FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Thirteen B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow; C-47s fly
170+ sorties to various points in the CBI. The detachment of the 24th Combat
Mapping Squadron, 8th Photogrpahic Reconnaissance Group, moves from Liuchow to Chanyi with F-7s (the squadron is based at Guskhara).
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Twenty-four B-24s pound Hankow; 12 B-25s and
7 P-51s hit the Hengyang road junction and ferry; 7 B-25s bomb Kianghwa while
6 P-51s damage a nearby bridge; 5 B-25s hit Yungming; 44 P-40s and P-51s blast
targets of opportunity along roads in the Changsha, Siangtaii, and Sintsiang
areas. 50+ other P-40s and P-51s hit various targets of opportunity around Chuanhsien,
Paoching, Lingling, Hankow, and Kiyang.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 15 Saipan based B-24s strike shipping at Chichi
Jima. 24 P-47s strafe Pagan and bomb Anatahan. 3 B-24s on a snooper mission and armed reconnaissance flight
bomb Iwo Jima and Marcus. 15 B-25s, flying out of Makin bomb Nauru.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Ground echelons of the 877th, 878th and 879th
Bombardment Squadrons (Very Heavy), 499th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy), arrive
at Isley Field (first mission is 24 Nov).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s
pound Sidate and Mapanget. B-24s and B-25s bomb Amahai and Liang and Haroekoe Airfield. In New Guinea, A-20s pound Urarom Airfield while fighter-bombers hit Idorra, Windissi, Moemi, and Kaimana; HQ 5th Bombardment
Group moves from Wakde to Noemfoor; the 342d Fighter Squadron, 348th
Fighter Group, moves from Wakde Airfield to Noemfoor with P-47s.
RAAF: Lost off Timor is B-25D A47-3 (MIA).