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American missions against Myitkjina (Myitkyina) and Myitkyina Airfield
May 12, 1942 - May 31, 1944

May 12, 1942
(10th AF) Four B-17's from Dum Dum Airfield, India heavily damage the runways and set fire to several parked aircraft at Myitkyina Airfield.

May 14, 1942
(10th AF) B-17's pound Myitkyina Airfield for the second time, scoring direct hits on runways and several buildings.

May 16, 1942
(10th AF) B-17's again strike at Myitkyina Airfield, pounding runways and buildings. Subsequent reconnaissance indicates that the runways are unusable.

May 29, 1942
(10th AF) Four B-17's bomb Myitkyina Airfield from high-altitude. No activity is seen.

May 30, 1942
(10th AF) B-17s bomb Myitkyina Airfield. Again no activity is observed and the attacks are discontinued.

August 30, 1942
(CATF) Myitkyina is bombed for the first time by eight China-based B-25s.

August 31, 1942
(10th AF) B-25s from China bomb Myitkyina for the second consecutive day.

February 23, 1943
(10th AF) Eight P-40s knock out the railroad bridge west of Myitkyina.

February 25, 1943
(10th AF) Fighters from Dinjan dive-bomb a bridge ten miles west of Myitkyina.

March 2, 1943
(10th AF) Twenty-four B-25s, also with fighter escort, pound Myitkyina.

March 17, 1943
(10th AF) Fourteen P-40s hit bridges at Kadrangyang and northeast of Myitkyina

April 14, 1943
(10th AF) P-40's dropping 1,000 pound bombs, hit Myitkyina Airfield

April 19, 1943
(10th AF) P-40's hit bridges in Burma, seriously damaging the Namti railroad bridge between Mogaung and Myitkyina.

June 13, 1943
(10th AF) Nine B-25's attack the Meza railway bridge on the Mandalay-Myitkyina line, causing minor damage.

September 29, 1943
(10th AF) Nine B-24's bomb Myitkyina

October 11, 1943
(10th AF) Eight B-24's bomb Myitkyina Airfield

October 12, 1943
(10th AF) Five B-24's bomb the warehouse area and railroad yards at Myitkyina.

October 13, 1943
(10th AF) A fighter-bomber offensive against airfields in Burma from which fighters might operate against Hump transports opens with an attack by P-40's on Myitkyina.

October 31, 1943
(10th AF) In an attempt to knock out the Japanese base from which fighters are attacking ferrying operations, P-40's carrying 1000-pound bombs fly four strikes against Myitkyina Airfield; following the bomb runs, the fighters strafe AA positions; the attacks cause considerable damage to the base.

December 7, 1943
(10th AF) Eight P-40's strafe freight cars between Mogaung and Myitkyina.

January 1, 1944
(10th AF) 11 A-36's and 15 P-5l's pound Myitkyina Airfield.

January 13, 1944
(10th AF) Four P-51's and a B-25 pound the airfield and supply area at Myitkyina Airfield.

January 17, 1944
(10th AF) P-40's hit Myitkyina Airfield

January 23, 1944
(10th AF) Sixteen P-40's hit Myitkyina Airfield

February 1, 1944
(10th AF) 32 P-51s and A-36s and a single B-25 hit Myitkyina Airfield

February 8, 1944
(10th AF) Four P-51s strafe railroad cars northwest of Myitkyina

February 12, 1944
(10th AF) 30+ P-51s and B-25s hit a motor convoy on the Myitkyina-Sumprabum road

February 16, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s and P-51s hit supply dumps, troop concentrations and an encampment area near Myitkyina

February 24, 1944
(10th AF) Six P-40s on armed reconnaissance strafe Myitkyina Airfield

February 28, 1944
(14th AF) Six P-40s on armed reconnaissance strafe Myitkyina Airfield

February 29, 1944
(10th AF) P-51s, A-36s and P-40s hit a railroad station at Myitkyina

March 1, 1944
(10th AF) Four others hit the Myitkyina Airfield dispersal area

March 2, 1944
(10th AF) Twenty P-40s hit a fuel dump at Myitkyina

April 4, 1944
(10th AF) 120+ fighter-bombers and 4 B-25s hit Japanese held villages around Myitkyina and support ground forces near Kamaing and Myitkyina.

