Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
August 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

FRIDAY, 11 AUGUST 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, five B-25s bomb an encampment area and underground shelters at Kadu; 4 others abort because of bad weather; six P-40s attack a Japanese-occupied temple at Shwekyina and Japanese HQ at Bhamo.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): 23 B-24s bomb Changsha, 16 B-25s pound Hengyang and 40+ P-51s and P-40s bomb bridges, villages, warehouses, trucks, troops, and other targets of opportunity in the Hengyang area; 26 P-40s attack targets of opportunity at or near Chuting, Puchou, and Yungfengshih.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s hit Ponape.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: 312th BG A-20s hit shipping off Urarom and loose three shot down by anti-aircraft fire: A-20G "Hot Box" 43-9392 (MIA), A-20G "Short Stuff" 43-9106 (1 MIA, 1 rescued) and A-20G "Florida Gator" 43-21379 (MIA). They also hit Wandammen Bay and barges and a radar station along the coast of Geelvink Bay; A-20s pound Japanese HQ and bivouac areas south of Sawar, A-20s and B-25s bomb forces at Haur village while P-39s hit the Kairiru Island barge terminal, coastal guns at several points, and troops, supplies, and buildings from But to Rocky Point; the 2nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 22d Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Nadzab to Owi with B-24s; and the 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (8th PRS), 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group (6th PRG) based at Nadzab Airfield No. 1 and begins operating from Biak with F-5s.



  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram