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American missions against Woleai and Woleai Airfield
April 1, 1944 - April 27, 1945

Apirl 1, 1944
(USN) Task Force 58 (Vice Admiral M. A. Mitscher) launches raid against Woleai, including USS Alabama (BB-60). Lost are F6F 40691 (MIA) F6F 40695 (rescued), TBM 25443 (resuced), F6F 25827 (resuced), F6F 40078 (resuced). Serving on lifeguard duty, USS Harder SS-257 rescues Ensign Galvin from Taugalap Island.

April 18, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Woleai Atoll.
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 24 aircraft over the island.

April 19, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Woleai Atoll.
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 23 aircraft over the island.

April 20, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Woleai Atoll.
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 13 aircraft over the island.

April 21, 1944
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 22 aircraft over the island.

April 22, 1944
(Japanese) 3 / 52 Field Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion on Woleai noted 19 aircraft attacking. Three were claimed shot down and two were damaged.

April 23, 1944
(13th AF) 20+ B-24s bomb airfield and supply areas on Woleai Atoll.
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 27 aircraft over the island.

April 24, 1944
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 15 aircraft over the island.

April 25, 1944
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 22 aircraft over the island.

April 26, 1944
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 19 aircraft over the island.

April 27, 1944
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 1 B-aircraft over the island.

April 28, 1944
(13th AF) 21 B-24s bomb the airfield on Woleai Atoll
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 2 and 22 aircraft over the island.

April 29, 1944
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 12 aircraft over the island.

April 30, 1944
(13th AF) 23 B-24s bomb the airfield on Woleai Atoll
(Japanese) Anti-Aircraft units noted 23 aircraft over the island.

May 1. 1944
(13th AF) B-24s of the Thirteenth Air Task Force hit Woleai

May 6. 1944
(13th AF) B-24s of the Thirteenth Air Task Force hit Woleai

May 9, 1944
12 B-24s of the Thirteenth Air Task Force bomb Woleai.

May 15, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s from Los Negros bomb AA guns on Woleai and Paliau at Woleai.

May 28, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb the airfield on Woleai.

May 29, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Woleai Atoll and other nearby islands

May 30, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s hit Woleai.

June 13, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Woleai.

June 20, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s attack Woleai.

June 22, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s attack Woleai.

June 23, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s attack Woleai.

June 26, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s on armed reconnaissance bomb Woleai Airfield.

June 27, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s on armed reconnaissance bomb Woleai Airfield.

June 28, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb communications on Woleai.

July 3, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s hit Woleai.

July 4, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb the airstrip at Woleai.

July 5, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb the airstrip and AA guns on Woleai.

July 6, 1944
(13th AF) A few B-24s bomb the airfield at Woleai.

Click For EnlargementJuly 7, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb the runway at Woleai.

July 9, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s attack Woleai.

July 11, 1944
(FEAF) Aircraft bomb Woleai.

July 17, 1944
(FEAF) Snooper mission against Woleai.

July 25, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the airfield and other targets in Woleai.

July 26, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s again hit supply areas, communication, and other targets on Woleai.

July 27, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s hit the airfield on Woleai.

July 28, 1944
(FEAF) Targets in Woleai Atoll are bombed by 4 squadrons of B-24s; the airfield and supply area are well covered.

July 29, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb supply areas in Woleai. The nearby islands of Mariaon and Tagaulap are also hit.

July 30, 1944
(FEAF) The supply area on Woleai is again bombed by B-24s.

July 31, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s again strike Woleai.

August 3, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb islands in the Woleai group.

August 26, 1944
(FEAF) A B-24 on armed reconnaissance bombs Woleai.

August 27, 1944
(FEAF) A B-24 flys photo reconnaissance of Woleai Atoll.

November 15, 1944
(7th AF) 22 Saipan and Guam based B-24s bomb Woleai, hitting an airfield and adjacent installations and firing an oil dump.

December 17, 1944
(7th AF) 3 B-24s from Saipan on armed reconnaissance, bomb Woleai.

December 18, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s return by way of Woleai and photograph it.

December 23, 1944
(7th AF) 3 B-24s from Guam, flying armed reconnaissance bomb Woleai.

January 10, 1945
(7th AF) 2 other B-24s, on armed reconnaissance, hit airfield on Woleai.

January 23, 1945
(7th AF) 3 B-24 Guam fly armed reconnaissance over Woleai.

January 30, 1945
(7th AF) 3 B-24 bomb the airfield on Woleai.

February 7, 1945
(7th AF) 2 B-24 bomb the airfield in Woleai.

March 13, 1945
(7th AF) 6 B-24s from Guam hit Woleai.

April 27, 1945
(7th AF) 11 Guam based B-24s bomb Woleai.

References
Thanks to Yukitoshi-san for additional information.

 

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