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July 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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THURSDAY, 27 JULY 1944

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 40+ fighter-bombers hit Taungni, Myitkyina, the Kamaing-Mogaung area, and a bridge at Sahmaw.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 17 P-40s hit river and lake shipping S of Yogang and in the Siangtan area, strafe truck columns S of Changsha, and bomb and strafe troops, horses, and compounds in the Nanyo area.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s and B-25s from Saipan hit Tinian. B-24s from the Marshalls bomb Truk. B-25s based at Makin hit Jaluit.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s hit the Woleai Airfield and supply areas on Mariaon and Tagaulap. In the Moluccas Islands, B-24s bomb the airfield at Lolobata and Miti while B-25s hit Galela Airfield. B-24s bomb Laha, Namlea and Cape Chater and Dili. B-24s and B-25s bomb shipping and Ransiki Airfield, Moemi Airfield, and Babo Airfield, hit a freighter in Kaiboes Bay, and bomb AA positions at Kokas,. Other A-20s blast fuel dumps at Nabire; P-39s strafe concentrations and small vessels along the west coast of Geelvink Bay; A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supply dumps, gun positions, barges, and a variety of other targets along the coast from Aitape to Wewak to Cape Moem.

USN: "Operation Snapshot" carrier aircraft attack targets in Palau. Four VT-51 Avengers bomb warehouses, storage buildings on Malakal Island. Lost is TBM Avenger 45810 (MIA).



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