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August 12, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SATURDAY, 12 AUGUST 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-24s and two F-7As over Paramushiru and Shimushu hit targets which include shipping in Higashi Banjo Strait and buildings and runway at Suribachi Airfield; enemy fighters give battle; the B-24s score 3 kills and 13 probables and damaged; six more B-25s fly an uneventful shipping sweep and take photos over Shimushiru.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, about 20 fighter-bombers hit Shwekyina, damage a bridge near Manla, bomb railroad yards at Pinwe, strafe a river boat near Bhamo, and attack troops in the Myothit area; 24 fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Taungni-Pinbaw area. The 427th Night Fighter Squadron, Tenth Air Force, arrives at Pomigliano, Italy with P-61s; the squadron will fly missions in the MTO for training before arriving in the CBI Theater.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Seven B-25s bomb the railroad yards at Hengyang; Nineteen P-51s and P-40s hit targets of opportunity in this area; Thirty-nine P-40s attack various targets of opportunity at Chiuchiang, Yungfengshih, Loyang, Siangtan, and Tengchung.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan hit shipping, seaplane base, and Susaki Airfield at Chichi Jima. B-25s pound Pagan while P-47s hit Rota. B-24s from the Marshalls bomb Truk while Makin based B-25s pound Nauru.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In New Guinea, long-range reconnaissance is greatly increased thanks to the strategic position of newly acquired Schouten Islands bases; B-24s pound Babo Airfield while B-25s and P-39s hit Nabire Airfield; other P-39s attack defenses at Mansinam Island and shore concentrations along west Geelvink Bay; P-47s support ground operations in the area of Sansapor by bombing Dore; A-20s and P-47s hit forces and targets of opportunity in the Sarmi area and along the Metimedan River; A-20s and P-39s attack troops at Haur, coastal targets in cooperation with PT Boats and fuel dumps at Boram; and the 321st Bombardment Squadron and 400th Bombardment Squadron, 90th Bombardment Group (Heavy), move from Nadzab to Biak with B-24s. Destroyed on the ground during a Japanese air raid was P-38J 42-103992.



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