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October 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER 1944

AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Seven B-24s weather-abort an attempt to fly cover for a naval task force.

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, fighters bomb and strafe the town of Mengmao and nearby hill positions, river traffic, troops, and horses from Tanchuk to Tengyun, bridges NE of Hsinganhsien, the town of Kaotienhsu, troops in the Kweilin area, rail traffic W of Puchi, and airfields at Siangtan and Changsha.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): HQ Tenth AF is reassigned from AAF, India-Burma Sector to AAF, India-Burma Theater.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Two B-24s from Saipan on armed reconnaissance bomb Yap. During the night of 27/28 Oct a B-24 on a snooper mission hits Iwo Jima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: 40+ fighter-bombers operating in three waves, hit shipping off Cebu and west of Mactan. B-24s attack Malili and Palopo on Celebes.



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