WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two bombers fly weather and photo reconnaissance
over Shimushu and bomb the Matsuwa area.
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): 20+ P-40s in the Myitkyina vicinity
destroy 8 barracks buildings and knock out a railway bridge and a machine gun
post; a single B-24 bombs Gwa in the Arakan area.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s from Makin pound
Wotje and Jaluit using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between
the strikes. B-25s based at Engebi hit Ponape.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): In the Rabaul area of New
Britain, 19 P-38s, P-40s and 22 B-25s attack Hospital Point gun positions;
2 other B-25s hit the town of Rabaul; fighter patrols hit various targets of
opportunity in the Rabaul area and southern New Ireland. In the Solomon Islands,
51 P-39s, P-40s, and P-38s, and a single B-24, attack various targets including Buka Airfield, east Bougainville coastal bridges, and Lahan
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): A-20s hit Namber Airfield and Kamiri Airfield; 200+ A-20s, P-38s, P-47s, P-39s and B-25s continue to
blast targets of opportunity in the Wewak-Hansa Bay area throughout the day.