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October 3, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s flying offshore reconnaissance over Onnekotan, Harumukotan and Shasukotan also strafe several small vessels.

(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Troop carriers fly 240+ sorties, delivering men and supplies to various points in the CBI. In Burma, the 5th Liaison Squadron, Tenth Air Force [attached to 1st Liaison Group (Provisional)], moves from Shaduzup to Myitkyina with L-1s and L-5s.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Twenty-three B-25s attack Pingnam, trucks and rivercraft in the Wuchou, Samshui, and Canton areas, and bomb Tien Ho Airfield and White Cloud Airfield; 100 P-51s and P-40s continue armed reconnaissance over wide expanses of China south of the Yangtze River, attack rivercraft, road traffic, troops, town areas, and other targets of opportunity; the Hsinganhsien, Pingnam, and Chuanhsien areas are covered exceptionally well.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan hit shipping in the Bonins while P-47s pound gun positions, buildings, and a wharf on Pagan. B-24s on special reconnaissance missions bomb the airfield on Iwo Jima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: For the second time B-24s bomb oil refineries in the Balikpapan area, B-25s hit shipping and bomb Sanana on Sanana Island in the Moluccas; On Halmahera, B-25s smash Kaoe Airfield runway and bomb Galela; B-25s and B-24s over Ceram to Ambon hit barge and coastal targets of opportunity and pound Taka Airfield in the Moluccas, while fighter-bombers attack Halong Seaplane Base and Namlea Airfield and Haroekoe Airfield. On Vogelkop Peninsula, fighter-bombers again hit Fak Fak and Otawiri.

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