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July 2, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, seven P-40s continue support of ground forces in the Myitkyina area; and 2 B-25s hit railroad tracks at Pinwe and Katha.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 11 B-25s and 42 fighter-bombers again attack river shipping, compounds, and troop concentrations in the Tungting Lake region; also the town of Hengshan is bombed; and B-25s and P-51s pound the airfield and town area at Lupao.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s based on Saipan bomb and strafe forces on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s, and fighter-bombers, along with naval guns, bombard the Kamiri area, after which Allied amphibious forces land with little opposition and secure the beachhead; other B-25s attack barges near Manokwari; and HQ 308th Bombardment Wing and HQ 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy) move from Oro Bay and Nadzab respectively to Owi. Lost is F-5A Lightning 42-13102 (MIA).

RAAF: Crashed after take off is Beaufort A9-377 (KIA).

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