops, rivercraft, gun positions, supply facilities, A/Fs, and other T/Os around Kweiping, Shangkaishow, Tajungchiang, Konghow, Wuchou, Shepchung, Hsinganhsien, Tengyun, Liutu, Tanchuk, and Takhing. Railroad tgts at Lang Son are also attacked.


10/18/44

FEAF

Bad weather curtails major strike on Balikpapan. Of 120plus HBs and ftrs, only 8 B-24's and 8 P-38's reach the tgt. P-38's hit barges, small shipping, and vehicles on W coast of Mindanao. B-24's at tack Sagan and Babo A/Fs. M/Bs and FBs again hit Namlea, Amboina, Liang, and nearby tgts, attack T/Os at Djailolo and in Wasile Bay area, and pound Urarom, Manokwari, Babo, Sagan, Otawiri, and other Vogelkop area tgts.


10/18/44

Seventh AF

B-24's out of Saipan bomb Haha Jima while P-47's bomb and strafe Pagan.


10/18/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's bomb Kurabu Cape A/F and Suribachi. 8-12 interceptors attack the B-25's, which claim 2 victories.


10/19/44

Eighth AF

More than 900 HBs attack Gustavsburg diesel engine and armored vehicle plant, Mainz M/Y, arty tractor plant at Mannheim, and several nearby towns and T/Os. 15 ftr gps fly escort.


10/19/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents bmr operations. Ftrs attack tank concentration E of Luneville, strafe tgts NW of Kaiserslautern, fly rcn in W Gerrnany, and provide cover for US Third and Seventh Army forces in E France.


10/19/44

Twelfth AF

XII AF redesignates XII FC as XXII TAC following a reorganization period during which the XXII TAC was temporarily referred to as 'X'TAC and 'X-Ray'TAC, to distinguish it from XII FC HQ around which it was formed. B-26's attack Mantua causeway, railway fill at Ossenigo, and bridges at Calcinato and Peschiera del Garda. Ftr attack NW of Mantua accounts for 2 MBs lost and 1 missing. At least 2 of the attacking ftrs are destroyed. B-25's attack bridges in Milan area at Lonate Pozzolo, Cameri, and Magenta. FBs of XXII TAC hit tgts in spt of ground forces, concentrating on Monte Grande area, and attack rail lines and bridges N of battle zone. On 18/19 Oct LBs hit T/Os during armed rcn in Genoa and Bologna areas.


10/19/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather restricts operations to rcn missions.


10/19/44

Tenth AF

10 P-47's blast approaches to 2 bridges in Mawlu are and 15 spt ground forces in Mohnyin area, hitting village of Nyaunggaing and damaging nearby bridge and pounding railroad station at Kadu.


10/19/44

Fourteenth AF

More than 100 P-51's and P-40's on armed rcn over S China hit numerous T/Os from Tungting Lake area to Luichow Peninsula. The FBs concentrate on rivercraft, troop compounds, and building areas.


10/19/44

FEAF

B-24's hit Parepare. FBs hit Amboina and Boela A/F and shipping from Zamboanga S in Sulu- Mindanao area, pound Cebu A/F, hit nearby shipping, and strafe Miti, Djailolo, and Hate Tabako. A-20's and FBs blast A/Fs at Urarom, Sagan, and Babo.


10/19/44

Seventh AF

B-24's on armed rcn from Saipan bomb bridge, pier, and town area at Yap.


10/19/44

Eleventh AF

A B-24 bombs Kurabu Cape.


10/20/44

Ninth AF

9th Bomb Div hits Geertruidenberg/Parenboom and Moerdijke rail bridges. Attacks on other tgts are aborted because of bad weather. Ftrs fly armed rcn over E France and widespread areas of W Germany, attack railroads and various military tgts, and spt US Third and Seventh Armies' elements in E France.


10/20/44

Twelfth AF

Weather clears, permitting for the first time in several days a maximum effort by MBs which attack 12 bridges and railroad fills in Po Valley. FBs of XXII TAC, operating on full scale, blast gun positions, troop concentrations, supply dumps, and comm tgts in close spt of US Fifth Army's drive on Bologna from the S. The FBs concentrate on approaches to Monte Grande area to prevent counterattacks.


