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American missions against Pagan Airfield and Pagan Island
June 23, 1944 - July 24, 1945

June 23, 1944
(USN) Carrier aircraft strike Pagan. Lost are F6F Hellcat 42135 and F6F Hellcat 42117.

July 8, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber operations against Pagan

July 11, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s pound forces on Tinian and Pagan

July 18, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s pound Pagan

July 22, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan, using napalm-bombs for the first time, hit Tinian and Pagan

July 25, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s continue to hit Tinian and Pagan

August 1, 1944
(7th AF) P-47 flying is attack Pagan Airfield

August 10, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan-based P-47s hit Tinian and Pagan

August 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s pound Pagan

August 14, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Pagan

August 16, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Saipan hit Pagan

August 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Pagan

August 31, 1944
(7th AF) A single B-24 bombs Pagan

September 1, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based P-47s carry out rocket and strafing strike against Pagan

September 2, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based B-24 hits Pagan. P-47s hit AA positions on Pagan with rocket and strafing attacks

September 3, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Pagan with rockets.

September 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Pagan. P-47 hit Pagan with rockets and strafing attacks.

September 5, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s make strafing and rocket attacks on AA positions on Pagan

September 6, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s make strafing and rocket runs on AA positions on Pagan

September 7, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based P-47s make strafing and rocket attacks on Pagan

September 8, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based B-24s bomb Pagan

September 11, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s pound Pagan with strafing attacks and rockets.

September 12, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan hit AA positions on Pagan with a rocket and bombing attack

September 13, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based P-47s hit buildings on Pagan with rockets and machine gun fire.

September 14, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s make strafing and rocket attacks on warehouses and shelters on Pagan

September 15, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan hit AA positions on Pagan with machine gun and rocket fire.

September 16, 1944
(7th AF) Three B-24s on training and armed reconnaissance missions bomb Pagan. P-47s pound enemy positions on Pagan

September 19, 1944
(7th AF) 24 P-47s bomb and strafe AA positions and storage areas on Pagan

September 20, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan bomb and strafe gun positions on Pagan

September 21, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s on armed reconnaissance and training missions from Saipan bomb Pagan

September 22, 1944
(7th AF) 24 P-47s strafe Pagan.

September 23, 1944
(
7th AF) One B-24 on a training mission hits Pagan.

September 27, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based P-47s bomb and strafe Pagan.

September 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s bomb defenses on Pagan.

September 29, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s bomb and strafe gun positions on Pagan.

September 30, 1944
(7th AF) 1 B-24 hits Pagan. Saipan based P-47s blast Pagan Airfield

October 3, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s pound gun positions, buildings, and a wharf on Pagan.

October 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Saipan attack targets on Pagan. Also, P-47s hit gun positions, beach defenses, buildings, and the wharf area on Pagan

October 5, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based P-47s hit Pagan with rockets and bombs

October 8, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based B-24s hit Pagan. 24 P-47s hit buildings, beach defenses, and gun positions on Pagan.

October 10, 1944
(7th AF) 24 P-47s pound buildings and storage caves on Pagan; later a B-24 bombs the radio station N of the airfield on Pagan

October 11, 1944
(7th AF) Saipan based P-47s hit buildings on Pagan with rockets and bombs

October 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Saipan bomb the airfield area on Pagan. P-47s hit the Pagan Airfield area with bombs and rockets.

October 14, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s on a sweep over Pagan bomb and strafe storage caves

October 15, 1944
(7th AF) One B-24 bombs the airfield at Pagan

October 16, 1944
(7th AF) 15 P-47s and 1 B-24 from Saipan hit Pagan

October 18, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s bomb and strafe Pagan

October 20, 1944
(7th AF) 6 P-47s bomb and strafe Pagan

October 23, 1944
(7th AF) 2 B-24s from Saipan bomb Pagan overnight 23/24.

October 24, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Pagan

October 25, 1944
(7th AF) 8 P-47s bomb Pagan

October 26, 1944
(7th AF) 8 P-47s bomb and strafe Pagan

October 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s bomb Pagan

October 30, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s bomb Pagan

November 1, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s strafe Pagan

November 3, 1944
(7th AF) 34 P-47s from Saipan bomb and strafe Pagan

November 4, 1944
(7th AF) 16 P-47s bomb landing strip on Pagan Island

November 7, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s strafe the airfield on Pagan during the early morning and follow up with rocket and strafing runs later in the morning.

November 8, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s attempt a fighter sweep over Pagan but must abort because of bad weather.

November 9, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan strafe storage caves on Pagan

November 11, 1944
(7th AF) 16 P-47s hit Pagan beach defenses and storage caves.

November 12, 1944
(7th AF) 11 P-47s strafe the runway and storage area on Pagan

November 14, 1944
(7th AF) 4 Saipan based P-47s hit the airfield on Pagan.

November 16, 1944
(7th AF) 12 P-47s and 3 P-38s hit the airfield on Pagan in the first combat strike by P-38s in the Mariana Islands.

November 22, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan pound the airfield on Pagan.

November 24, 1944
(7th AF) 14 Saipan based P-47s strafe landing ground on Pagan.

November 26, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan strafe the airfield on Pagan.

November 29, 1944
(7th AF) 4 P-47s from Saipan strafe Pagan.

December 4, 1944
(7th AF) Three B-24s from Saipan bomb Pagan

December 5, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan strafe the runway on Pagan Airfield.

December 7, 1944
(7th AF) Four P-47s fly reconnaissance over Pagan searching for aircraft but observe none.

December 16, 1944
(7th AF) Daytime activities are limited to reconnaissance flights by B-24s over the Bonin and Kazan and by P-47s over Pagan.

January 16, 1945
(20th AF) 32 of 44 B-29s of the 313th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) fly a shakedown mission against Pagan Airfield.

February 2, 1945
(7th AF) Four P-47s, on a reconnaissance flight, strafe buildings on Pagan

February 21, 1945
(7th AF) 24 P-47s from Saipan hit Pagan with napalm.

February 23, 1945
(7th AF) 2 P-47s from Saipan on armed reconnaissance strafe Pagan

April 13, 1945
(7th AF) 2 Saipan-based P-61 night fighters bomb and strafe Pagan.

April 16, 1945
(7th AF) 2 P-61s from Saipan bomb and strafe Pagan.

July 24, 1945
(USMC) Marine aircraft attack Japanese positions on Pagan

September 2, 1945
(USN) USS Rhind DD-404 with Commodore Vernon F. Grant accepted the surrender of the Japanese garrison on Pagan.

Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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