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April 25, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

TUESDAY, 25 APRIL 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Three B-24s photograph and bomb installations on Matsuwa.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 8 B-25s attack Tiddim road; 80+ fighter-bombers and two B-25s hit a variety of targets at Kamaing, Nsopzup and Mogaung; Twelve P-51s hit Japanese HQ at Katha and supply huts at Hopin; near Mandalay 12 B-24s bomb Monywa-Alon. Twenty-one P-38s hit Heho Airfield, destroying several aircraft in the air and on the ground.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): During the night of 24/25 April, B-24s based at Kwajalein, staging through Eniwetok, strike Guam and Truk, and during the day hit Wotje and Maloelap. This is the first AAF mission against Guam. B-25s from Engebi bomb Ponape and Makin based B-25s hit Jaluit and Wotje.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): Before dawn, fifteen B-24s hit Dublon, Moen, Fefan, Uman and Falo in Truk. 23 B-25s bomb the runway and revetments at Tobera Airfield. Twelve P-39s leave stockpiles aflame at Baitsi, Bougainville.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): Twelve B-25s bomb troop areas in the Hollandia vicinity, attacking villages south of Tanahmerah and huts and buildings along the road from Marneda to Banggerang; other aircraft carry out similar strikes against Karkar and along Hansa Bay.

RAAF: Force landed is P-40N "Come in Suckers" A29-414 (survived).



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