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Japanese missions against Del Monte and Del Monte Airfield
December 18, 1941– December 20, 1942

December 18, 1941
Japan: A Japanese reconnaissance plane spots Del Monte Airfield. Realizing it was spotted, the rest of the day was spent camouflaging parked aircraft with palm fronds.

December 19, 1941
At 4:00pm Japanese aircraft attacked, including A6M2 Zeros that strafed claiming two B-17s and three B-18s destroyed. At the airfield was six B-17 Flying Fortress bombers and four B-18 Bolo bombers that had just arrived from Clark Field. Destroyed on the ground was B-17D 40-3093, Tash's bomber, which was already disabled previously. That evening from 10:00pm until December 20, 1942 at 1:00am, the remaining B-17s departed for Darwin, evacuating the last remaining bombers and personnel.

December 20, 1942
Del Monte Airfield was bombed by fifty-four Japanese bombers.

American missions against Del Monte and Del Monte Airfield
November 1, 1944–January 13, 1945

November 1, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb supply dumps at Del Monte.

November 7, 1944
(FEAF) P-38s and B-25s hit Del Monte Airfield.

November 27, 1944
(7th AF) Twenty-five B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb Del Monte Airfield.

December 6, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s, with P-47 support hit Del Monte Airfield.

January 13, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s hit troop concentrations at Del Monte.

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