December 18, 1942
(5th AF) B-24s bomb the Alexishafen.
March 5, 1943
(5th AF) Heavy bombers, operating individually, hit
April 9, 1943
(5th AF) Single B-17's attack barges at Alexishafen.
April 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's hit Alexishafen.
May 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's
bomb Madang and Alexishafen.
August 5, 1943
(5th AF) 30+ B-25's pound
barges at Alexishafen.
August 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb and strafe the Alexishafen.
September 1, 1943
(5th AF) 70+ B-24's and B-25's hit
the Alexishafen / Madang area, dropping 201 tons of bombs (heaviest by Fifth Air Force to date). The Catholic Cathedral at Alexishafen is destroyed during the raid.
September 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's bomb and strafe coastal area from Alexishafen.
September 15, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's
sink about 15 barges between Alexishafen and Finschhafen.
October 14, 1943
(5th AF) Medium bombers pound Alexishafen.
October 16, 1943
(5th AF) Thirty-eight B-25 Mitchell strafers from the 38th Bomb Group, 405th Bomb Squadron. The bombers were escorted by twenty-five P-47 Thunderbolts from the 348th Fighter Group. The formation arrived over Alexishafen at roughly 10:30am. Ki-43 Oscars from the 13th Sentai took off from Alexishafen No. 1 Airfield (Danip) to intercept the formation at 10:48. During the combat, three were shot down. Leaving the target, B-25D "Lucky Star" 41-30183 is damaged by fighters and crashed. References: October 16, 1943 Mission Over Alexishafen.
November 3, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's
hit barges between Alexishafen and Bogadjim.
(5th AF) 40+ B-25's and A-20's, escorted by 475th FG P-38's and P-47's, pound the airfield
at Alexishafen, destroying at least 12 enemy airplanes; US fighters claim
destruction of 10-15 interceptors in combat other fighters claim 20+ aircraft shot down over Sek
Harbor. P-38H 42-66596 is lost.
November 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's thoroughly pound Alexishafen Airfield.
November 13, 1943
(5th AF) 120 B-24's and B-25's pound Alexishafen.
November 15, 1943
(5th AF) Thirty-one
B-24s from the 90th BG took off on a strike against Wewak, but failed to meet escorting fighters. Instead, they bomb Alexishafen Airfield No 1 from 13,000-16,000, with excellent results and 95% of bombs on target, causing two explosions, and fires started on Danip plantation. No enemy fighters were seen over the target.
November 26, 1943
(5th AF) P-40's and P-47's strafe villages
and targets of opportunity around Alexishafen.
November 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's hit Alexishafen Aerial reconnassance photo taken from 16,000'.
December 20, 1943
(5th AF) 22nd BG B-26's and B-25's bomb the town of Alexishafen.
December 22, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's and P-39's bomb town of Alexishafen.
December 23, 1943
(5th AF) 80+
B-25's, B-26's and A-20's attack airfields at Alexishafen.
December 27, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Alexishafen. Before & During Photographic Series.
December 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-25's
bomb the Alexishafen.
December 31, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's
and medium bombers pound Alexishafen.
January 1, 1944
B-25's bomb Alexishafen.
January 3, 1944
50+ B-24's and B-25's bomb
the Alexishafen area.
January 4, 1944
100+ heavy and
medium bombers bomb Alexishafen.
January 5, 1944
B-24's and medium
bombers bomb Alexishafen.
January 6, 1944
B-24's and B-25's
January 7, 1944
P-39's, and P-47's bomb Alexishafen.
January 9, 1944
bombers attack Alexishafen.
January 10, 1944
medium, and light bombers, and fighters attack Alexishafen.
January 11, 1944
and P-40's hit the town of Alexishafen.
January 12, 1944
B-24's and B-25's
attack Alexishafen area.
January 13, 1944
P-40's attack Alexishafen.
January 14, 1944
B-25's, and P-40's hit Alexishafen.
January 15, 1944
B-25's hit the Alexishafen.
January 25, 1944
37 B-25's bomb Alexishafen.
January 25, 1944
(USN) USS Boise CL-47 fires shore bombardment of Madang and Alexishafen.
January 26, 1944
(5th AF) 140+ B-24's, A-20's, P-39's, and
P-40's hit Alexishafen-Madang area.
January 31, 1944
(5th AF) P-39's strafe Alexishafen.
February 2, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Alexishafen.
February 3, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s attack
Alexishafen and the Hansa Bay areas.
February 4, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s strafe targets of opportunity in Alexishafen.
February 8, 1944
(5th AF) 50 A-20s and B-25s hit the Alexishafen and
February 17, 1944
(5th AF) 16 P-47's strafe targets
of opportunity in the Alexishafen area.
February 20, 1944
(5th AF) 38 B-24s bomb the Alexishafen-Hansa Bay area.
February 25, 1944
(5th AF) B-25's hit Alexishafen. A-20s bomb Alexishafen Airfield.
February 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, along with P-39s, hit the Madang-Alexishafen area.
February 27, 1944
(5th AF & RAAF) A-20s strike the Alexishafen area. RAAF Vengance of 24 Squadron strike the Alexishafen area. Returning from the mission, Vengance A27-83 is lost due to an overheated engine.
March 1, 1944
(5th AF & RAAF) B-24, B-25, A-20s, and fighter & RAAF aircraft, hit targets
March 2, 1944
(5th AF) 80+ B-24s and P-40s hit the Hansa Bay area, and the Madang-Alexishafen
March 3, 1944
(5th AF) 30+ B-24s hit the Hansa Bay and Alexishafen areas.
March 13, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s of the 312th BG strike Alexishafen and loose three aircraft on the
return flight due to weather.
March 14, 1944
(5th AF) 12 A-20's bomb the airstrip at Alexishafen.
March 17, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s bomb the Madang-Alexishafen area.
March 19, 1944
(5th AF & RAAF) B-25s and P-39s, along with RAAF aircraft, bomb Alexishafen
March 22, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s hit barges at Alexishafen.
March 23, 1944
(5th AF) Nearly 100 B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and P-47s hit numerous targets,
March 24, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s and P-40s hit Alexishafen a dive bombing and strafing attack at
April 10, 1944
USN - Lt Commander Davis (PT Boat captain) serves as spotter aboard destroyer
Hutchins to pinpoint coastal targets for shore bombardment using a minimum
of shells by the destroyer group of Hutchins, Bache, Daly for bombardments
of Madang, Alexishafen, Ulingan and Hansa Bay.
April 15, 1944
(5th AF) 20 P-39s hit villages, supply dumps, trucks and other targets in the
August 26, 1944
30th Battalion continued up the North Coast Road from Madang, liberating Alexishafen.