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September 10, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Six B-25s fly shipping sweep off Suribachi.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, troop carrier and cargo hauls continue on a large scale to numerous points in the CBI; twenty-four B-24s haul fuel to Kunming.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 45 B-25s bomb the towns of Kutkai, Ssutang, Samshui, Tunganhsien, Lingling, and Tunghsiangchiao, and hit a fuel dump near Lingling; about 140 P-40s and P-51s on armed reconnaissance over E Burma, SW China, and inland SE China attack a huge number of targets of opportunity including troops, aircraft, river shipping, trucks, runways, bridges, and supply areas; and a flight of the 21st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth Air Force, based at Kunming, begins operating from Liuchow with F-5s.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan hit Iwo Jima and shipping offshore. B-24s from Eniwetok bomb Truk.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Celebes B-24s pound Langoan Airfield and Mapanget Airfield and hit Tomohon and the waterfront area of Menado. On Halmahera, Lolobata Airfield and Hate Tabako Airfield are bombed and areas along Wasile Bay strafed. B-25s, A-20s, and P-38s hit Namlea Airfield and oil storage, and Amahai and Boela while B-24s hit Laha Airfield. A-20s and fighters hit Samate Airfield, Sagan Airfield, Nabire Airfield, Urarom Airfield, Manokwari Airfield, Moemi Airfield, and Ransiki Airfield. Lost are B-25G 42-64856 (MIA) and A-20G 43-9180 (MIA). The 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, moves from Nadzab to Biak with F-5s; and the 672d Bombardment Squadron, 417th Bombardment Group moves from Saidor to Kornasoren with A-20s.

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