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Japanese missions against Babo and Babo Airfield
December 30, 1941

December 30, 1941
(IJN) Attacked by H6K Emily flying boats, leaving three dead and fourteen wounded, including a number of children

Allied missions against Babo and Babo Airfield
February 7, 1943 - November 5, 1944

February 7, 1943
(5th AF) A single B-24 bombs Babo.

March 8, 1943
(5th AF) A B-24 operating individually, hits Babo.

March 31, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Babo.

April 7, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb the landing ground at Babo. Single heavy bombers.

May 4, 1943
(5th AF) In New Guinea, B-24's bomb Babo.

May 29, 1943
(5th AF) Heavy and medium bombers, operating individually or in flights of 2 bombers, attack the town, airfields, shipping, docks, and other targets at various places, including Babo.

June 3, 1943
Night PBYs attack Babo, that destroyed a number of aircraft.

July 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Babo

August 19, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's sink a small craft near Babo.

August 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Babo, New Guinea

September 8, 1943
(5th AF) 38th BG, 529th BS B-24s bomb Babo Airfield from 12,000'

March 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Babo.

March 25, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb the Babo-Urarom area.

April 3, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s bomb the Babo area.

April 18, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers hit Manokwari and Babo.

April 27, 1944
(5th AF) Babo is bombed by 9 B-24s

May 27, 1944
(5th AF) Babo Airfield and Biak Island are pounded by 170+ B-24s and B-25s of the 38th BG.

May 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s hit Babo

Click For EnlargementClick For EnlargementMay 31, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s of the 38th BG, 822nd BS and A-20s hit the Babo area.

June 3, 1944
(5th AF) 19 x P-38s of the 49th FG and P-47s fly an escort mission over Babo, meeting 15 to 20 Zekes and Oscars over Babo. The 49th FG claims: nine Oscars and two Zekes destroyed and one Zeke and three Oscars listed as probables. Ten enemy planes were destroyed by tail shots, and the eleventh by a 20 degree head-on deflection shot. P-38J 43-28516 failed to return.

June 6, 1944
(5th AF) 20 x P-38s of the 49th FG escort A-20's to Babo, but no enemy planes were sighted and our planes returned uneventful to base. A-20s hit the airfield at Babo.

June 10, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s hit the airfield at Babo, destroying grounded aircraft, a fuel dump, several buildings, and a gun position.

June 14, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s hit the airfield at Babo, the Orai River bridge, and fuel dumps and other targets near the river's mouth.

June 16, 1944
(5th AF) Airfields and shipping at Babo is attacked.

June 17, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and B-25s and fighters hit airstrips in the Babo area.

June 24, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-26s, and A-20s attack shipping in the Babo area on MacCluer Gulf

June 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, A-26s, P-40s and P-47s hit airfields, gun positions, and various other targets in or near Babo.

June 28, 1944
(5th AF) Attack on a village near Babo.

June 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers attack airfields and AA guns at Babo.

July 6, 1944
(5th AF) Gun positions, comm targets, and supply dumps in the area around Babo are hit by B-24s, A-26s, A-20s, and P-38s.

July 8, 1944
(5th AF) Medium bombers and fighter-bombers hit fuel dumps, barges, villages, and various other targets at Babo

July 9, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers pound shipping, airfields, troops, and other targets at Babo, and various points along the coastline of Geelvink Bay.

July 11, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s pound airfield at Babo.

July 13, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s bomb gun positions and the airfield at Babo.

July 16, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb supply dumps N of Moemi and attack shipping in the Kokas-Babo area.

July 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb airfields at Babo.

July 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s bomb shipping and air facilities at Babo.

July 28, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and A-20s pound airfields at Manokwari and Babo.

July 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s a supply village W of Babo.

August 8, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s hit Babo Airfield

August 12, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s pound the airfield at Babo.

August 14, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s pound the airfield at Babo.

August 23, 1944
(RAAF) 36 aircraft raid on Babo Airfield No. 2 runway, with 31 bombs hit the runway, P-40 Kittyhawk A29-568 is shot down by anti-aircraft fire.

August 24, 1944
(RAAF) 80th Sqn P-40s attack Babo. No. 78 scored 24 bomb hits on runway and dispersal areas

August 25, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers hit Babo Airfield.
(RAAF) 36 No. 78 Sqn score 23 hits on runway No. 2, RAAF flew 304 sorties the the past three days.

August 27, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers hit Babo. One P-38J 42-104359 shot down by AA fire.

August 30, 1944
(5th AF) P-38s bomb airfields at Babo and Ransiki. (RAAF) P-40s from 80 Squadron.

September 1, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, P-40s and B-25s bomb runways at Babo.

September 3, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers hit Babo

September 8, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s hit airstrip and targets of opportunity at Babo

September 9, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s hit Babo Airfield

September 13, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers hit Babo AA positions.

September 14, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and B-25s bomb Babo Airfield

September 24, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers attack Babo.

September 30, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers hit Babo.

October 2, 1944
(RAAF) 82 Squadron P-40s attack the airfield

October 5, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers attack Babo.

October 7, 1944
(5th AF) P-38s and B-25s strike Babo airfield.

October 11, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s hit Babo Airfield.

October 18, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s attack Sagan and Babo.

October 19, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers blast airfield at Babo.

October 24, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers again pound Babo

November 1, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and B-25s hit Babo Airfield.

November 5, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and B-25s bomb Babo Airfield.

 

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