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October 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER 1944

AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s over Shimushiru and Paramushiru blow up three buildings and damage two others at Cape Namikawa.

(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 15 P-47s hit guns and enemy positions near Pinhe while 9 attack the town of Manwein and hit targets of opportunity in the area; 8 others hit the towns of Nayakaung and Nansiaung; 8 B-25s attack bridges at Man Pwe, Tahpalai, and Namyao damaging only the Man Pwe bridge; 23 P-47s hit troops and stores near Tawbon and at Hkawan, knock out Kawnghka bridge and damage the Wanling bridge. Transport flights continue to points throughout the CBI. The detachment of the 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, operating from Yunnani returns to base at Sylhet, India with C-47s.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 2 B-25s knock out a bridge S of Mangshih; 3 P-40s attack sampans from Tanchuk to Tengyun while 8 hit general targets of opportunity N of Mangshih.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan hit buildings on Pagan with rockets and bombs. A Kwajalein based B-24 bombs Wake during the night.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb the Koeandang and Langoan area on Celebes. P-38s pound Miti Airfield. A-20s and fighter-bombers attack Liang Airfield and Laha Airfield on Ambon, Kairatoe Airfield, Haroekoe Airfield and Namlea Airfield. Langgoer Airfield is bombed by P-47s and P-47s hit Babo Airfield while A-20s attack Sarmi troop concentrations. At night B-24s bomb Sasa, Matina and Buayoan Airfield. Lost on an administrative flight is B-25D "5 Minutes To Midnight" 41-30525.

RNZAF: Water looped and sunk is PBY Catalina NZ4013.

Qantas: S.23 "Coolangattta" A18-13 crashed landed at Rose Bay.



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