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November 7, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 6 B-25s bomb the railroad yards at Yuncheng; 2 B-25s and 21 P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s hit targets of opportunity around Wanling, Burma and Mangshih, Chefang, and Lungling; HQ 68th Composite Wing moves from Liuchow to Luliang; the air echelon of the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF (attached to 23d Fighter Group), ceases operating from Liuchow and returns to base at Chengkung with P-51s.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 80+ P-47s hit gun positions, supply areas, and troops at Bhamo, Pintin, and in the vicinity of Myazedi, bomb airfields at Kawlin, Shwebo, and Onbauk, hit a fuel dump near Panghkam road junction, attack railroad targets of opportunity between Indaw and Shwebo, and targets of opportunity along the Irrawaddy River between Bhamo and Katha; 28 P-47s maintain overlapping patrols over the area south of Myitkyina; transports fly 260+ sorties to forward areas.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Guam strike Iwo Jima and during an armed reconnaissance flight, bomb AA positions on Marcus. P-47s strafe Pagan Airfield on Pagan during the early morning and follow up with rocket and strafing runs later in the morning.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s and fighter-bombers hit Fabrica Airfield, Alicante Airfield and Bacolod Airfield and Opon Airfield; shipping at various C Philippine Islands locations, and communications and supply targets at Tambuco, Ormoc, and Palompon on Leyte, Valencia on Mindanao Island, and other areas; P-38s and B-25s hit Del Monte Airfield on Mindanao and targets of opportunity in Macajalar Bay on Mindanao, and Mandai Airfield; the 89th Bombardment Squadron, 3d Bombardment Group, moves from Hollandia to Dulag with A-20s. On Celebes Island, B-25s hit Tanamon, Mapanget, and Langoan. B-25s and fighter-bombers hit Galela Airfield, Miti Airfield, and Kaoe Airfield. In sweeps over Boeroe Island, Lesser Sunda Islands, and Ceram Island, Moluccas Islands, small groups of B-25s and P-38s hit runways and small shipping. B-24s bomb Raba Estate in the Sunda Islands. The 4th Photographic Charting Squadron, 311th Photographic Wing (Mapping and Charting) (attached to Thirteenth AF), arrives at Hollandia from the US with F-7s (the squadron will begin mapping of the SW and W Pacific in Dec 44).

USMC: Lost is FG Corsair 14015 (rescued).

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