10/20/44

Fifteenth AF

480-plus HBs attack oil refinery at Brux, oil storage at Regensburg, A/F at Bad Aibling, M/Ys at Rosenheim and Innsbruck, motor transport, armament plants, and ordnance works at Milan, plus scattered T/Os. P-38's and P-51's escort Brux and Regensburg missions.


10/20/44

Tenth AF

9 P-47's hit encampments and stores near Naba. 5 others knock out road bridge near Wanling and hit supply dump in the area, while 4 more attack troops and supplies in Nansiaung area. Transports fly over 200 sorties in the CBI.


10/20/44

Fourteenth AF

18 B-25's bomb docks and storage area at Samshui and town of Kweiping. 28 P-51's and P-40's join attack on Samshui area. 77 P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn pound road, river, and rail trafflc, town and village areas and other T/Os around Kweiping, Menghsu, Shawan, Kaotienhsu, Pingnam, Hsenwi, Wuchou, Dosing, Tanchuk, and coastal areas of Indochina including Hongay.


10/20/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Davao. B-25's hit Amboina town.


10/20/44

Seventh AF

6 Saipan-based P-47's bomb and strafe Pagan. Later in the day 4 B-24's hit the island. During 20/21 Oct a B-24 on a snooper mission bombs Iwo Jima.


10/21/44

Ninth AF

Bad weather grounds bmrs. Ftrs fly armed rcn and attack railroads in W Germany and spt elements of US Third and Seventh Armies in E France and W Germany.


10/21/44

Twelfth AF

B-26's, in the day's only MB mission, attack Nervesa della Battaglia railroad bridge and causeway. Ftrs and FBs operate in close spt of US Fifth Army forces S of Bologna and FBs also hit comm in N Italy as far N as Verona and as far W as Turin. During 20/21 Oct LBs bomb T/Os during intruder missions N of battle area.


10/21/44

Fifteenth AF

104 B-24's with ftr escort attack M/Ys at Gyor and Szombathely. Almost 100 P-38's and P-51's strafe Szombathely and Seregelyes A/Fs and rail lines between Sajoszentpeter to Ipolyszog.


10/21/44

Tenth AF

15 P-47's damage at least 3 bridges throughout the railroad corridor in N Burma. 15 other P-47's spt ground forces in Mohnyin area, hitting gun positions and defensive works at Ywathit. 12 others attack positions and occupied areas around Bhamo and Muse, 6 knock out Paungni R bridge, and 4 attack town of Mawhun. About 270 sorties are flown by Tenth AF transports in CBI.


10/21/44

Fourteenth AF

3 B-25's and 130-plus P-40's and P-51's attack shipping, gun positions, troop areas, bridges, town areas, road traffic, and other T/Os around Yuma, Takhing, Dosing, Konghow, Shawan, Kuanyang, Kweiping, Tungpingchi, Tingka, Muse, Wan Lai-Kam, Shekpo, Menghsu, and Amoy.


10/21/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Cagayan and Parepare. B-25's and FBs hit Misamis and blast truck convoy near Kibawe. Other FBs hit Kaoe Bay supply areas. FBs hit Boela A/F and Amboina town area. Mongosah and Sagan A/Fs are also bombed.


10/21/44

Seventh AF

28 B-24's from Saipan bomb Iwo Jima. 2 B-24's, in first US air strike from Guam, hit Yap.


10/22/44

Eighth AF

492d Bomb Gp (CARPETBAGGER gp under control of VIII FC) is transferred to 1st Bomb Div to operate as night bombing gp, one sq remaining on CARPETBAGGER duty. This reduction of supply- dropping forces results from recapture of major portions of France. The remaining sq will supply underground forces in Scandinavia, the Low Countries, and Germany until V-E Day. More than 1,000 HBs attack 2 military vehicle plants at Brunswick and Hannover, 2 M/Ys at Hamm and Munster, and 11 T/Os. 15 ftr gps fly spt.


10/22/44

Ninth AF

Adv HQ XXIX TAC (Prov) moves from Arlon to Maastricht to maintain close association with Ninth Army. Weather forbids bmr operations. Ftr sweeps and armed rcn spt US Third and Seventh Army elements in E France and W Germany.


