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1st February 1944

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Fifteenth Air Force. Operations are limited to a fighter sweep of the Orvieto, Viterbo, Italy area by P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and to photo and weather reconnaissance. Headquarters 301st Bomber Group (Heavy) transfers from Cerignola to Lucera, Italy. Transfers in Italy during February 1944 Headquarters 305th Bomber Wing (Heavy) from Foggia to Spinazzola.

Twelfth Air Force. In Italy, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb the Albano Laziale road junction; P-40 fighters bomb Cori, while A-36 Apache dive bomber hit Poggio Mieteto and P-47 Thunderbolt fighters attack the station at San Valentino fighters cover the Anzio battle area. Detachment of 91st Fighter Squadron, 81st Fighter Group, operating from Capodichino, Italy with P-39 fighters, returns to base at Montecorvino Airfield. During February 1944, Headquarters 81st Fighter Group and 93d Fighter Squadron transfer from Castelvetrano, Sicily to Montecorvino Airfield with P-39 fighters. During February 1944, ground echelon of 417th Night Fighter Squadron, Twelfth Air
Force (attached to British Royal Air Force (RAF) No. 337 Wing) transfers from Ghisonaccia to Borgo, Corsica; air echelon is at La Senia, Algeria with Beaufighters.

R236 R-boat
Launched 1 February 1944

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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