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August 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

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.

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