September 4, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Six B-25s fly an anti-shipping sweep close to Paramushiru and draw shore-based AA fire; 8 fighters intercept but there are no losses on
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Twenty-four B-24s haul 32,000 US gallons of
fuel to Kunming; and though heavy rains curtail combat operations, 9
P-47s attack Bhamo and Myothit, Burma.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 12 B-25s blast sampan, barge, and motor
launch concentrations in the Kweiyang area; 6 B-25s, with P-51 support, pound
the Paishul and Lingling areas, considerably damaging the town of Lingling and
killing an estimated 60 soldiers and 10 horses; 100+ P-40s and P-51s on armed
reconnaissance kill large numbers of troops and horses, pound river and road
traffic, and a variety of other targets of opportunity in the E Burma-SW China
region around Changning and Lungling and throughout areas mainly to the S of
the Tungting Lake-Yangtze River section of inland southeast of China, mainly around Hengyang, Lingling, Leiyang, Yangtien, and Kiyang.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 5 B-24s, on armed reconnaissance, snooper mission,
and training flight, bomb Iwo Jima, Marcus, Yap and Pagan. P-47s hit Pagan with rockets
and strafing attacks. B-24s from Kwajalein strike Wotje.
[SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Bad weather cancels most large-scale operations.
In New Guinea, A-20s and B-25s hit Urarom Airfield and fighter-bombers attack Moemi and hit Napido. During the night of 4/5 Sep B-24s bomb Kendari Airfield.