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August 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 27 AUGUST 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): 5 B-24s bomb and photograph Kashiwabara, Parmushiru Island in 2 raids; and 4 B-25s on a shipping sweep E of the N Kurile Islands bomb and strafe picket boats damaging 1 and leaving another sinking.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 23 P-47s support ground forces in the Pinbaw area, hitting Kondangyi and troops and strongpoints near Pinbaw; and the 90th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group, moves from Moran to Tingkawk Sakan with P-47s. In India, the 2d Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, arrives at Sylhet from the US with C-47s.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, seven B-25s bomb Hengyang, Tien Ho Airfield, White Cloud and Pailochi Airfield; Nine B-25s hit road and river traffic in the Yoyang, Hankow, Changsha, and Hengyang areas; 120+ P-40s and P-51s hit targets of opportunity in the above areas plus Yangtien, Chachiang, Anjen, Leiyang, Sintsiang, Siangsiang, and Siangtan, damaging or destroying numerous trucks, many rivercraft and hitting several troop concentrations.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): A B-24 from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima while another, after a photo reconnaissance of Woleai Atoll bombs Yap. P-47s bomb AA positions on Pagan and strafe buildings on Alamagan.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Fighter-bombers hit Miti and airfields at Babo, Ransiki, Sagan, and Manokwari. Fighter-bombers hit bivouacs near Boram, troops between Abau and Boikin, and a fuel dump and barges at Kairiru Island; and the 75th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 42d Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Stirling to Hollandia with B-25s.



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