September 29, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s bomb Kataoka Naval Base and Kokutan Cape.
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Eleven B-25s attack and damage the main bridge, knock
out the bypass bridge and silence adjoining AA positions on the Burma Road near
Uambkai, Burma. Eighteen B-24s haul fuel to Yungning, Liuchow, and Kunming.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 11 B-25s bomb Mangshih, 24 bomb Tien
Ho Airfield and White Cloud Airfield, and 15 hit targets of opportunity around
Chuanhsien, Taochuan and Taohsien; about 100 P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s again attack
various targets of opportunity throughout the vast expanses of China south of the
Yangtze River, hitting road, rail, and river targets, troops, and town areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Three B-24s from Saipan bomb Marcus; 2 others hit Iwo Jima and Pagan. P-47s
bomb and strafe gun positions on Pagan.
B-24s from Eniwetok hit Truk.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Kendari Airfield is bombed by B-24s. B-25s hit Namlea Airfield while
B-24s blast Liang Airfield and Haroekoe Airfield. A-20s and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft continue to pound Urarom
Airfield; other A-20s bomb Faan Airfield. Lost is B-25J 43-36164 (KIA).