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12th November 1944

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Ninth Air Force. Weather prevents operations by 9th Bomber Division. Fighter operations are limited but IX and XIX Tactical Air Command's fly patrols and armed reconnaissance in West Germany and along French German border.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather grounds medium bombers. Fighter-bombers support ground forces in the North Apennines and hit railway targets in Po Valley, cut rail lines in 18 places and destroy or seriously damage 8 bridges. During 11-12 November 1944, light bombers hit motor transport, Bergamo airfield, and Po River crossing at San Benedetto Po.

Fifteenth Air Force. 107 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters-escorted B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike at bridges at Ora, Albes, and Mezzocorona, viaduct at Avisio, plus alternate targets of Casarsa della Delizia railroad bridges and targets in Northeast Italy including Latisana railroad bridge and an airfield to the North.

Tenth Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighters support ground forces in Pinwe area and near Indaw. 24 attack supplies and command targets in Kawlin area while 9 bomb Japanese concentrations at Indaw and Man Hkong. Town of Pegon is attacked by 11 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and 20 others and 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit targets during the sweeps of the Irrawaddy from Singu to Katha and along rail lines at several points in North Burma. 250 transport sorties are flown to forward bases and front line areas.

Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers knock out a railway bridge and damage 2 others near Thanh Hoa. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb town of Man Pwe while 4 attack Wanling. 38 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-40 fighters hit Hengyang airfield and attack river, rail, and road traffic, artillery pieces, pillboxes, and storage around Hengyang, Lingling, and Kweilin. 13 P-40 fighters hit Changsha area. 40 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit various targets at several other locations scattered throughout South China and North Indochina.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Alicante airfield while fighter-bombers hit Linao barges of West coast of Leyte, and shipping in Ormoc Bay. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Daliao and Matina airfield. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and fighter-bombers over Northeast Celebes and Halmahera Island attack shipping and Djailolo airfield. 50 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast Mapia and Asia Islands.

Twentieth Air Force. 29 Chengtu based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb Omura. Over 20 others bomb last resort target of Nanking (due to bad weather over Omura), and 20 more hit various alternate targets and targets.

Seventh Air Force. 29 Saipan based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers with P-38 Lightning fighters escort bomb airfields on Iwo Jima. 11 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters strafe runway and storage area on Pagan. During the night a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on snooper mission bombs Iwo Jima. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Angaur bomb Koror.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly armed reconnaissance over Onnekotan and Matsuwa.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Rochester Gardens, Ilford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Noak Hill, near Romford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Nazeing, Essex.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Stone, near Dartford.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Westminster.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit West Ham.

V-2 rocket launched against England, hit Swanscombe.

M416 Minesweeper
Sunk 12 November 1944

M427 Minesweeper
Is severely damaged after being engage by British naval destroyers

Tirpitz Battleship
Sunk 12 November 1944

R10 R-boat
Recommissioned 12 November 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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