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American missions against Mokmer Drome
April 28 –  June 24, 1944

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

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) B-24s, B-25s and P-40s hit Biak

Japanese missions against Biak Island

May 27, 1944
(JAAF) As the American landing on Biak began, a joint JAAF and IJN raid was launched to attack the fleet. 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 & straffe the ships, followed by the Ki-43s to do the same. American 342nd FS P-47s operating from Wakde claim 5 of the single engines fighters shot down, but actual losses were only four Ki-43s, including Lt Oshima. All of the Ki-45 Nicks, including the Takada's Ki-45 were lost.

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