April 6, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers and B-25s damage a bridge near Myitkyina

April 7, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s hit a railroad station at Myitkyina

April 9, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers and a few B-25s hit Myitkyina

April 10, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers and a few B-25s pound numerous targets, including an encampment SW of Mogaung, positions near Kazu, a railroad and truck park at Myitkyina

April 11, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers and two B-25s hit troops at Myitkyina

April 12, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s, A-36s, P-51s, and B-25s hit targets of opportunity in areas around Myitkyina

April 18, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s and 4 P-51s bomb Kamaing and hit the Myitkyina-Bhamo road

April 24, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s, P-51s, A-36s, and B-25s bomb storage areas at Kamaing, Mogaung and Hopin, and railroads and other targets at Myitkyina

April 27, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s, P-51s, A-36s and B-25s hit Myitkyina

May 10, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s, A-36s, P-51s, P-40s and 10 B-24s blast Myitkyina-Mogaung vicinity

May 11, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s, A-36s, P-51s and P-40s, attack the Myitkyina areas

May 12, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit a supply area at Myitkyina

May 14, 1944
(10th AF) Eleven P-40s hit a bridge and road at Kazu and railroad shed at Myitkyina

May 15, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit Myitkyina Airfield. Seven B-24s bomb Myitkyina.

May 16, 1944
(10th AF) 70 B-25s and fighter-bombers hit the Myitkyina

May 17, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s supporting ground forces in the Myitkyina area

May 18, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers and six B-25s hit ground forces in areas around Myitkyina

May 19, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-40s, P-51s and a few B-25s hit gun positions in the Myitkyina area

May 20, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-40s and P-51s hit numerous targets of opportunity in areas around Myitkyina

May 21, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s, P-51s, A-36s and B-25s hit Myitkyina and gun positions around Myitkyina

May 23, 1944
(10th AF) 23 P-40s and 4 A-36s bomb gun positions, troops and supply dumps in the Myitkyina area.

May 24, 1944
(10th AF) 20+ P-40s in the Myitkyina vicinity destroy 8 barracks buildings and knock out a railway bridge and a machine gun post

May 28, 1944
(10th AF) 50+ fighter-bombers and a few B-25s hit various targets near Myitkyina

May 30, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers sorties against railroad targets, hitting tracks, rolling stock, stations, and bridges in the vicinity of Myitkyina

May 31, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s, A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s hit troops, defensive positions, artillery emplacements, boats, railroad facilities, and villages in the Myitkyina-Mogaung area.

June 1, 1944
(10th AF) 19 P-40s hit targets in the Myitkyina area

June 4, 1944
(10th AF) 20+ P-40s hit the Myitkyina

June 5, 1944
(10th AF) fighter-bombers pound the Myitkyina area

June 6, 1944
(10th AF) 24 A-36s, 11 P-51s, and 45 P-40s pound Myitkyina

June 9, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s hit Myitkyina

June 10, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s blast targets at Myitkyina

June 11, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s attack targets at Myitkyina

June 15, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Myitkyina

June 16, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s hit Myitkyina

June 18, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s hit Myitkyina

June 19, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s strike Myitkyina

June 20, 1944
(10th AF) 8 A-36s and 3 P-40s attack targets at Myitkyina

June 21, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Myitkyina

June 22, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s hit Myitkyina

June 23, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s and P-40s attack Mogaung, Myitkyina

June 24, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s attack the Myitkyina

June 25, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Myitkyina

June 26, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Myitkyina

June 29, 1944
(10th AF) 19 A-36s, P-51s, and P-38s hit Myitkyina and Myitnge bridge

July 1, 1944
(10th AF) Eight P-40s fly ground support missions in the Myitkyina area

July 2, 1944
(10th AF) Seven P-40s continue support of ground forces in the Myitkyina area

July 3, 1944
(10th AF) 20+ fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Myitkyina area, which also is covered by a ten plane combat patrol.

