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May 29, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

MONDAY, 29 MAY 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): At dawn two B-25s photograph and bomb Shimushu and Matsuwa (secondary). During the early afternoon two B-25s escorted by four P-38s strafe, bomb and sink a patrol boat in the Kuriles. Later 4 other B-25s unsuccessfully attack two vessels off Shimushu.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 27 B-25s and 40+ fighter-bombers pound troops and positions at Bhamo and Mohnyin, the railroad at Mogaung and warehouses at Sahmaw.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Seven B-24s pound areas along the Burma Road, three bomb the town of Wanling, Burma, and two B-24s attack a convoy of Hainan claiming a 250' freighter sunk. In China, 26 P-40s and P-38s attack troops at Lushan, pound barracks and demolish 7 trucks at Yuanchu, bomb and strafe the general area at Nanchang and destroy several buildings along the Hsiang River N of Changsha; and 19th Liaison Squadron, Fourteenth Air Force, attached to Y Force, moves from Ondal, India to Kunming with L-1s and L-5s.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): Operations are restricted to photo missions over Wotje, Mille and Jaluit.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): Major General James T Moore, USMC, takes over as Commander Air Solomons (COMAIRSOLS). On New Britain, almost 100 B-25s, P-38s, P-39s and a variety of USN aircraft pound the Rabaul area, with AAF aircraft concentrating on the Nordup supply area and the others concentrating on Hospital Point AA positions. On Bougainville, 24 P-39s and 16 P-40s blast occupied areas west of Tinputs Harbor and at Arigua Plantation.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): In New Guinea, B-24s pound gun positions, defense areas and troops, as the first tank battle of the SWPA is fought west of Parai on Biak; other B-24s pound Timoeka Airfield and Babo Airfield; A-20s, B-25s and P-47s, along with RAAF aircraft and a few B-24s from the Biak strike, saturate the Wewak area with continuous air strikes; in the Wakde-Sarmi battle zone, B-25s and P-40s hit forces in the Mount Saskin area; B-24s of the Thirteenth Air Task Force bomb Woleai and other nearby islands in the Caroline Islands.

U. S. Army: West of west of Parai on Biak, three U. S. Army M4 Sherman tanks were advancing on the road towards Mokmer Drome. They were engaged by four Type 95 Ha Go tanks from the Japanese Army, 222nd Infantry Regiment, Tank Company under the command of 1st Lt. Iwasa but all were destroyed. Next, three more Type 95 Ha Go tanks attacked but were also destroyed and 1st Lt. Iwasa was killed. The Tank Company's last two tanks were destroyed when the U. S. Army attacked the airfield on June 15, 1944. These engagements were the first tank versus tank battles in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).

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