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August 30, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Several P-47s bomb and strafe the town of Man Sai, Burma. The 3d Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, arrives at Sylhet, India from the US with C-47s.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, B-25s attack Hengyang Airfield, Pailochi Airfield, and Hankow Airfield, roads in the Nanyo and Changsha areas, and boats between Changsha and Hengyang, and Kichun and Wuhsueh; in the Kweiyi and Sintsiang areas 33 P-40s claim 58 trucks destroyed, 175 damaged, and at least 100 Japanese killed; 10 P-51s hit scattered targets of opportunity in the same areas; 21 P-40s hit barracks, trucks, and a bridge in the Siangsiang and Siangtan region; and 34 P-40s and P-51s attack a variety of targets, including railroad traffic and facilities, occupied areas, and trucks, at Yangtien, between Hengshan and Nanyo, NE of Ichang, SW Hengshan, and near Hengyang.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): A single B-24 on armed reconnaissance from Saipan bombs Yap. P-47s strafe positions and storage areas on Pagan. Kwajalein based B-24s hit Mille.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Koror and Malakal. B-24s hit Wasile Bay storage and personnel reas in the Moluccas Islands while B-25s make a low-level attack on Kaoe town. P-38s bomb oil tanks, barracks, and AA positions at Boela. P-47s hit Urarom runway and Manokwari storage area, P-38s bomb airfields at Babo and Ransiki, and P-39s hit targets of opportunity along the west coast of Geelvink Bay; HQ 58th Fighter Group moves from Saidor to Noemfoor; and HQ 403d Troop Carrier Group moves from Espiritu Santo to Los Negros. Lost is B-25C "El Aguila" 41-12515 (MIA).

RAAF - Lost after a strike on Babo Airfield is P-40N A29-610 (rescued).

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