10/22/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather grounds all MBs and LBs. Ftrs and FBs, flying less than 20 sorties, hit rail lines and trains in N Italy.


10/22/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to rcn flights.


10/22/44

Tenth AF

40-plus P-47's hit a variety of tgts including bridges at Panghkam, and at 2 other points along N Burma rail corridor, towns of Manna and Kyaungle, bivouac in Indaw area, and various T/Os.


10/22/44

Fourteenth AF

2 B-25's knock out 2 railroad bridges at Pingnam while 8 P-51's pound town area. 54 P-40's and P-51's on armed rcn attack town areas and general T/Os at Nampang, Wanling, Kuanyang, Shekpo, Pingnam, Kweiping, and near Menghsu.


10/22/44

FEAF

B-25's and P-38's attack shipping in Sulu Archipelago and Jolo and Zamboanga harbors while B-24's hit Opon and Lahug A/Fs. B-25's hit Ternate and B-24's pound Matina A/F, Cagayan, and Likanan. B-25's hit Piroe Bay supply dumps and gun positions and FBs hit Kairatoe and Amahai A/Fs and T/Os in Binnen Bay. A-20's blast pillboxes and occupied areas in Metimedan-Sawar Rivers sector.


10/22/44

Seventh AF

Guam-based B-24's hit Yap with harassment raids during the day, operating singly or in groups of 2 or 3. Makin-based B-25's bomb Nauru.


10/23/44

Ninth AF

Weather prevents all cmds, including 9th Bomb Div, from flight operations.


10/23/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather grounds MBs. Ftrs and FBs although cancelling many operations, cause much damage to transportation, destroying or damaging numerous locomotives, railroad cars, and motor transport, and damaging vessels in Savona, Turin, Padua, and Genoa areas.


10/23/44

Fifteenth AF

Around 500 B-24's and B-17's bomb Skoda armament works at Plzen, Rosenheim M/Y, Plauen industrial area, Munich airplane engine plant, Augsburg diesel engine factory, and Regensburg oil storage depot, and comm tgts in N Italy including M/Y at Bressanone, bridges at or near Casarsa della Delizia, Pordenone, Santo Stino di Livenza, and Maniago, and rail line running N to Brenner area. Ftrs escort missions to Germany and Czechoslovakia.


10/23/44

Tenth AF

20 P-47's hit Japanese concentrations at Nanhlaing and Kyungyi. 16 spt ground forces at Mawlu and Henu and in nearby areas. Bivouac area S of Indaw is pounded by 4 FBs while 7 knock out bypass bridge at Panghkam. 3 B-25's blast train cars and sidings at Kyaukme, 3 hit nearby motor pool, 2 hit motor pool at Namhsim, and 1 blasts rail line at Nawngpeng. Transports fly 270-plus sorties in CBI.


10/23/44

Fourteenth AF

3 B-25's knock out bridge at Lohochai while 7 P-40's hit trucks and locomotives nearby. 6 B-25's and 11 P-51's pound town area of Menghsu. 50-plus P-40's and P-51's hit small towns and other T/Os in Menghsu area. 40-plus others attack shipping, bridges, and general T/Os around Anfu, Kweiping, Shepchung, Kuanyang, Ssuwangshu, Mangshih, Chefang, Panghkam, Wanling, Takhing, Tanchuk, Dosing, Wuchou, and Tengyun.


10/23/44

FEAF

B-24's and P-38's maintain shipping sweeps in Makassar area. B-25's, A-20's, and FBs hit Boela oil storage, Amboina town, 2 A/Fs, and other tgts in Amboina-Ceram-Boeroe area. FBs hit Sagan while A-20's spt ground forces further E in Sawar R-Orai R area. Vehicles and small vessels in Mindanao area are attacked by FBs while B-25's attack small shipping in Sulu Archipelago. FBs over Halmahera I hit scattered bivouacs.


10/23/44

Seventh AF

8 B-24's from Guam bomb Yap. 2 from Saipan hit Pagan and, during 23/24 Oct, 1 bombs Iwo Jima.


10/23/44

Eleventh AF

3 B-24's hit Kashiwabara tgts. 3 more B-24's bomb Otomari and fly a photo mission over Onnekotan. 5 B-25's bomb Asahi Bay area.


