April 5, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 5 APRIL 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 13 B-24s bomb the railroad from Moulmein
to Kanchanaburi, destroying 3 bridges, damaging several others, and causing
much damage to track and railroad cars.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): P-40s from Yungning, China pound a railroad
siding at Na Cham, French Indochina, destroying 8 boxcars and a considerable
amount of track.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s from Tarawa hit Maloelap, bomb up again at Majuro and hit Jaluit during the return trip. HQ 11th Bombardment Group moves from Tarawa to Kwajalein.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 12 B-25s bomb Kara. Bad weather cancels all missions against targets in the Bismarck Archipelago.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): 270+ B-24s,
B-25s, A-20s and P-38s hit Hollandia town and dock area and villages and stores
around Humboldt Bay. Lost returning is A-20G 43-9469 (MIA). P-47s and P-40s blast numerous targets in the Hansa Bay-Bogia and Wewak areas; and B-24s hit Kaimana and Efman Island. B-25s
bomb Koepang. Units moving from Dobodura to Saidor Airfield: 82d Reconnaissance Squadron
(Fighter), 71st Reconnaissance Group with P-39s; and 311th Fighter Squadron,
58th Fighter Group, with P-47s.