November 22, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s abort an air coverage mission due to weather.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Twenty-two B-24s bomb Hankow; 11 B-25s pound the Ishan and Liuchenghsien areas while 8 hit storage facilities at Wanling and Kutkai, Burma; 95 P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over wide expanses of Southern China attack town areas, supplies, and road and rail traffic, hitting the Chefang area especially hard.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 15 P-47s support ground forces at Bhamo while 37 others fly close support in the Pinwe area; supply and personnel areas at Nawngchio, Kutkai, Ingon, Selong, Man Mao, and in the vicinity of Kanbalu are pounded by more than 40 P-47s; 12 others attack the airfield at Kawlin Transports fly 188 sorties to forward areas. In India, the 2d Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, moves from Sylhet to Imphal with C-47s.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 22 B-24s from Saipan escorted by 22 P-38s (the first long-range P-38 escort of Seventh AF bombers) bomb Moen Airfield and Param Airfield. P-47s from Saipan pound Pagan Airfield on Pagan.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers pound Bacolod Airfield and Ipil on Negros and Ormoc area bridges, barges, and targets of opportunity; B-24s bomb Sasa
Airfield on Mindanao Island. Fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity in the Makassar area, loosing the P-38J 44-23394 (MIA). B-24s bomb the nickel mine and targets of opportunity in the Kendari area and hit airfields in NE Celebes. Other B-24s hit small shipping during sweep over Brunei Bay. Lost is A-20G "Strictly Eager!" 43-9431.
USN - Lost is F6F Hellcat 58638 (MIA) over Yap.