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American missions against Sawar and Sawar Airfield
April 21 - October 23, 1944

April 21, 1944
(USN) Task Force 58 (TF 58) attacks the airfield at Sawar in conjunction with support for the American landing at Hollandia.

April 22, 1944
(USN) SB2C Helldivers from VB-2 attacked Sawar Airfield. Reference viaDauntless Helldivers by Harold Buell page 269.

Click For EnlargementApril 28, 1944
(5th AF) Aerial reconnaissance photo of Sawar.

May 7, 1944
B-24s, B-25s and P-40s hit Sawar-Maffin Bay area

May 13, 1944
B-24s and B-25s hit airfield at Sawar

May 14, 1944
B-24s bomb Sawar area

May 15, 1944
B-24s and B-25s attack Sawar

May 16, 1944
aircraft pound Sawar area

May 17, 1944
B-24s and B-25s hit targets in the general vicinity at Sawar

May 30, 1944
B-25s bomb and strafe the shoreline from the NW of Sawar

June 2, 1944
B-24s and B-25s hit bivouacs NE of Sawar airfield

June 3, 1944
P-47s and P-40s hit Sawar Airfield

July 11, 1944
A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Sarmi-Sawar area

July 19, 1944
Fighter-bomber's hit Sawar.

August 11, 1944
A-20s pound Japanese HQ and bivouac areas S of Sawar

August 19, 1944
A-20s operating in force in support of ground troops pound targets in the Sawar-Sarmi sector

August 21, 1944
A-20s and fighter-bombers hit supply dumps in the Sawar-Sarmi sector

October 22, 1944
A-20s blast pillboxes and occupied areas in the Metimedan-Sawar Rivers sector

October 23, 1944
A-20s support ground forces further E in the Sawar River-Orai River area

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