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American missions against Empress Augusta Bay
November 1, 1943–April 4, 1944

November 1, 1943
(USN, USMC) US Marines land at Empress Augusta Bay at Torokina on Bougainville. Allied fighters covering the operations shoot down 20+ Japanese aircraft. Naval gunfire accounts for several more.

November 2, 1943
(USN) During the night of November 2, 1943 US Navy Task Force 39 (TF-39) commanded by Rear Admiral Merrill intercepted a Japanese Naval force sent to attack the American landing force in Empress Augusta Bay. The Battle off Empress Augusta Bay results in the sinking a Japanese cruiser and a destroyer, the remainder of the force turned back.

November 17, 1943
(USN) USS McKean APD-5 is sunk by a torpedo dropped by a G4M1 Betty bomber off Empress Augusta Bay.

November 20, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's strafe coastal villages around Empress Augusta Bay.

November 21, 1943
(USN) Six F4U Corsairs of VF-17 perform midmorning and noon CAP over Empress Augusta Bay

December 1, 1943
(13th AF, USN) P-39s escort US Navy dive bombers in an attack on the Jaba River area near Empress Augusta Bay.

March 9, 1944
(13th AF) Two squadrons of B-25s hit Japanese installations on the hills inland from Empress Augusta Bay.

March 10, 1944
(13th AF) Forty B-25s hit Japanese positions in the hills near Empress Augusta Bay

March 21, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers support ground forces and bomb a bivouac along Empress Augusta Bay.

March 26, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers again support ground forces along Empress Augusta Bay, hitting a supply dump N of the Reini River and enemy positions near the mouths of the Tekessi and Maririei Rivers.

March 30, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers continue to support ground forces along the Empress Augusta Bay.

April 4, 1944
(13th AF) Ground support missions along Empress Augusta Bay are carried out by a variety of fighters.

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