July 30, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 30 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 30+ fighter-bombers attack Myitkyina and the Kamaing-Mogaung area and hit a bridge at Sihet; the Japanese commander
at Myitkyina orders withdrawal and commits suicide.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, eleven B-24s pound the town of Wuchang;
70+ P-40s and P-51s attack a bridge and the town area at Liling, railroad yards
at Hsuchang, and troop concentrations, storage, and road, river and rail traffic
in areas around Yungfengshih, Puchou, Hengyang, Chuchou, Chaling, Tungting Lake,
and Liuyang. In French Indochina, Twenty plus P-40s and P-38s hit shipping and road
traffic around Hanoi, Lang Son, Dong Dang, Mon Cay, and Campha Port.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s and P-47s from Saipan again hit Tinian. B-25s from Makin bomb Jaluit.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: The supply area on Woleai is again bombed by B-24s; other B-24s and P-38s attack the airfield
and oil installations at Boela while more P-38s attack shipping
off east Ceram off Ambon, and near Talaga, Sanana Island, Moluccas
Islands; B-25s hit Penfoei Airfied and Koepang Airfield. B-24s hit Morotai. In New Guinea, P-39s support Allied ground
forces on Biak and continue to patrol west Geelvink Bay, hitting barges
in Bentoni Bay and troops at Idorra; Allied forces (Task Force TYPHOON) land
on the N coast of Vogelkop Peninsula near Mar; the landings, made without preparatory
bombardment to achieve surprise, meet no opposition; bombers and fighters continue
to pound troop concentrations, barges, ships, fuel dumps, communications and
other targets between Wewak and Aitape.
USN: Special Task Air Group One (STAG-1) tests TDR Drones against the shipwreck of the Yamazuki Maru beached on Guadalcanal, the first tests of combat drones in a combat theater.