THURSDAY, 13 APRIL 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance and bombing runs
over Matsuwa Airfield and installations on Onnekotan.
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 90+ P-40s, P-51s and A-36s and a few
B-25s carry out ground support missions near Kamaing and hit assorted targets
throughout the Mogaung Valley; 12 B-25s and 11 P-51s support ground forces at Mawlu.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): 28 fighters attempt to intercept but fail to
make contact with 13 Japanese airplanes which bomb Namyung, China.
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (XX Bomber Command): Units arriving in India with B-29s
from the US: HQ 468th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) and 792d, 793d, 794th and
795th Bombardment Squadrons (Very Heavy) at Kharagpur; 677th and 679th Bombardment
Squadrons (Very Heavy), 444th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy), at Charra; first
mission for all units is 5 Jun 44.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-24s out of Eniwetok strike
Truk; B-25s from Abemama hit Ponape; B-25s from Tarawa bomb Jaluit, rearm at Majuro and hit Maloelap.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 24
B-25s blast Talili Bay, Ratawul supply areas and Rabaul town; 40+
fighter-bombers strike the Malaguna area SW of Rabaul; seventeen fighter-bombers hit
personnel and supply areas at Mosigetta, Mawareka, Meive, and Maririei. During
the early morning 23 B-24s bomb Truk Atoll. 394th Bombardment Group (Heavy),
5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Carney Field to Momote Airfield.
USN: Avengers from VT-305 bomb the runway at Lakunai Airfield.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): 80+ B-24s and
A-20s pound Dagua Airfield and But Airfield on the north coast of New Guinea; 33
A-20s hit Aitape; P-39s, B-25s, and B-24s fly light strikes against a variety
of targets including Hansa Bay, Wakde, at Uligan, and several other points
along the coast.