THURSDAY, 13 JANUARY 1944
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 6 P-51's hit troop concentrations
at Lalawng Ga and bomb Maran Ga and Shaduzup; 27 P-40's attack a communication
center and dumps along the Kamaing-Mogaung road; and four P-51's and a B-25 pound Myitkyina Airfield and and supply areas.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Two B-25's
on a sweep from Hong Kong to Hainan attack four large boats, several warehouses,
a radio station, and a car at Fort Bayard, China; 1 of the vessels explodes;
6 P-40's on armed reconnaissance strafe 4 pack trains of about 15 animals each
between Lungling and Tengchung.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): 9 B-25's
from Tarawa attack harbor shipping at Wotje; 21
A-24s from Makin dive-bomb dock, barracks, and storage
area on Mille; some of the 16 escorting P-39's strafe ground targets,
and ten P-39's carry out strafing mission over Mille.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): HQ Thirteenth Air Force moves
from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal. During predawn hours eleven B-25's bomb Tobera, Rapopo, the Wide Bay area, and coast south
of Rapopo. P-39's strafe Tinputs.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): HQ V Fighter Command transfers
from Port Moresby to Nadzab and Major General Paul B Wurtsmith becomes
Commanding General, V Fighter Command. 130+ B-24's, B-25's and
P-40's attack Alexishafen. B-24's bomb Gasmata.
B-24's and B-25's strike Kaukenau and Timoeka and score hit on a
freighter off Tanimbar.
USMC: Lost is F4U Corsair 18045 (MIA).