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January 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 36 A-36's, P-51's, and P-40's pound an encampment containing about 4,900 troops and a large quantity of supplies, causing considerable damage by accurate bombing and strafing.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Before daylight 14 Japanese bombers hit the airfield at Suichwan, China; during the morning 3 medium bombers and 15 fighters follow up with a second strike; 7 P-51's and 5 P-40's intercept the second attack, claiming 3 medium bombers shot down. 8 B-24's bomb Takao Harbor, aluminum plant, and Takao Airfield; 1 bombs oil storage at Swatow, China. Four B-24's mine Takao Harbor and Hong Kong Harbor; 1 B-24 is lost.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): Nine B-25's from Tarawa hit 5 vessels and land installations at Maloelap; a 5000-ton cargo ship and a small vessel are sunk; Four P-39's from Makin dive-bomb and strafe runways on Mille Airfield.

USN - U.S. Naval aircraft based in the Gilbert and Ellice attack Japanese installations on Kwajalein Atoll prior to invasion.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): About 90 Allied fighters cover 60+ USN dive bombers attacking Cape Saint George area. Two flights of P-39's strafe targets of opportunity from Numa Numa to Koromira, Bougainville.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-25's, P-39's, and P-40's hit Uligan Harbor, barges and the road near Bogadjim, the Hansa Bay area, and the town of Alexishafen.

(USMC) Lost is F4U 17430 (MIA).

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