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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 attack Sawar Airfield. Reference: Dauntless Helldivers by Harold Buell page 269.

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

May 7, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s and P-40s hit Sawar-Maffin Bay area.

May 13, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s hit Sawar.

May 14, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Sawar area.

May 15, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s attack Sawar.

May 16, 1944
(5th AF) Aircraft pound Sawar area.

May 17, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s hit targets in the general vicinity at Sawar.

May 30, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s bomb and strafe the shoreline from the NW of Sawar.

June 2, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s hit bivouacs NE of Sawar airfield.

June 3, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s and P-40s hit Sawar Airfield.

July 11, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Sarmi-Sawar area.

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

August 11, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s pound Japanese HQ and bivouac areas south of Sawar.

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

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

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

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



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