September 13, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, eight P-47s hit targets at Mawhun and some
of the fighter-bombers afterwards strafe targets of opportunity on the Irrawaddy
River from Katha to Shwegu; 8 others sweep the river between Bhamo and Katha;
12 more hit targets along a road in the Kutkai area; large-scale
transport operations in the CBI continue.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): B-24s claim three cargo vessels sunk off the Pescadores
s near Formosa.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Saipan based P-47s hit buildings on Pagan with rockets and machine gun fire. B-24s on armed reconnaissance, snooper, and
training missions bomb Iwo Jima, Marcus and Pagan
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s and B-25s hit
four airfields and bomb villages on Morotai. B-25s hit Langgoer
Airfield while A-20s and fighter-bombers hit the two airfields on Efman; A-20s, B-25s,
and fighter-bombers hit Babo AA positions and airfields at Manokwari and Ransiki;
HQ Thirteenth AF moves from Los Negros to Hollandia.
USN - Lost is TBM Avenger 16956 (MIA) on a mission against Peleliu.
USMC: F4U Corsair piloted by Charles A. Lindbergh armed with a 2,000 pound bomb and two 1,000 pound bombs and dropped all bombs during a dive from 8,000' against a gun position on Wotje Island, this was the largest bomb load ever dropped by a fighter aircraft.