MONDAY, 30 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance over Matsuwa and Onnekotan.
THEATER CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Thirteen B-24s lay
mines in Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong. P-40s bomb installations around Phu Lang
Thuong, French Indochina and hit junks at sea. The detachment of the 529th Fighter
Squadron, 311th Fighter Group, operating from Hsian with P-51s, returns to base
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 10 B-25s knock out bridges
at Namhkai, Wuntho, Thegyaung, and Nankan and damage others at Okkyin and Zawchaung;
50+ P-47s knock out the Hpao Nam River bridge and strafe targets of opportunity
at several locations; hit several bridges throughout the N Burma rail corridor,
damaging or knocking out each target; support ground forces at Naba Station
and Pinwe; and hit troop concentrations at Mansi and Manyut.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 8 B-24s on armed reconnaissance
missions from Guam bomb Yap. One B-24 snooper from Saipan, during
the night of 30/31 bombs Iwo Jima. P-47s from Saipan hit Pagan. B-25s from Makin strike Nauru.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air
Force): Eight B-29s from the Marianas bomb submarine pens on Dublon,
9 others bomb two miles beyond the target.
USN - The U.S. 5th Air Force and 13th Air Force together with carrier-borne
aircraft of the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets stage massive attacks against the Phillipines
in preparation for landing on Mindoro.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s pound Bacolod
Airfield. B-25s and fighter-bombers
hit San Roque
Airfield and barges at Zamboanga. P-38s hit Sandakan Airfield. B-24s bomb the wharf area at Makassar, while P-40s, over
the NE peninsula, hit various targets of opportunity. P-38s hit Piroe. A-20s and B-25s bomb Urarom Airfield. Force landed is XB-24 "Liberty Belle" 42-40686 (survived).