November 28, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A B-24 photographs and bombs the Matsuwa shore area.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In French Indochina, seventeen B-24s, escorted by 12 P-51s, bomb Gia Lam and six B-25s hit a railroad bridge at Phu Lang Thuong. In Burma, 3 B-25s blast 6 warehouses at Hsenwi, 3 bomb Wan Lai-Kam, 1 hits Kutkai, and 4 attack buildings in the Wanling and Chefang, China areas. 60+ P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over wide areas of E Burma and S China hit troops, bridges, horses, and other targets of opportunity at many locations,
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 39 P-47s support ground forces in the Pinwe and Bhamo areas; supply and personnel concentrations and targets of opportunity at Nwegyo, Kutkai, the Meza area, Mankang, Manai, Nawnglok, Nawnglong, Loimawk, Man Myeng, Mong Wi and Kungmong are attacked by about 80 fighter-bombers; 16 hit targets of opportunity along the Maymyo- Bawgyo rail line. Transports fly 317 sorties to forward areas. HQ 4th Combat Cargo Group and the 13th Combat Cargo Squadron arrive at Sylhet, India from the US with C-46s.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Twenty-one Saipan based B-24s bomb the airfield on Iwo Jima; three B-24s flying an armed reconnaissance mission, bomb Marcus. During the night of 28/29 Nov a B-24 on a snooper mission hits Iwo Jima. Three B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb the radio station on Arakabesan.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Daliao Airfield and Matina
Airfield. Small attacks by B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers are launched against airfields, shipping, and targets of opportunity over wide areas of the SWPA, including C Philippine Islands and the Halmahera and Timor areas. The 2d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 22d Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Leyte to Angaur Airfield with B-24s; the 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, that has been operating from Morotai joins the ground echelon at Dulag with P-38s.