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June 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 1944

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Eight B-24s fly gasoline to Kamaing while 52 B-25s continue an ammunition run to Imphal.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In the Tungting Lake area of China, 160 B-25s and fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supplies, and river and road traffic between Changsha and Hengyang, bomb artillery concentrations at Sinsiang, attack waterfront and docks at Hengshan, pound villages near Chuchou, and attack numerous targets of opportunity throughout the lake region; 4 B-25s over the Formosa Strait claim two cargo vessels sunk and others damaged.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s continue strafing and rocket attacks on Tinian, Saipan, and Rota, while P-61s carry out defensive night patrols over Saipan. B-24s staging through Eniwetok pound Truk. During the night a single B-24 bombs Ponape.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Fifth Air Force and RAAF light bombers and fighter-bombers continue to attack the Wewak area, hitting troop concentrations, villages, ammunition dumps, and warehouses; B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, A-26s, P-40s and P-47s hit airfields, gun positions, and various other targets in or near Babo, Manokwari, Biak and Noemfoor, Ransiki, Waren, and Moemi; movements of units assigned to 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group: air echelon of 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment) from Finschhafen, to Biak with B-25s; and 82d Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron ceases operating from Saidor and returns to Owi with P-39s. B-24s bomb Yap and Sorol Atoll; others on a photo reconnaissance flight bomb Woleai and Ifalik Atolls, Caroline Islands. Fighters and bombers join other Allied aircraft from the Solomons in bombing AA positions at Ralum and other targets in the Rabaul area. 419th Night Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, based on Guadalcanal, sends a detachment to Los Negros with P-61s. Two 310th BW B-24s bomb the wreckage of PT-193.



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