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American missions against Maloelap, Taroa and Taroa Airfield
January 2, 1944 - May 18, 1944

December 15, 1943
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Janyary 2, 1944
(7th AF) B-24's bomb Maloelap

January 8, 1944
(7th AF) B-24's bomb shipping and shore installations at Maloelap

January 10, 1944
(7th AF) During the night of 10/11 Jan, 16 B-24's bomb Maloelap

January 11, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25 hit 5 vessels and land installations at Maloelap Atoll; a 5000-ton cargo ship and a small vessel are sunk

January 15, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25's flying at deck-level bomb and strafe shipping and shore installations at Maloelap; 2 vessels are hit and the oil dump, hangars, other buildings, and runways are damaged; 1 B-25 crashes at sea after being hit by AA fire.

January 22, 1944
(7th AF) 10 B-25's from Abemama hit Maloelap

January 23, 1944
(7th AF) 21 B-25's from Tarawa Atoll and Abemama hit Taroa.

January 24, 1944
(7th AF) 12 B-24's bomb several targets in Maloelap

January 25, 1944
(7th AF) 8 B-25's bomb a vessel and shore targets at Taroa

January 26, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25's hit several targets in Maloelap; about 20 fighters attack the formation

January 27, 1944
(7th AF) 7 B-24's bomb Taroa in a dusk attack

January 28, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25 bomb Taroa. B-24's taking off at varying intervals, carry out several hours of strikes against Maloelap

January 29, 1944
(USN) Four groups of Task Force 58 (Rear Admiral M. A. Mitscher), opened the campaign to capture the Marshalls with heavy air attacks on Maloelap. On the first day the defending enemy air forces were eliminated and complete control of the air was maintained by carrier aircraft during the entire operation. Avengers from VT-5 attack Taroa. Lost is TBF 06175 (KIA), TBF 06213 piloted by Lt. Donald R. Simensen (MIA), TBF 06175, TBF 06265 and TBM 25199.
(7th AF) B-24's, attacking from bases in the Gilberts maintain day and night attacks (both multiple-plane missions and single-plane attacks at intervals) against Maloelap

February 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-24 bomb Maloelap and B-25s hit Maloelap

February 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s hit Maloelap

February 9, 1944
(7th AF) During a dusk-to-dawn operation on 9/10 Feb B-24s operating at intervals maintain strikes against Taroa

February 13, 1944
(7th AF) During the night of 13/14 Feb, B-24s operating individually at intervals, bomb Taroa

February 16, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Wotje Atoll and Taroa.

February 23, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Abemama hit Taroa

March 7, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s pound runways, AA positions, storage areas, and barracks on Taroa.

March 9, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s attack Taroa

April 9, 1944
(7th AF) A single B-25 bombs Taroa

May 18, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Taroa

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