July 4, 1944
(10th AF) 30+ P-40s continue support of ground forces near Myitkyina

July 5, 1944
(10th AF) 20+ P-40s and A-36s continue support in the Myitkyina sector while 12 other aircraft fly armed reconnaissance in the same area

July 6, 1944
(10th AF) Twelve P-40s attack a bridge near Myitkyina

July 7, 1944
(10th AF) Twenty fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity at Okkyin and Namkwin and strafe trucks near Myitkyina

July 8, 1944
(10th AF) 30+ A-36s and P-40s hit a bridge at Myitkyina and support ground forces in the area

July 9, 1944
(10th AF) A-36s, P-51s, P-47s, and P-40s support ground forces and hit a bridge in the Myitkyina area

July 10, 1944
(10th AF) 24 P-40s and P-51s support ground forces at Myitkyina

July 11, 1944
(10th AF) 70+ fighter-bombers pound barracks at Myitkyina

July 12, 1944
(10th AF) 44 P-40s support ground forces in the Myitkyina area. B-25s hit targets of opportunity in the Myitkyina area

July 13, 1944
(10th AF) 44 P-40s and P-51s support ground forces in the Myitkyina area

July 14, 1944
(10th AF) 49 P-40s pound enemy forces in the Myitkyina vicinity. P-51s and P-47s support ground forces near Myitkyina

July 15, 1944
(10th AF) 38 P-40s continue support of ground forces in the Myitkyina area. 20 B-25s attack the Myitkyina area.

July 16, 1944
(10th AF) 27 P-40s continue to hit forces in the Myitkyina area

July 17, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s, P-47s, and P-51s continue to hit forces in the Myitkyina area

July 18, 1944
(10th AF) 25 P-40s hit the Myitkyina area. B-25s bomb Myitkyina

July 19, 1944
(10th AF) 30+ P-40s and P-51s hit the Myitkyina area and support ground forces near Kamaing; Myitkyina is also bombed by 9 B-25s.

July 20, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s attack targets in the Myitkyina area.

July 22, 1944
(10th AF) 14 P-40s attack forces in the Myitkyina area

July 23, 1944
(10th AF) 100+ fighter-bombers hit enemy positions in the Myitkyina area, support ground forces at Szigahtawng; B-25s hit the Myitkyina.

July 24, 1944
(10th AF) 28 P-40s hit Myitkyina

July 25, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s and P-51s hit targets around Myitkyina

July 26, 1944
(10th AF) 42 P-40s pound the Myitkyina area

July 27, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb the Myitkyina

July 28, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb the Myitkyina

July 29, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb the Myitkyina

July 30, 1944
(10th AF) 30+ fighter-bombers attack Myitkyina.

July 31, 1944
(10th AF) 20 fighter-bombers hit Myitkyina, 14 others support ground forces near Myitkyina

August 1, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers attack support ground forces in the Myitkyina sector

August 2, 1944
(10th AF) P-40s attack gun positions and strongpoints at Myitkyina

August 3, 1944
(10th AF) B-25s attack bridges along the railroad from Naba to Myitkyina

August 4, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers hit various targets, including Myitkyina

August 6, 1944
(10th AF) a few P-40s strafe targets of opportunity in the Myitkyina area.

August 20, 1944
(10th AF) Four P-51s hit targets of opportunity at Myintha

September 23, 1944
(10th AF) 19 P-47s attack bridges along a line Wanling-Bhamo-Myitkyina destroying 1 bridge

October 4, 1944
(10th AF) Eight P-47s damage approaches to a bridge between Myitkyina and Bhamo

October 24, 1944
(10th AF) Fighter-bombers provide close support of British troops advancing on the right flank of the front known as the "Rail Corridor," and of Chinese forces pushing down the left flank along the Myitkyina-Bhamo road.

November 3, 1944
(10th AF) A single B-25 attacks targets of opportunity between Myitkyina and Lashio

November 5, 1944
(10th AF) 28 P-47s maintain patrols south of Myitkyina

November 6, 1944
(10th AF) 28 P-47s fly combat patrols south of Myitkyina

November 7, 1944
(10th AF) 28 P-47s maintain overlapping patrols over the area south of Myitkyina

November 14, 1944
(10th AF) 30+ fighter-bombers maintain patrols south of Myitkyina

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January 3, 2014

 

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