November 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 1944
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Eighteen B-25s hit Phuc Yen, French Indochina,
Wan Lai-Kam, Burma, and damage a bridge on the Mekong River in French Indochina.
10 B-25s bomb Kweilin Airfield while 4 hit Wanling, Burma. 5 B-25s and 6 P-40s attack Chingmen Airfield, China. 70+ P-40s,
P-51s and P-38s over S China and N Indochina on armed reconnaissance hit targets
of opportunity at several locations, concentrating on Lampang, Thailand, and
the Changsha, Lingling, and Hengyang areas.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, nearly 90 P-47s hit troop concentrations
at Chaungdauk, Nawngtao, Mankang, and in the Indaw vicinity; damage and knock
out bridges at Meza and S of Kawlin, score near misses on bridges in the Hsenwi
and Namhkai area; blast a radio installation near Manoi, bomb Kawlin Airfield,
hit rail traffic between Shwebo and Padu, and attack targets of opportunity
along the Irrawaddy River from Tigyaing to Twinnge. Transports fly 237 sorties to forward areas. The 115th Liaison Squadron,
Tenth AF, arrives at Ledo from the US with L-1s and L-5s. A detachment
of the 317th Troop Carrier Squadron (Commando), Tenth AF, begins operating from
Tulihal, India with C-47s (squadron is based at Sylhet, India).
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Newly arrived P-38s escort B-29s over Truk. 29 B-24s from Guam pound airfields on Iwo Jima. Sixteen P-47s from Saipan hit Pagan beach
defenses and storage caves.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Eight B-29s bomb submarine pens on Dublon, the last of the six preliminary training missions of the XXI Bomber Command against Truk.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s hit Dumaguete Airfield while fighter-bombers hit shipping in the Palompon area of Leyte and targets of opportunity at Valencia on Mindanao. Fighter-bombers and B-25s hit shipping and Namlea Airfield. P-38s hit Kendari Airfield and B-24s bomb the Ninring River area.
IJN: During the Battle of Ormoc Bay sunk is Naganami, Hamanami, Wakatsuki and Shimakaze plus three destroyers into Ormoc Bay.