February 13, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 6 P-51s and a B-25 damage a road bridge and 2 warehouses in the Wuntho area; 32 P-51s and A-36s hit the supply area and radio installations S of Kamaing and blast bivouacs S of Walawbum; 18 P-51s hit the road and railroad junction north of Sahmaw, a bivouac north of Kamaing and a camp between Tsumhpawng Ga and Walawbum; during the night, Sixteen B-24s bomb Heho Airfield.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In French Indochina, 23 B-24s pound railroad shops at Vinh; 4 B-25s hit a convoy E of Foochow, China claiming 3 freighters and a transport sunk; four other B-25s damage two vessels off southwest Hainan and bomb dock, railroad, and oil dump at Bakli; Six P-40s bomb and strafe barracks and hangars at Phu Tho and strafe freight cars at Yen Bay and Suo Ha. Lost is B-25G 41-13188.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): During the night of 13/14 Feb, B-24s from Tarawa operating individually at intervals, bomb Wotje, Mille and Taroa.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): 24 A-20s from the 3rd BG hit Aitape and Tadji Airfield.
70+ B-25s pound Momote Airfield and 35 B-24s bomb Kavieng
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 20
B-25s bomb Tobera Airfield and 23 B-24s of the 5th BG bomb Lakunai Airfield; both forces
are escorted by fighters; P-40s and USN fighters escort USN SBDs and TBFs dive-bombing runway and AA positions at Vunakanau Airfield.
RNZAF: P-40s from 18 Squadron and 14 Squadron escort TBFs and SBDs on a strike against
Vunakanau Airfield. Lost due to an aerial collison is P-40N Kittyhawk NZ3165 (MIA).