10/24/44

Eighth AF

By this date, all Pathfinder aircraft of 482d Bomb Gp (engaged in H2X and other radar trg at RAF Alconbury) have been dispersed to HB gps within the bomb divs, which set up their own H2X trg. Over 400 FBs are dispatched to attack aircraft and ground tgts in Hannover-Kassel area. 73 bomb flak positions at Elburg, factory near Nienburg, and miscellaneous ground tgts. Bad weather causes other FBs to jettison bombs in Channel and Zuider Zee. The FBs strafe transportation and other ground tgts with good results.


10/24/44

Ninth AF

Bad weather cancels all operations except ftr patrols by IX and XXIX TAC over W Germany. The ftrs attack rail tgts.


10/24/44

Twelfth AF

Weather grounds MBs. Over 300 XXII TAC ftrs and FBs attack tgts in spt of US Fifth Army S of Bologna and hit comm and shipping in Turin-Genoa and E Po Valley areas, destroying 14 locomotives and over 100 railroad cars. During 23/24 Oct LBs attack T/Os in Po Valley.


10/24/44

Fifteenth AF

Weather cancels all offensive operations.


10/24/44

Tenth AF

From 24 Oct through 27 Oct FBs and MBs steadily spt Allied troops on the N Burma front, pounding road and rail comm, troop concentrations and supply dumps, and sweeping A/Fs. The strikes include close spt of British troops advancing on the right flank of the front known as the 'Rail Corridor', and of Chinese forces pushing down the left flank along the Myitkyina-Bhamo road. CBI is split into 2 theaters-- India-Burma and China.


10/24/44

Fourteenth AF

About 80 P-40's, P-51's, and P-38's on armed rcn over SE China, SW China, and E Burma hit runways, storage facilities, town areas, troops, horses, gun positions, and other T/Os around Amoy, Lohochai, Tanchuk, Sinthe, Menghsu Pingnam, Mangshih, Chefang, and Lashio.


10/24/44

FEAF

B-24's bomb Buayoan A/F while B-25's on armed rcn hit small shipping and troops. B-24's, B-25's, and FBs hit Sandakan area. P-38's bomb Amboina reservoir areas. A-20's and FBs again pound Babo, Moemi, Sagan, Manokwari, Otawiri, and other Vogelkop Peninsula area tgts.


10/24/44

Seventh AF

Guam-based B-24's bomb Yap while Saipan-based P-47's hit Pagan.


10/24/44

Eleventh AF

3 B-24's bomb Kashiwabara and Kurabu Cape. 4 B-25's weather-abort a photo mission to Paramushiru. 2 others on a shipping sweep off Kurabu hit a freighter, which is observed listing and smoking, and strafe 2 subchasers.


10/25/44

Eighth AF

Nearly 1,200 HBs in 5 forces attack 3 oil refineries, Neumunster A/F and aircraft repair works, synthetic oil tgts at Gelsenkirchen and Scholven/Buer, and several other tgts including M/Ys at Munster and Hamm. 11 ftr gps provide spt.


10/25/44

Ninth AF

First Tac AF (Prov) is established, but not yet organized, therefore Ninth AF continues to administer, supply, and control all XII TAC and assigned units until mid-Nov when First Tac AF assumes full control. 9th Bomb Div's missions are cancelled because of bad weather. Ftrs fly sweeps, hit rail and military tgts in Saarbrucken area, and spt US XIX Corps in W Germany.


10/25/44

Twelfth AF

Weather again grounds MBs. FBs blast guns, vehicles, and comm in battle area S of Bologna while ftrs destroy over 20 locomotives in Piacenza area.


10/25/44

Fifteenth AF

Weather again limits operations. 3 B-17's bomb Klagenfurt aircraft factory and Sankt Veit and der Glan M/Y. 5 P-38's complete 3 weather rcn missions.


10/25/44

Fourteenth AF

6 B-25's and 4 P-38's damage railroad tracks at Dara bridge. 7 P-38's and P-51's hit Mongyu bridges and destroy Kawnghka bridge. 4 others strafe Nawnghkio A/F. 20-plus P-51's and P-40's on armed rcn attack T/Os at Tengyun, Kweiping, and Ssuanghsu, and about 50 strike tgts throughout Menghsu area.


