November 26, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A shipping sweep by 4 B-25s is called off due to
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): 19 B-25s and 20 P-51s blast railway cars, station, and track, hit several trucks, and hit town areas at Hochih, China and Phu Lang Thuong, French Indochina. 6 B-25s damage a bridge at Kengluang, Thailand. 90+ P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s hit river, rail, and road traffic and other targets of opportunity over wide South China areas, 40 of them concentrating on targets between Kweiyi and Changsha and around Liuchow. A flight of the 21st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF, begins operating from Luliang with F-5s (squadron is based at Kunming).
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 16 P-47s continue close support strikes; about 60 fighter-bombers hit concentrations, supply and ammunition dumps, and rail targets at Panghkai, Kunmong, Mabein, Lashio, Panku, and around Meza; 7 others on a railroad sweep hit targets of opportunity between Maymyo and Man Pyen. Transports fly 300+ sorties to forward areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan strafe Pagan Airfield on Pagan. During the night a B-24 on a snooper mission from Guam bombs Iwo Jima. B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb Arakabesan.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In the Philippine Islands, 40+ B-24s, some with fighter support, bomb La Carlota and Talisay Airfields; fighter-bombers hit an airfield and various targets of opportunity throughout the area. B-25s pound airfields in the Ambon-Ceram area and B-24s bomb an airfield near Davao, Mindanano Island. Other bombers and fighters fly light strikes and armed reconnaissance missions against a variety of targets on N Celebes, N Borneo, S Luzon, Mindanao, and Halmahera. HQ 22d Bombardment Group and the 33d Bombardment Squadron move from Leyte to Angaur Airfield with B-24s.