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September 7, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Six B-25s on a shipping sweep attack a small fishing fleet between Paramushiru and Onnekotan.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Twenty-two B-24s fly fuel to Kunming and many other troop carrier and cargo sorties are flown to numerous CBI terminals.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 24 B-25s attack town areas, river shipping and trucks in and around Kiyang, Lingling, and Yoyang; Eleven B-25s bomb Tien Ho Airfield and White Cloud Airfield and two bomb the Siangtan ferry; five B-24s hit four freighters southwest of Hong Kong; nearly 100 P-40s and P-51s on armed reconnaissance over vast areas of SE China attack numerous targets of opportunity including troops, railroad targets, river shipping, warehouses, and bridges. In French Indochina, Four P-38s hit targets of opportunity in the Hanoi-lower Red River area.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan make strafing and rocket attacks on Pagan and Aguijan. B-24s on snooper and armed reconnaissance missions hit Iwo Jima and Marcus.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Ground echelons of the 873d, 874th and 875th Bombardment Squadrons (Very Heavy), 498th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy), arrive at Isley Field from the US (first mission is 28 Oct).

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s pound Menado area on Celebes and B-25s hit Wasile Bay villages on Halmahera; other B-24s strike Galela Airfield in force while P-38s dive-bomb Djailolo Airfield on Halmahera. A-20s bomb Boela Airfield and B-25s sink a lugger in Bara Bay. In New Guinea, A-20s hit Mongosah Airfield while fighter-bombers hit Manokwari Airstrip and villages and strafe and bomb Wewak Airfield and surrounding areas; and the 25th Liaison Squadron, 91st Photographic Wing (Reconnaissance), moves from Nadzab to Biak with L-5s.



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