July 17, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 17 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 60+ P-40s, P-47s, and P-51s continue
to hit forces in the Myitkyina area, pound Tagwin, and bomb a marshalling yard
at Mohnyin. The 81st Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 12th Bombardment Group (Medium),
moves from Madhaiganj to Fenny, India with B-25s.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 22 B-24s bomb Changsha; 7 B-25s and
21 P-40s pound railroad yards at Kaifeng; and 6 B-25s and 12 P-40s hit Tengchung.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s bomb and strafe Tinian.
48 B-25s from Makin stage through Engebi to bomb Ponape; 47 of the B-25s (one aborts) attack airfield facilities, AA positions,
and other targets throughout the atoll.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Operations against
the Caroline Islands are restricted to snooper missions against Yap and Woleai and Fuiloro is bombed by B-25s. B-24s
bomb gun positions around Manokwari and Moemi Airfield; B-25s sink a large
lugger in Kaiboes Bay; A-20s, B-25s, and P-39s hit troop concentrations and
supplies between Aitape and Wewak at Abau, Parakaviu, Nyaparake, Driniumor River and bomb Boram Airfield and Cape Moem.