10/25/44

FEAF

50-plus B-24's, supported by P-38's and P-47's, attack naval forces in Mindanao Sea, firing small vessels and claiming a light cruiser damaged. B-24's bomb Ambesia A/F and attack shipping in Makassar-- Kendari area. FBs hit barges and villages in areas of Dodinga and Wasile Bays. B-25's, A-20's, and FBs hit Piroe, Boela, Halong, Amboina, Saparoea, Haroekoe, and N Ceram coastal tgts. A-20's pound supply and fuel dumps in Sarmi area.


10/25/44

Twentieth AF

59 B-29's, flying out of Chengtu, bomb aircraft plant at Omura. Several other VHBs hit alternate tgts and T/Os.


10/25/44

Seventh AF

29 Saipan-based B-24's bomb Iwo Jima during the morning. Later during the day 4 B-24's from Saipan and Guam, on armed rcn missions, bomb Yap. 8 P-47's from Saipan bomb Pagan.


10/26/44

Eighth AF

Over 1,100 HBs attack synthetic oil plant at Bottrop, ordnance and storage depot at Bielefeld, aircraft repair works and M/Y at Munster, military vehicle plant near Hannover, aqueduct and Mittelland Canal at Minden, and other tgts including city of Hannover. 14 ftr gps provide escort.


10/26/44

Ninth AF

No bmr operations as bad weather prevails. Ftrs sweep areas of E France and W Germany from Metz to Cologne, attacking rail and road traffic, rail bridges, and M/Ys.


10/26/44

Twelfth AF

Weather suspends all Twelfth AF operations.


10/26/44

Fifteenth AF

Weather curtails operations. 7 B-17's bomb M/Y at Innsbruck.


10/26/44

Fourteenth AF

B-24's and B-25's attack shipping off E Luichow Peninsula. B-25's also hit river shipping from Dosing to Takhing and Yellow R bridge. Ftrs attack town of Menghsu, hit T/Os around Menghsu and Kweiping, and make armed rcn attack on Hongay. B-25's and ftrs bomb railroad yards at Hsuchang.


10/26/44

FEAF

B-24's attack naval force of 2 battleships, 5 carriers, and 5 destroyers W of Panay I. P-38's hit vehicles in Davao area and B-25's bomb Iligan. Hits are claimed on a battleship and 2 carriers. P-40's attack T/Os in Dodinga-Kaoe Bay area, Djailolo, supply area S of Galela, and guns S of Doro. A-20's and B-25's bomb Urarom.


10/26/44

Seventh AF

8 Saipan-based P-47's bomb and strafe Pagan. 15 B-25's based in the Gilberts, bomb A/F area on Nauru.


10/26/44

Eleventh AF

Of 6 B-24's which abort a naval TF cover mission after failing to find the ships, 2 bomb installations on Onnekotan I.


10/27/44

Ninth AF

Gen Robert C Richardson reassumes cmd of IX ADC. Adverse weather prevents all operations except patrols by XIX TAC and supply dropping missions (to VI Corps near Saint-Die) by XII TAC.


10/27/44

Twelfth AF

Weather curtails operations. FBs on armed rcn in Genoa-Novi Ligure-Turin area hit comm and transportation tgts.


10/27/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather limits operations to 5 weather rcn flights.


10/27/44

Fourteenth AF

Ftrs bomb and strafe town of Mengmao and nearby hill positions, river traffic, troops, and horses from Tanchuk to Tengyun, bridges NE of Hsinganhsien, town of Kaotienhsu, troops in Kweilin area, rail trafflc W of Puchi, and A/Fs at Siangtan and Changsha.


10/27/44

FEAF

40-plus FBs, operating in 3 waves, hit shipping off Cebu and W of Mactan I. B-24's attack Malili and Palopo.


10/27/44

Seventh AF

2 B-24's on armed rcn from Saipan bomb Yap. During 27/28 Oct a B-24 on snooper mission hits Iwo Jima.


10/27/44

Eleventh AF

7 B-24's weatherabort an attempt to fly cover for naval TF.


10/28/44

Eighth AF

350-plus B-17's escorted by 4 ftr gps bomb M/Ys at Hamm and Munster.


