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October 31, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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TUESDAY, 31 OCTOBER 1944

AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s score direct hits on a cannery at Tomari Cape on Paramushiru and leave nearby buildings burning; one of two B-25s hit by AA heads for and safely lands in the USSR.

THEATER AAF, INDIA-BURMA SECTOR: The 427th Night Fighter Squadron arrives from Italy to Pandaveswar with P-61s (first mission is 23 Nov).

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Six P-51s hit shipping targets of opportunity at Swatow and Amoy; about 70 fighters support Chinese ground forces by pounding positions in the Lungling area; 4 B-25s and 12 P-40s bomb a railroad bridge at Pengpu.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Buram, 60+ P-47s attack occupied areas and supply areas at Namun, Bhamo, and Nakang, and railroad bridges, locomotive shelters, and rolling stock along the Kyaikthin-Naba line; 2 B-25s attack targets of opportunity from Katha to Bhamo along the Irrawaddy River.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): During the night of 31 Oct/l Nov a B-24 on a snooper mission from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: P-47s and A-20s bomb Kairatoe Airfield and Saharoe village on Celebes. B-25s and P-40s hit Loloda and Soasioe in the Moluccas Islands. P-38s and A-20s concentrating on airfields, attack Samate Efman, Sagan, and Doom.



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