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September 1, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

FRIDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A B-24 bombs Kashiwabara during the night of 31 Aug/1 Sep; a B-25 bombs a shack on the southwest coast of Paramushiru and sinks a nearby ship; and five other B-25s on this mission turn back due to overcast.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): A few P-47s attack Bhamo, Burma and strafe river boats in the area. In India, the 164th, 165th and 166th Liaison Squadrons (Commando), with UC-64s and L-5s, and the 319th Troop Carrier Squadron (Commando), with C-47s, are activated at Asansol and assigned to the 1st Air Commando Group.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 4 B-24s claim a small freighter sunk in Formosa Strait; Twelve B-25s bomb Kai Tek Airfield and a supply depot south of Canton; B-25s hit a road S of Nanyo, a runway at Hengyang, and targets of opportunity near Anjen; 61 P-40s and P-51s attack bridges, roads, shipping, airfields, troops, and other targets of opportunity at or near Yangtien, Nanyo, Hengyang, Anjen, Changning, and Chiuchiang; and the 35th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth Air Force, moves from Guskhara to Kunming with F-5s. During Sep, the 528th Fighter Squadron, 311th Fighter Group, based at Shwangliu, China with P-51s, sends detachments to operate from Hanchung and Liansshan.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan carry out rocket and strafing strike against Pagan. A single B-24 on armed reconnaissance bombs Yap and B-24s from the Marshalls bomb Truk.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: 50+ B-24s bomb Sasa, Matina, and Likanan. Lost is B-24J "Ole Tomato" 42-100291. Others, failing to reach Mindanao, hit Beo in the Talaud Islands. 307th BG B-24s bomb Koror, lost is B-24D 42-73453 (POW / MIA). Fighter-bombers hit Boela and Amahai Airfield. A-20s, P-40s and B-25s bomb runways at Babo and Urarom; and HQ 374th Troop Carrier Group moves from Townsville to Nadzab.



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