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August 7, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, B-25s destroy 2 bridges, damage 2 others, and hit targets of opportunity in areas around Naba and Mawhun; fighter-bombers attack Mohnyin, Myothit, and Pinbaw, hit motor pool at Namana, damage 2 bridges S of Bhamo, and attack targets of opportunity during sweeps of Onbauk Airfield and the town of Bhamo; fighter-bombers also support ground forces in the Taungni area.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 37 P-40s hit Hengyang and trucks, troops, and gun positions in the surrounding area; 21 P-40s bomb Changsha, 4 hit rivercraft at Siangsiang, 4 bomb the wall at Tengchung, and 6 attack Hsiaoshuipu.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s from Saipan hit Guam twice during the day.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb power plant, AA positions, and barracks area on Yap, phosphate plant on Fais Island, Caroline Islands, and Galela Airifeld and Lolobata Airfield, Moluccas Islands, where 35-50 aircraft are destroyed or damaged. 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, based at Nadzab begins operating from Biak with F-7s; the 39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, moves from Nadzab to Noemfoor with P-47s; and the 390th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 42d Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from the Russells to Hollandia with B-25s.

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