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July 26, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


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).

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