WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 42 P-40s pound the Myitkyina area while
16 P-51s hit the Mogaung and Kamaing sectors; about 20 other fighter-bombers
hit targets of opportunity at Hopin, Bhamo, Myothit, Wuntho, and the north part
of Mandalay; Nine B-25s bomb storage sheds at Mohnvin.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 27 B-25s and 3 P-40s blast the town
of Tengchung, breaching the SE wall in several places; 32 P-40s and P-38s attack
targets of opportunity throughout the Tengchung, Lungling, and Mangshih areas;
97 P-40s attack troops, horses, trucks, fortified points river shipping, and
other targets of opportunity at numerous locations in or near Siangtan, Changsha,
Hengshan, Fulinpu, Leiyang, Pingkiang, Hengyang, Chaling, and Nanyo; Hengyang Airfield is also bombed.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s and B-25s from Saipan pound Tinian. B-25s from Engebi attack Ponape.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s again hit supply
areas, communication, and other targets on Woleai. B-24s
bomb airfields at Babo and Ransiki; A-20s and B-25s, along with RAAF fighter-bombers,
hit troop concentrations, small shipping, mortar positions, shore guns, and
other targets of opportunity along the Hollandia-Aitape-Wewak coastline; B-25s
bomb Langgoer; the 408th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 22d Bombardment Group
(Heavy), moves from Nadzab to Owi with B-24s; and the 419th
Night Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group based on Guadalcanal, sends
a detachment to operate from Noemfoor with P-61s.
Consairways: Crashed is C-87 Liberator Express 41-11706 (KIA).