June 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
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.