10/28/44

Ninth AF

HQ 9th Bomb Div transfers to Reims. 45 9th Bomb Div aircraft bomb rail bridges at Sinzig, Kempenich, and Ahrweiler, and A/F at Euskirchen. Ftrs escort bmrs, fly sweeps and armed rcn over W Germany, attack 6 bridges and 1 tunnel, and spt US XIX Corps in Belgium near German border.


10/28/44

Twelfth AF

Bad weather again grounds MBs, and restricts XXII TAC. FBs and ftrs, flying 65 sorties, attack vehicles and trains in Turin-Milan-Genoa area.


10/28/44

Fifteenth AF

Bad weather again limits operations. 10 B-17's bomb Klagenfurt aircraft factory. 6 P-38's fly rcn missions, during early part of the night. 8 B-17's bomb Munich W M/Y. 1 bombs Erlsbach.


10/28/44

Tenth AF

80-plus FBs pound numerous tgts including town areas, troops, railroad facilities, and a variety of T/Os at Mannaun, Manoi, Sinkan, Winwa, Man Mao, Myazedi, Pinwe, Naba, Yebawgyi, and Kangon.


10/28/44

Fourteenth AF

Ftrs strafe villages, troops, and horses in Menghsu-Konghow area, pound bridges around Kaotienhsu, and hit Yangtong A/F and shipping at Hongay and Wuchou.


10/28/44

FEAF

B-24's, fighting bad weather, bomb A/F at Puerto Princesa. During 28/29 Oct, B-24's bomb Wilhelmina Docks area. B-25's and P-38's blast town of Amboina.


10/28/44

Twentieth AF

Marianas-based XXI BC flies its first combat mission when 14 B-29's attack sub pens on Dublon I. 4 others (1 carrying Gen Hansell, CG XXI BC) abort. About a third of the bombs fall in general tgt area.


10/28/44

Seventh AF

B-24's from Saipan bomb Haha Jima while others, from Guam, hit Yap. Saipan-based P-47's bomb Pagan.


10/28/44

Eleventh AF

8 B-25's fly cover for naval TF.


10/29/44

Ninth AF

About 170 MBs and LBs bomb rail bridges at Mayen, KonzKarthaus, Ellern, Moerdijke, and Euskirchen. Ftrs fly escort to bmrs, sweeps, defensive patrols, armed rcn over wide areas of E France, the Netherlands, and Germany, bomb rail tgts and bridges, and fly cover for US XIX Corps in Belgium.


10/29/44

Twelfth AF

Weather again restricts operations. XXII TAC FBs fly 16 sorties against railroad tgts in Po Valley.


10/29/44

Fifteenth AF

35 B-24's of over 165 HBs dispatched with ftr escort, bomb Munich W M/Y. The remainder and 670 other HBs, dispatched against tgts in S Germany, abort mission due to bad weather. 30 P-38's, after escort duty, strafe comm lines from Wels to Kienberg, destroying 17 locomotives and several other road and rail transportation tgts.


10/29/44

Tenth AF

80-plus FBs again attack a wide variety of tgts including troop concentrations, bridges, supply dumps, and numerous T/Os at Kawlin, Wingnang, Hsenwi, Bhamo, Shwegu, Kyungon, Tugyaung, Yebyangale, Henu, and Kayin.


10/29/44

Fourteenth AF

Ftrs in spt of Chinese ground forces blast hill positions in Lungling and Mangshih areas. Others damage bridge at Sinshih, bomb Kweiyi and Paoching, hit railroad tgts between Siaokan and Sinyang, and strafe A/Fs at Chingmen, Tangyang, and Ichang.


10/29/44

FEAF

FBs and B-26's, operating in small forces, are active against A/Fs, AA positions, and T/Os on Halmahera I. FBs also hit Ransiki while FBs, A-20's, and B-25's bomb Urarom and Soeli and strafe T/Os throughout Urarom-Kaimana area.


10/29/44

Thirteenth AF

Thirteenth AF moves from Noemfoor I to Morotai I.


10/29/44

Seventh AF

19 B-24's from Saipan bomb Chichi Jima. 2 from Guam strike Yap.


10/29/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's on rcn hit Tomari Cape buildings and a freighter which is left listing.


