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American missions against Colonia and Colonia Airfield
April 1, 1944 - August 10, 1944

April 1, 1944
(USN) The Fifth Fleet force, built around Task Force 58 (Vice Admiral M. A. Mitscher) with 11 carriers, launched a series of attacks on Yap.

June 28, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Colonia Airfield and Colonia (Yap Town) on Yap.

July 3, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s hit airstrips, AA positions, and targets of opportunity in the Yap.

July 5, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb airstrips and AA guns on Yap.

July 10, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb airfields and town areas at Yap.

July 19, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s, striking in 2 waves, attack the airfield on Yap.

July 21, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s again pound Yap, concentrating on the airfield; fighters, many dropping phosphorus bombs on the bomber formation, attack fiercely but ineffectively; the B-24s claim 7 fighters shot down.

July 22, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s attack the airfield on Yap.

July 23, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Yap, hitting the town area and airfield.

July 25-28, 1944
(USN) Task Force 58 preforms strikes on the Western Carolines, including Yap, taking photographic planes obtained intelligence of enemy defenses.

August 2, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the airfield at Yap.

August 4, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the airfield at Yap.

August 8, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Yap and Gagil-Tomil Island, concentrating on airstrips.

August 10, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s attack Yap, concentrating on AA positions, airfields and the town of Yap.

 

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