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American missions against Biak Island
April 28, 1944– August 17, 1944

April 28, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s bomb airfields on Biak.

May 2, 1944
(5th AF) Two B-24s bomb the airfield on Biak.

May 6, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Biak.

May 7, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers and fighters hit Biak.

May 11, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers hit targets of opportunity on Biak.

May 15, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers hit targets of opportunity on Biak.

May 16, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers hit airfields and supply areas on Biak.

May 19, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s pound beach defenses at Bosnik on Biak and hit the area between Bosnik and Mokmer.

May 20, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers it Biak.

May 21, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers hit Biak.

May 22, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s bomb storage areas at Sorido on Biak.

May 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, A-20s and P-38s hit targets on Biak including trucks at Borokoe, AA positions and control tower at Mokmer Airfield, Sorido.

May 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Biak.

May 27, 1944
(5th AF) Biak is pounded by B-24s and B-25s; after the aerial and naval bombardment, Allied amphibious forces land on at Bosnik on Biak secure the beachhead, and gain control of a trail over ridges to the inland plateau to the north. P-47s from the 342nd FS operating from Wakde Intercepting a Japanese air raid against Baik and claim five shot down. Actual Japanese losses were four Ki-43s, including Lt Oshima). All four Ki-45 Nicks were lost including Ki-45 piloted by Takada (KIA).

May 28, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s in support of ground forces on Biak, hiting villages, supply areas, troop concentrations and gun positions on Biak.

May 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s pound gun positions, defense areas and troops, as the first tank battle of the SWPA is fought west of Parai on Biak.

May 30, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s hit enemy positions as fighting on Biak Island slacks temporarily.

May 31, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s cover the beachhead on Biak.

June 1, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s attack Biak.

June 3, 1944
(5th AF) P-38s and P-47s battle fighters over Biak.

June 12, 1944
(5th AF) Fierce ground fighting continues on Biak while Japanese aircraft attack Allied ground forces and shipping offshore; P-47s battle attacking aircraft, shooting down several

June 24, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers hit enemy positions in caves east of Mokmer Airfield on Biak.

June 26, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters hit Biak.

June 27, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters hit Biak.

June 28, 1944
(FEAF) Aircraft hit Japanese positions and occupied areas and buildings on Biak.

July 3, 1944
(FEAF)  B-24s, A-20s, and fighters hit Biak.

July 4, 1944
(FEAF) P-47s strafe targets of opportunity on Biak

July 5, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers pound troops, and other targets on Biak.

July 9, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers pound troops, and other targets on Biak.

July 21, 1944
(FEAF) P-39s hit caves and barge hideouts on the north coast of Biak and support ground forces along the Verkam River.

August 3, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s support Allied ground forces on Biak by hitting troops in the Korim Bay area.

August 17, 1944
(FEAF) On Biak, P-40s, supporting ground forces landing at Wardo, pound shore positions and troops inland as the enemy remnants on Biak break up into small groups.

Japanese missions against Biak Island
May 27, 1944

May 27, 1944
(JAAF) A joint JAAF and IJN raid was launched to attack the American fleet off Biak. The raid consisted of four Ki-45 Nicks of the 5th Sentai lead by Major Takada from Sorong and seven Ki-43 Oscars of the 24th Sentai led by Lt. Oshima. The Nicks attempted to bomb and straffe the ships, followed by the Ki-43s to do the same. Intercepting, P-47s from the 342nd FS operating from Wakde claim five shot down (actual losses were only four Ki-43s, including Lt Oshima). All four Ki-45 Nicks were lost including Ki-45 piloted by Takada (KIA).

June 12, 1944
(JAAF) Japanese aircraft attack Allied ground forces and shipping offshore; P-47s battle attacking aircraft, shooting down several.

 

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