10/30/44

Eighth AF

Over 600 HBs supported by 15 ftr gps attack oil refineries near Hamburg and 11 other tgts including M/Ys at Hamm and Munster. Clouds cause abort of around 600 other HBs.


10/30/44

Ninth AF

9th Bomb Div bmrs are recalled from mission (mainly against bridges) because of bad weather. Ftrs fly patrols and armed rcn over NE France and in W Germany around Aachen and Rhine R. XIX TAC escorts 9th Bomb Div and HBs of Eighth AF.


10/30/44

Twelfth AF

Weather again grounds MBs and limits XXII TAC FBs and ftrs to 51 sorties against scattered tgts in Po Valley.


10/30/44

Fifteenth AF

During 30/31 Oct 3 B-24's bomb Klagenfurt M/Y, P-38's fly rcn missions, while bad weather cancels all other operations.


10/30/44

Tenth AF

10 B-25's knock out bridges at Namhkai, Wuntho, Thegyaung, and Nankan and damage others at Okkyin and Zawchaung. 50-plus P-47's knock out Hpao Nam R bridge and strafe T/Os at several locations; hit several bridges throughout N Burma rail corridor, damaging or knocking out each tgt; spt ground forces at Naba Station and Pinwe; and hit troop concentrations at Mansi and Man yut.


10/30/44

Fourteenth AF

13 B-24's lay mines in Victoria Harbor. P-40's bomb installations around Phu Lang Thuong and hit junks at sea.


10/30/44

FEAF

B-24's pound Bacolod A/F, while B-25's and FBs hit San Roque A/F and barges at Zamboanga. P-38's hit Sandakan A/F. B-24's bomb Makassar wharf area while P-40's, over NE peninsula, hit various T/Os. P-38's hit Piroe. Urarom A/F is again bombed by A-20's and B-25's.


10/30/44

Twentieth AF

8 B-29's from the Marianas bomb sub pens on Dublon I, 9 others bomb 2 mi beyond tgt.


10/30/44

Seventh AF

8 B-24's on armed rcn missions from Guam bomb Yap. 1 B-24 from Saipan, during 30/31 Oct snooper mission, bombs Iwo Jima. Saipan-based P-47's hit Pagan. B-25's from Makin strike Nauru.


10/30/44

Eleventh AF

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


10/31/44

Ninth AF

Weather forbids bmr operations and limits ftrs. XII and XIX TACs fly patrols, sweeps, and armed rcn over E France and W Germany. XII TAC also supports US Seventh Army elements in Metz area.


10/31/44

Twelfth AF

B-26's hit bridge and causeway at Nervesa della Battaglia and bridges at Montebello and Piazzola sul Brenta. FBs attack guns and positions in battle area S of Bologna in the Apennines, and comm and shipping tgts in Po Valley and on Po R.


10/31/44

Fifteenth AF

P-38's fly photo and weather rcn. 174 B-24's, dispatched against tgt in Yugoslavia, are forced to return because of weather.


10/31/44

Tenth AF

60-plus P-47's attack occupied areas and supply areas at Namun, Bhamo, and Nakang, and railroad bridges, locomotive shelters, and rolling stock along the KyaikthinNaba line. 2 B-25's attack T/Os from Katha to Bhamo along the Irrawaddy R.


10/31/44

Fourteenth AF

6 P-51's hit shipping T/Os at Swatow and Amoy. About 70 ftrs spt Chinese ground forces by pounding positions in Lungling area. 4 B-25's and 12 P-40's bomb railroad bridge at Pengpu.


10/31/44

FEAF

P-47's and A-20's bomb Kairatoe A/F and Saharoe village. B-25's and P-40's hit Loloda and Soasioe. P-38's and A-20's, concentrating on A/Fs, attack Samate, Efman, Sagan, and Doom I.


10/31/44

Seventh AF

During 31 Oct/1 Nov a B-24 on snooper mission from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima.


10/31/44

Eleventh AF

4 B-25's score direct hits on a cannery at Tomari Cape and leave nearby buildings burning. 1 of 2 B-25's hit by AA heads for and safely lands in USSR.


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