November 23, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
THURSDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 1944
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In Burma, twelve B-25s bomb a storage area near Lashio and eight hit Kutkai and Wanling. Two B-24s bomb Kowloon Docks in Hong Kong. 120+ P-40s, P-51s and P-38s hit targets of opportunity throughout SW and SE China; 32 of the fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Chefang, China area.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 50+ P-47s support ground forces in the Pinwe and Bhamo areas; 16 sweep and strafe airfields and many targets of opportunity from Anisakan to Nawnghkio; 3 hit an ammunition dump at Man Naung; 21 P-47s sweep roads in the Ye-U area and strafe rail installations at Kanbalu; 10 B-25s knock out the Tantabin main bridge and Tangon and Thegyaung bypass bridges, and blast approaches to the Tangon main bridge and Tantabin bypass bridge. 282 transport sorties are flown to forward bases and frontline areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Seventeen B-24s from Guam hit shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima and bomb the town of Okimura.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Matina
Airfield on Mindanao;
the 63d and 64th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy),
move from Owi to Tacloban with B-24s.