TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s flying offshore
reconnaissance over Onnekotan, Harumukotan and Shasukotan also strafe several
(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
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.