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October 2, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Photo reconnaissance missions by four B-25s to Paramushiru and by two B-24s to Onnekotan abort due to weather.

(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 49 P-47s pound several towns and bridges in the Bhamo area and destroy buildings in Shwekyina, Kaungsin, Maingka, Kyungyi, Singan, and Kabani; 20+ P-47s hit N Burma railroad targets and troops at Man He and Manla; 7 P-47s bomb Kutkai while 8 sweep the Lungling, China-Loiwing, Burma area, destroying a warehouse at Selan; 8 B-25s slightly damage road bridges N of Lashio; 4 others bomb and damage Nambkai road bridges and their vicinity; troop carrier aircraft fly 260+ sorties, delivering men and supplies to various points in the CBI. The detachments of the 1st and 3d Combat Cargo Squadrons, 1st Combat Cargo Group, operating from Yunnani with C-47s return to base at Sylhet, India.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Eleven B-25s attack the town of Pingnam while sixteen bomb Tien Ho Airfield and White Cloud Airfield and the town of Samshui; 70+ P-40s and P-51s on armed reconnaissance over S China attack various targets of opportunity, chiefly river traffic and troop areas around Chuanhsien, Taochuan, Takbing, Wuchou, Dosing, and the Wenchow peninsula, and attack shipping in the Campba Port-Hongay area of French Indochina.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan hit Marcus and shipping west of Chichi Jima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s bomb Laha Airfield escorting P-38s attack shipping in Seri Bay and Amboina Bay and hit Amahai Airfield and Kairatoe Airfield. B-24s hit Haroekoe. Off Halmahera B-25s fly a barge sweep, bomb Laboehan, and attack the coastal villages on Weda and Boeli Bays. In New Guinea, P-40s attack vessels off Tamoelol village and Misool and bomb Otawiri Airfield and Ransiki Airfield; the 64th Troop Carrier Squadron, 403d Troop Carrier Group, based on Biak begins operating from Wakde with C-47s.

RAAF: P-40N Kittyhawks from 82 Squadron hit Babo Airfield.

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