June 24, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): At dawn, three B-24s bomb the area north of Kurabu Cape Airfield on Paramushiru. Later, two B-25s fly a negative shipping
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, eleven B-24s fly gasoline to Kamaing while
35 B-25s supply Imphal with ammunition; 60+ A-36s, P-51s, P-40s, and
P-38s attack the Myitkyina, Mogaung, Mawlaik-Kin area, Pinbaw, and Hopin.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 60+ P-40s and P-38s bomb the towns of
Siangsiang and Yuankiang, attack cavalry forces in the Hengyang area, and damage
a pontoon bridge between Tungcheng and Pingkiang; 4 B-25s and a few P-40s knock
out a bridge N of Chenghsien.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan strafe
remnants of the enemy forces on the Saipan and also hit forces on Tinian.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Fifth
Air Force and RAAF aircraft continue to blast stores, personnel areas, roads,
and bridges in the general area of Wewak; B-25s, A-26s, and A-20s hit enemy
positions in caves east of Mokmer
Airfield on Biak attack shipping on MacCluer Gulf in the Babo area, and bomb Kamiri Airfield and Kornasoren Airfield. B-24s, B-25s and fighters, along with other Allied aircraft, hit Tobera Airfield,
AA guns at Vunapope, and buildings at Nordup.