July 18, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 18 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 25 P-40s hit the Myitkyina area; 8
P-47s attack Theinin, and 16 P-51s support ground forces at Pyindaw; 9 B-25s
bomb Myitkyina and Naungtalaw.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In the Hengyang-Tungting Lake region of China,
30+ P-40s strafe shipping between Chaling and Hengyang, bomb the town of Hengyang,
and hit Hengyang Airfield and several AA positions in the area; 16 P-51s and P-40s
hit river shipping from Lienchiangkou to Samshui to Sainam; 13 P-40s hit a fuel
dump on the railroad near Kangtsun-i.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s pound Tinian and Pagan. Five B-24s, flying out of Kwajalein hit Wotje.
25 B-24s, staging through Eniwetok attack Truk.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s strike Yap,
bombing the town and Blelatsch peninsula; several of the B-24s bomb Sorol.
In New Guinea, bad weather prevents strikes on the Vogelkop Peninsula; fighter-bombers
continue to hit barges, supply routes, and troop concentrations in the coastal
area from Aitape to Wewak.