FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s bomb Kurabu
Airfield on Paramushiru and bomb and strafe buildings on Tomari Cape, scoring hits on canneries,
warehouses, and barracks; later, four B-24s photograph and bomb targets at Kashiwabara.
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 38 P-47s strike Okkyin, Yebyangale,
and Theinlon, and hit troops in the Myothit area; 8 P-47s support ground forces
in the Mohnyin area, 12 attack and considerably damage Wanling bridge and 4
hit targets of opportunity in the area. Transports fly 280+ sorties hauling
troops and supplies to CBI terminals.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 138 P-40s and P-51s on numerous armed
reconnaissance missions throughout S China and into W Burma attack troop areas,
rivercraft, town areas, bridges, trucks, and other targets of opportunity; 71
of the fighter-bombers hit targets in the Kweiping area while the others attack
targets around Chuanhsien, Litou, Shepchung, Tengyun, Lungfukwan, Kingshan,
Mangshih, and Chefang.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan bomb Yap. B-24s from the Marshalls pound Truk. B-25s from the Gilbert
bomb Nauru. HQ 21st Fighter Group moves from Wheeler Field to Mokuleia
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s bomb Menado on Celebes and the surrounding area. P-38s hit AA positions, enemy concentrations,
and other targets in NE Celebes and Halmahera. A-20s and fighter-bombers
attack Boela, oil installations and Amahai Airfield, Kairatoe Airfield and Namlea Airfield. The 17th Photographic
Reconnaissance Squadron, 4th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance), enroute
from Guadalcanal to Morotai,
sends a detachment to operate from Sansapor with F-5s (other detachments are
at Bougainville and Noemfoor).
USN: F6F Hellcats from VF-15 conduct a fighter sweep over Miyako Jima. Ditched is is F6F Hellcat 41715 (POW).
RAAF: Shot down is P-40N Kittyhawk A29-688 (KIA).