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American missions against Kendari and Kendari Airfield
January 28, 1942 - February 16, 1945

January 28, 1942
(FEAF) B-17s attack Kendari Airfield.

February 8, 1942
(FEAF) Nine 7th BG B-17s attempt to bomb Kendari II Airfield, but are repulsed by fighter attacks.

February 9, 1942
(FEAF) Nine 7th BG B-17s, armed with seven 100 lbs bombs and a bomb bay fuel tank attempted to bomb the Japanese occupied Kendari II Airfield. A dozen fighters trailed the formation from behind and made head on attacks, shooting down B-17E 41-2492 and B-17E 41-2456 and damaging B-17E 41-2482. Forced to jettison their bomb bay fuel tanks, the remaining B-17s aborted their mission.

June 30, 1942
(5th AF) B-17s attack Kendari Airfield. Returning B-17E 41-9014 crashed in the early hours of July 1, 1942 killing three of the crew.

February 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Kendari Airfield.

April 20, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Kaimana and targets of opportunity on Kendari.

April 24, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Kendari Airfield.

May 16, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb the Kendari Airfield area.

May 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's hit the Kendari area.

June 15, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Kendari Airfied in the evening.

July 3, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb airfields in the Rabaul area and hit Kendari Airfield.

August 23, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Kendari town and Kendari Airfield.

September 13, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Kendari.

January 8, 1944
(FEAF) B-24's bomb Kendari.

February 11, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Kendari Airfield.

September 4, 1944
(FEAF) During the night of 4/5 Sep B-24s bomb Kendari Airfield.

September 5, 1944
(FEAF) Small-scale B-24 strikes hit Kendari Airfield.

September 16, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Kendari air depot.

September 25, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s hit Kendari Airfield.

September 26, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s and B-24s bomb Liang Airfield and Kendari Airfield.

September 29, 1944
(FEAF) Kendari Airfield is bombed by B-24s.

October 25, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s attack shipping in the Makassar-Kendari area.

November 18, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the Polewali shipyards in the Kendari area.

January 10, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s attack Kendari Airfield.

January 11, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s attack Kendari Airfield.

February 16, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s pound Kendari Airfield.

 

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