THURSDAY, 11 MAY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 70+ B-25s, A-36s, P-51s and P-40s,
attack the Myitkyina and Pinbaw areas, Sahmaw, targets NW of Kamaing, gun positions
at Nsopzup and targets of opportunity along the road from Inkangahtawng to Kamaing;
24 P-51s attack Meiktila Airfield, Anisakan Airfield and Heho Airfield, shooting down 13
aircraft in the area; 14 B-24s pound Maymyo railroad station; 12 B-25s attack
the railroad in the Shwebo-Sagaing area; and 12 other B-25s knock out bridges
at Pyu, Thawatti, Ela and 7 mi (11.2 km) S of Ela.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 24 P-40s knock out the main bridge N
of Mangshih, bomb the town area of Lungchwanchiang, and in French Indochina,
damage a radio station on Cat Ba Island and destroy several large junks off
shore, and attack a power dam W of Cao Bang, buildings at Dong Dang, and boxcars
and oil drums at Lang Giai. In China, 6 B-25s and 24 P-40s (some firing rockets)
pound railroad yards and depot at Sinyang, blast a warehouse area 30 mi (48
km) to the N and sink a small freighter, 3 motor launches and several sampans
between Siaokan and Chienli; 2 B-25s and 4 P-40s hit troops, tanks and trucks
in the Yenshih-Tengfeng-Mihsien area and in the Luchou-Hsiangcheng vicinity;
6 P-40s pound supply dumps at Mienchih and 13 P-40s sink at least 5 supply boats
on the Yangtze River in the Hosueh area.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): During the night of 10/11 May B-24s staging through Eniwetok bomb Truk. During the day B-25s from Engebi hit Ponape while others, based on Makin pound Jaluit.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 8 P-38s
bomb a supply-personnel area west of Tobera; 12 B-25s, 12 P-40s and 3 B-24s hit Vunakanau Airfield; fighters on sweeps and bombing missions hit various targets
at Kabanga Plantation, the Gazelle Peninsula area, N of the Sae River and at
Labout. On Bougainville, 70+ P-39s, P-40s, and P-38s (flying a total
of 18 missions) attack a variety of targets, including piers at Chabai, Ratsua
and Porton, wooded area near Pipipaia, town of Siruluna, bridge at Tokinotu,
and Buka Airfield.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): 190+ B-24s and
B-25s bomb gun emplacements and supply areas on Wakde and Mokmer and targets of opportunity on Biak; 220+ fighter-bombers, A-20s, B-24s
and B-25s continue to pound coastal bridges and villages, fuel dumps, vehicles,
gun positions, supply areas, bivouacs and various targets along the shoreline
from Hansa Bay to Wewak.