April 17, 1943
(5th AF) A single B-24 scores hits on the northwest shore
of Hollandia Bay.
April 19, 1943
(5th AF) Single heavy
bombers bomb Hollandia Airfield
February 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s
and A-20s hit Hollandia.
March 4, 1944
(5th AF) 20+ B-24s bomb Hollandia.
March 16, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and Catalinas attack a Japanese convoy near Hollandia.
March 19, 1944
(5th AF) 130 B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and P-38s virtually destroy a supply convoy proceeding from Wewak toward Hollandia sinking at least five vessels.
March 28, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s hit Hollandia.
March 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Hollandia.
March 30, 1944
(5th AF) 60+ B-24s, with support from more than 90 P-38s and P-47s, hit Hollandia in the first big daylight raid; airfields and fuel dumps are bombed; a large number of enemy aircraft are destroyed or damaged on the ground; escorting fighters claim about 10 interceptors shot down.
March 31, 1944
(5th AF) 60+ B-24s, with P-38 support, pound Hollandia for the second successive day; 3 airfields in the area are thoroughly blasted and a large number of enemy aircraft destroyed; US aircraft claim 14 interceptors shot down.
April 3, 1944
(5th AF) 300+ B-24s,
B-25s, A-20s, and P-38s blast airfields at Hollandia; most of the remaining
Japanese airplanes there are destroyed; of 60 intercepting Japanese fighters,
26 are claimed shot down; air opposition from Hollandia is very light hereafter.
April 5, 1944
(5th AF) 270+ B-24s,
B-25s, A-20s and P-38s hit Hollandia town and dock area and villages and stores
around Humboldt Bay. Lost returning is A-20G 43-9469 (MIA).
April 11, 1944
(5th AF) 80+ A-20s and
B-25s, supported by 30 P-47s and P-40s, blast AA positions, stores, dumps
and personnel areas at Hollandia
April 16, 1944
(5th AF) "Black Sunday": 170+ B-24s,
B-25s and A-20s bomb Hollandia town and airfield and numerous other targets
in the area. On the way back from the strike, the aircraft meet a massive weather front that causes 46 aircraft lost to weather. List of US aircraft lost on "Black Sunday".
April 17, 1944
Other planes, operating individually or in pairs,
April 19, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s, and fighter aircraft strike a wide variety of targets
April 20, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s, and fighters hit a variety of targets around
April 21, 1944
(USN) Task Force 58 (Vice Admiral M. A. Mitscher) a force of five heavy and seven light carriers
organized in three groups, launch carrier aircraft for preliminary strikes Hollandia Airfields and targets around
Hollandia ahead of the amphibious landing.
April 22, 1944
(US Army) Operation Reckless: An amphibious task force lands US Army troops at Humbolt Bay and Tanahmerah Bay and advance inland towards Hollandia.
April 23, 1943
(US Army) The U. S. Army captures Hollandia.
April 25, 1944
(5th AF) Twelve B-25s bomb
troop areas in the Hollandia vicinity, attacking villages south of Tanahmerah.
April 26, 1944
(5th AF) Allied ground forces