WEDNESDAY, 4 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A B-24 weather aborts
a photo run off Matsuwa; four B-25s bomb a freighter and a barge off Shimushu;
15-17 fighters intercept and the B-25s score one victory.
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):
In Burma, eight P-47s damage approaches to a bridge between Myitkyina and Bhamo;
16 P-47s hit the town of Palwesho; 4 others hit small towns S of Bhamo, including
Man The and Hantet.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 5 B-25s hit Hsinantien
and areas N of Chefang; 80+ P-40s and P-51s continue to attack targets of opportunity
during armed reconnaissance over areas of China S of the Yangtze River; 20+
fighter-bombers hit buildings, troops, and river shipping in the Paoching area.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan attack shipping west of Iwo Jima and bomb airfields, the radio station,
buildings, and area targets on Marcus, Pagan, and Iwo Jima. P-47s hit
gun positions, beach defenses, buildings, and the wharf area on Pagan.
B-24s from the Marshall bomb Moen Airfield.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s bomb Sidate and Bolaang-oeki. P-40s and B-25s attack Galela and Kaoe Airfields. B-25s and A-20s on a shipping sweep bomb town and
port area of Amboina on Ambon,
hit a wharf at Halong and attack shipping and shore targets
of opportunity at various points. In New Guinea, HQ 403d Troop Carrier Group
moves from Los Negros, to Biak;
the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron, 403d Troop Carrier Group, based on Espiritu
Santo ceases operating from Los Negros and begins operating
from Wakde with C-47s; the
63d Troop Carrier Squadron, 403d Troop Carrier Group, based on Biak,
begins operating from Wakde with
C-47s. The 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, moves
from Owi to Morotai with
P-38s. Crashed on takeoff is F7B "Idle Curiosity" 44-40423.
RAAF: Force landed is Kittyhawk A29-101 (survived).