July 25, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 25 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 24 P-40s and P-51s hit targets around Myitkyina, Kamaing, and Mogaung.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 24 B-24s bomb Yoyang, blasting the storage
area and railroad yards; 51 P-40s and P-51s attack road and river traffic, troop
compounds and cavalry units at Chaling, Siangsiang, Changsha, Siangyin, and
Sinshih and NW of Hengyang; 27 P-40s escorting the B-24s over Yoyang claim 6
Japanese interceptors shot down; and 11 fighter-bombers support Chinese ground
forces in the Salween area.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s continue to hit Tinian and Pagan. B-24s based at Kwajalein bomb Truk. The 819th Bombardment
Squadron (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrives on Saipan from Wheeler Field with B-24s.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb the airfield
and other targets in Woleai. In New Guinea, bad weather again cancels
strikes in the Vogelkop Peninsula, but C-47s complete 48 missions to Biak despite the weather; communications and troop concentration along the coast
in the general area of Wewak are attacked throughout the day; and the detachment
of the 419th Night Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, operating from Nadzab
with P-61s, returns to base on Guadalcanal.
USN: Carrier aircraft attack Yap, Ulithi, Ngulu, Tais and Sorol in the
Carolines Islands. Lost is F6F Hellcat 41881 (MIA).