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August 28, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Brigadier General Haywood S Hansell, Jr. assumes command of the XXI Bomber Command at Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Brigadier General Lauris Norstad succeeds Hansell as Chief of Staff of the Twentieth Air Force.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 4 P-47s bomb a tank pool at Momauk, while 5 others hit Myintha; and 2 P-47s support ground forces in the Pinbaw area.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, eight B-25s bomb Tien Ho Airfield, White Cloud, Hankow, and Pailochi Airfields; eight more B-25s attack river and road traffic from Chiuchiang to Hankow and from Hengyang to Puchi; 32 P-40s pound targets of opportunity at Hengyang and Pailochi; 23 P-40s attack Taying storage buildings and 10 P-40s and P-51s hit Anjen and nearby targets of opportunity; and HQ 311th Fighter Group moves from Tingkawk Sakan to Pungchacheng.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan pound Iwo Jima by day and night. P-47s hit Pagan and Maug. A B-24 on armed reconnaissance bombs Yap. B-25s strike Ponape; B-24s hit Truk.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s hit Koror and Arakabesan Seaplane Base. Lost is B-24J 44-40603 (MIA). A-20s and fighter-bombers attack small vessels along the east coast of Ceram. Fighter-bombers hit Kokas, vessels off Point Karakra, barracks at Nabire, storage facilities at Moemi and Manokwari and Boram fuel dumps. Ditched is B-25D "The Eager Beaver" 41-30078 (rescued).

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