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December 10, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Eight B-25s bomb Kutkai, Burma and hit targets of opportunity in the Liuchow area. In China, Twenty-five B-24s bomb the city of Hankow; three others bomb Samah Bay docks; 118 P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over wide areas of China attack numerous targets of opportunity, concentrating on rail, river, and road traffic, especially in the Hochih, Changsha, and Yuncheng areas.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 20 P-47s fly close support strikes in the Bhamo area; 8 others blast approaches to the Hay-ti road bridge; 50+ P-47s hit warehouses and other storage areas, troop concentrations, and positions at Daungbin, Myebalin, Kyaunghkam, Pongon, Thinbaung, Kawnghkang, Pangteng, and Hsipaw; 12 B-25s hit storage areas at Meza, Namun, and Kungmong. Transports fly 178 sorties to forward areas.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): During the night of December 10/11 three B-24s from Saipan and one B-24 from Guam fly harassment strikes against Iwo Jima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In principal strikes of the day, B-24s hit the Pamoesian tank farm and nearby alternate target of Lingkas tank farm, Labuan docks, and Lutong refinery in Borneo, while B-25s pound Sidate Airfield. In smaller raids P-38s hit Port Misamis on Mindanao. B-25s bomb airfields on Boeroe and Ambon, and fighter-bombers pound storage facilities and targets of opportunity in the central Philippines. Lost are C-47A "The Fireball Mail" 42-24215 (KIA) and B-24J 44-40929.

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