SATURDAY, 28 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): 8 B-25s fly cover for a naval task force.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, fighters strafe villages, troops,
and horses in the Menghsu-Konghow area, pound bridges around Kaotienhsu, and
hit Yangtong Airfield and shipping at Hongay, French Indochina and Wuchou.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 80+ fighter-bombers pound
numerous targets including town areas, troops, railroad facilities, and a variety
of targets of opportunity at Mannaun, Manoi, Sinkan, Winwa, Man Mao, Myazedi,
Pinwe, Naba, Yebawgyi, and Kangon.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan bomb Haha Jima while others, from Guam hit Yap. Saipan based P-47s bomb Pagan. In Hawaii, the 6th Night Fighter Squadron, VII Fighter Command, moves from John Rodgers Airport to Kipapa Field with P-47s and P-61s (a detachment is operating
(Twentieth Air Force): Marianas based XX Bomber Command
flies its first combat mission when fourteen B-29s attack submarine pens on Dublon; 4 others, 1 carrying Brigadier General Haywood S Hansell, Jr,
Commanding General XXI Bomber Command, abort; about a third of the bombs fall
in the general target area.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s fighting
bad weather, bomb Puerto Princesa Airfield.
the night of 28/29 Oct, B-24s bomb the Wilhelmina Docks area on Celebes. B-25s
and P-38s blast town of Amboina.
HQ 475th Fighter Group moves from Biak to Dulag.