THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): At dawn two B-24s bomb Kashiwabara and Kurabu Cape.
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):
In Burma, 11 P-47s hit Mawlu and attack locomotives and targets of opportunity
in the Naha area; 8 B-25s attack bridges at Namhkai, damaging the main bridge.
Troop carriers fly 250+ sorties to various locations in the CBI. The 493d Bombardment
Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Tezgaon to Pandaveswar with B-24s.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Twelve B-25s and twenty-two fighter-bombers
attack Samshui, Koyiu and Takhing; eight hit targets of opportunity in the Canton-Wuchou
area, and three bomb a storage area at Mangshih; 50+ P-40s and P-51s over wide areas
of S China attack rivercraft, road traffic, bridges, town areas, and troops.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): P-47s
from Saipan hit Pagan with rockets and bombs; a B-24 bombs gun positions on the Pagan.
B-25s from the Gilbert bomb Nauru Airfield runways and gun positions
while B-24s from the Marshall bomb an airfield at Moen and during the night of 5/6 Oct strike Wake. The 28th Photographic
Reconnaissance Squadron, Seventh Air Force, based at Kipapa Field sends a detachment to Peleliu Airfield with F-5s.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Kendari Airfield. B-25s and P-38s hit Kairatoe Airfield, the town of Amboina and
numerous coastal and shipping targets of opportunity in the Ambon-Ceram
area. A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers attack Urarom and the Simora Point area,
Doom, Babo, Efman and Samate
Airfields and disposal areas; A-20s blast Japanese bivouacs and supply areas
near Sarmi; HQ 54th Troop Carrier Wing moves
from Nadzab to Biak .
In the Moluccas , the 418th Night Fighter Squadron, V Fighter Command [attached
to HQ 310th Bombardment Wing (Medium)],
moves from Owi, Schouten to Morotai with