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American missions against Satawan and Satawan Airfield
March 28, 1944 - June 13, 1944

March 28, 1944
(USN) PB4Y-1 32170 piloted by Lt(jg) Hamilton M. Dawes, Jr. from VB-115 was intercepted by three enemy fighters at Satawan Island. Despite serious damage from 24 hits, the aircraft returned to base. Top turret gunner AMM3c Louis A. Chiles received a slight flesh wound in the arm from enemy fire. One enemy fighter plane was damaged (Reference: USN Bombing Squadron 115 War Diary - March 1944 page 5)

April 16, 1944
(13th AF) 15 B-24s bomb the runway at Satawan Atoll

April 17, 1944
(13th AF) 20 B-24s bomb the airfield at Satawan

April 18, 1944
(13th AF) 14 B-24s bomb the airfield at Satawan

April 19, 1944
(13th AF) 21 B-24s bomb the airfield at Satawan, hitting the target area with about 50 tons of high explosives

April 29, 1944
(USN) Task Group 58.1 (Rear Admiral J. J. Clark), detached from the main force on the second day, flew protective cover for a cruiser bombardment of Satawan.

June 13, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s from Los Negros hit Satawan

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