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American missions against Rota and Rota Airfield
February 23, 1944 - July 26, 1945

February 23, 1944
(USN) Carrier aircraft attack Rota.

May 21, 1944
(7th AF) 8 B-24s stage through Eniwetok to bomb Rota then rearm at Los Negros.

June 27, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s make strafing and rocket attacks on Rota.

June 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s and P-61s carry out daylight raids and defensive night patrols over Rota.

June 29, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s carry out bombing and strafing missions over Rota.

June 30, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s on Saipan continue to pound enemy forces remaining on Rota.

July 1, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly bombing and strafing missions over Rota.

July 2, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s on Saipan bomb and strafe Rota.

July 3, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Rota.

July 4, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber operations over Rota.

July 5, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber operations over Rota.

July 6, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s bomb and strafe Rota.

July 7, 1944
(7th AF) During the night of 6/7 July, P-61s carry out interceptor missions over Guam, Saipan, and Rota.

July 24, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Rota.

August 1, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Rota.

August 12, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Rota.

August 14, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Rota.

September 24, 1944
(7th AF) Sixteen P-47s strafe AA positions on Rota.

June 30, 1945
(20th AF) 509th Composite Group, scheduled to deliver the first atomic bomb attack on Japan, begins combat flight training from Tinian; flying practice missions such as two or more short bombing Rota.

July 26, 1945
(USMC) Marine pilots from USS Vella Gulf attack Rota.

 

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