June 29, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
THURSDAY, 29 JUNE 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-25s fly a negative shipping sweep.
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 16 B-24s continue the fuel lift to
Kamaing; 45 B-25s haul ammunition to Imphal; 23 other B-25s bomb Tamu;
19 A-36s, P-51s, and P-38s hit Myitkyina and Myitnge bridge; and a B-25 bombs
targets in the Mohnyin-Naba area.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In the Tungting Lake area of China, 60+ B-25s
and fighter-bombers hit shipping, gun positions, troop concentrations, and general
targets of opportunity at several locations, including Lingvang, Liling, Hengyang,
Yuhsien, Hengshan, Siangsiang, Chaling, and Yiyang. Three B-24s bomb Takao docks. In French Indochina, P-40s damage a bridge and attack rail traffic
at Phu Lang Thuong.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s carry out bombing and strafing
missions over Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. B-24s staging, through Eniwetok pound Truk while B-25s based at Makin hit Ponape. Lost is B-25G "Coral Princess" 42-64977 (KIA)
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Japanese
concentrations at Aitape and a variety of targets of opportunity including barges,
villages and bivouacs in the Wewak area are hit by A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers. Lost is A-20G 43-21416 (MIA). B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers attack airfields and AA guns at Babo Airfield,
Manokwari Airfield, Waren Airfield, and Moemi Airfield, barges at Noemfoor, and villages east of Maffin
Bay. AA positions south of Ralum are bombed.