July 16, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 16 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 27 P-40s continue to hit forces in
the Myitkyina area; 20+ P-51s and P-47s attack railroad bridges at Namkwin,
Manla, and Hopin, and hit general targets of opportunity in the Hopin area;
12 B-25s bomb the town of Maingna and bridges at Mohnyin. In India, HQ 12th
Bombardment Group (Medium) moves from Pandaveswar to Fenny.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 23 B-24s pound Changsha, causing heavy
damage; 40 P-51s and P-40s hit river shipping at Changsha, attack targets of
opportunity S of Hengyang, and bomb the building area at Ikiawan; and the 449th
Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, moves from Kweilin to Chengkung with P-38s.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s continue to pound Tinian.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s continue bombing Yap and also hit Atamboea Airfield on Timor. B-24s pound AA positions at Manokwari; fighter-bombers bomb supply dumps north of Moemi and attack shipping in the Kokas-Babo area;
bombers and fighters again hit troop and supply concentrations in Wewak; troop carrier missions to forward bases, especially Biak increase;
and the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance
Group, moves from Owi to Borokoe with P-39s.