FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 12 P-38s blast the Tiddim road, causing
a roadblock; in the Mogaung Valley 80+ A-36s, P-40s, P-51s, and a single B-25
pound the same general targets hit on the 27 Apr; in the Mandalay area seven B-25s
knock out a railroad bridge south of Myingatha and a canal bridge between Ye-u and
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 26 B-24s, escorted by 10 P-51s, damage
2 bridges over the Yellow River N of Chengchow (the capture of which by Japanese
troops is acknowledged by the Chinese who evacuate Hulaokuan), and pound a nearby
storage area; 2 P-40s on armed reconnaissance strafe a troop column NE of Tengchung;
3 B-25s on reconnaissance damage a small steamer off the east coast of Hainan;
16 P-40s and 6 B-25s pound Yangsin while 18 P-40s, P-38s, and P-51s strafe Nanchang barracks.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s based on Makin strike Jaluit and Mille, using Majuro as a shuttle base between
strikes. A single B-24 from Kwajalein bombs Emidj first, then rearming at Makin and attacking Jabor and Enybor during
the return flight.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 24
B-25s bomb the Vunapope supply area and Rapopo
Airfield; and 30 fighter- bombers
hit the runway and revetments at Vunakanau. 15 P-39s
pound gun positions near Mamagata and hit nearby bivouac and supply areas. Lost is B-25G 43-4512 (MIA).
USN: Avengers from VT-305 take off on a bombing mission against Rabaul but abort due to bad weather.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): 160+ B-24s and
B-25s bomb airfields on Wakde, Biak and Efman Island; 180+ P-47s, P-39s, A-20s
and P-70s hit a variety of targets along the north and northeast New Guinea coast including
villages and supply areas in the Wewak and Boram areas, barges and troops at
the mouth of the Sepik River and Murik Lakes, and enemy communications and
hideouts from the to Cape Croisilles. 21 B-24s of the Thirteenth
Air Task Force bomb the airfield on Woleai
RAAF: Lost is PBY "Maggie" A24-49 (MIA).