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November 10, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 1944

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Eleven B-25s pound storage buildings and the town area of Wanling, Burma. In China, 130+ P-40s, P-38s, and P-51s on armed reconnaissance over S China attack river, road and rail traffic, storage, airfield and villages at or near Tingka, Chefang, Kweilin, Yoyang, Nanyo, Changsha, Paoching, Kweihsien, Yungfu, Wuchou, Siangtan, Tanchuk, Mosun, Kweiping, Yuncheng, Chenghsien, Hankow, and Chikhom.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 60+ P-47s again attack a variety of targets including Japanese concentrations at Bhamo, Indaw, Hkapra, and Nawngtao, the town of Naba Station, bridges at Meza and in the Kawlin area, and targets of opportunity along the Irrawaddy River and along the railroad corridor in N Burma and support ground forces S of Bhamo; transports fly 250+ sorties to forward areas; the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, that has been operating from Tingkawk Sakan since Jun 44 with P-40s, returns to base at Myitkyina.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 27 B-24s from Saipan pound Iwo Jima. Six B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb Koror.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s and A-20s over Ceram bomb Haroekoe Airfield, Piroe, and targets of opportunity on the south coast. Fighter-bombers again hit Ormoc Bay shipping. Lost is P-38J 44-23397 (MIA). while B-25s join US Navy aircraft in shipping strikes throughout the same area; at least 3 destroyers are claimed sunk; B-24s in the area bomb the town of Ormoc; the 19th and 33d Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 22d Bombardment Group (Heavy), move from Owi to Leyte Island with B-24s; the 460th Fighter Squadron, 348th Fighter Group, moves from Noemfoor to Tacloban with P-47s; the 500th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 345th Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Mokmer to Dulag with B-25s (squadron continues operating from Biak). The 371st, 372d and 424th Bombardment Squadrons, 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy), move from Wakde to Morotai with B-24s (squadrons are operating from Noemfoor). Lost are A-20G 43-21428 (MIA), P-38L 44-23957 (survived) and P-38L 44-23935 (MIA). Lost on a training flight are B-25 pilot Thompson (crew rescued, 1 MIA)

USMC: Lost is TBF Avenger 45946 (MIA).

USN: USS Mount Hood (AE-11) accidentally exploded in Seeadler Harbor off Manus.

RCAF: Lost on a night navigation exercise is B-24 Liberator KH-108.

RAAF: Crashed due to an aerial collision is Beaufighter A19-36 (KIA).



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