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October 15, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 15 OCTOBER 1944

AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s on armed reconnaissance over Paramushiru turn back when the flight drifts off course; one B-24 strafes a freighter off Shimushiru.

(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, about 40 P-47s attack positions in the Mohnyin area and at Man Naung, supply concentrations at Kyungyi, railroad targets in the Mawhun area, ammunition stores at Manwing, and buildings near Muse; 12 B-25s hit the town of Onbauk, storage facilities at Indaw, and vicinity of Thabeikkyin. Transport operations in the CBI continue on a large scale; the 71st Liaison Squadron, Tenth Air Force [attached to 1st Liaison Group (Provisional)], moves from Ledo to Sahmaw with L-4s and L-5s. In India, the 5th and 6th Fighter Squadrons (Commando), 1st Air Commando Group, based in Asansol, send detachments to operate from Cox's Bazar with P-47s.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 28 B-24s, 33 P-51s, and 18 P-40s pound White Cloud Airfield and shipping in the Hong Kong area; Two B-24s bomb Amoy; six fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity near Mangshih and Tajungchiang.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 27 B-24s from Saipan strike fuel storage, AA positions, and installations at the airfield on Iwo Jima; one B-24 bombs Pagan Airfield at Pagan. 2 B-24s from the Marshalls bomb Wake during the night of 15/16.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: A-20s again pound airfields and oil storage on Ceram; P-38s carry out a shipping sweep over the Flores area and on Halmahera bomb the Pitoe and Kaoe areas; P-38s bomb Amahai Airfield while bombers on armed reconnaissance hit nearby targets of opportunity. In New Guinea, P-47s attack Sagan Airfield; the 33d Troop Carrier Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group, moves from Port Moresby to Hollandia with C-47s; the 70th Troop Carrier Squadron, 433d Troop Carrier Group, moves from Hollandia to Biak with C-47s. HQ 38th Bombardment Group (Medium) and the 405th and 823d Bombardment Squadrons (Medium) move from Biak to Morotai with B-25s. Lost is P-38 piloted by Ladd.

(USN) Four TDR-1 Assault Drones from Special Task Air Group One (STAG-1) squadron VK-12 target the causeway at the northern tip of Matupi Island, mission failed.



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