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American missions against Mili Atoll (Milie), Mili Island and Mili Airfield
June 17, 1943 - August 30, 1944
February 1, 1942
(USN) Task Force 8 (TF-8) under the command of Vice Admiral W. F. Halsey and Task Force 17 (TF-17) under the command of Rear Admiral F. J. Fletcher, built around the carriers Enterprise and Yorktown, bombed and bombarded enemy installations on the islands of Wotje, Kwajalein, Jaluit, Makin, and Mili

June 17, 1943
(7th AF) The first night photo-reconnaissance mission by the VII Bomber Command: three B-24's photograph Mille Atoll.

November 6, 1943
(7th AF) Nine B-24 hit Mille Atoll.

November 15, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's bomb Mille.

November 17, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's bomb Mille Atoll.

November 18, 1943
(7th AF) 19 B-24's bomb Mille Atoll.

November 22, 1943
(7th AF) 11 B-24's bomb Mille Atoll. The B-24's claim 2 interceptors shot down.

November 27, 1943
(7th AF) 8 B-24's from Canton in the Phoenix and Nukufetau in the Ellice bomb Mille Atoll.

December 1, 1943
(7th AF) 4 B-24's, flying out of Funafuti Atoll bomb Mille Atoll.

December 4, 1943
(7th AF) 34 B-24's from the Ellice and Canton bomb Mille Atoll.

December 7, 1943
(7th AF) Drops bombs on Mille Atoll.

Decmeber 8, 1943
(7th AF) 11 B-24 Canton bomb Mille Atoll.

Decmeber 9, 1945
19 B-24's from Funafuti Atoll in the Ellice bomb Mille Atoll. The B-24's claim 5 fighters destroyed.

December 17, 1943
(7th AF) 9 are recalled because of weather; 1 bombs the alternate target of Mille Atoll.

December 18, 1943
(7th AF) 14 B-24's bomb Mille Atoll.

Decmeber 19, 1943
(7th AF) 29 B-24's bomb barracks, hangars, and wharf areas on Mille Atoll. P-39's strafe Mille Atoll.

Decmeber 21, 1943
(7th AF) 16 P-39's strafe fuel dumps, shipping, and AA at Mille Atoll.

Decemmber 22, 1943
(7th AF) 11 A-24s dive-bomb cargo ships in Mille Atoll.

December 23, 1943
(7th AF) 10 A-24s escorted by 20 P-39's, attack Mille Atoll hitting shore installations and a cargo vessel (wrecked by the previous day's raid) in the lagoon.

December 25, 1943
(7th AF) 10 A-24s supported by P-39's, attack Mille Atoll hitting the runway, ammunition storage, and an AA position.

December 26, 1943
(7th AF) P-39's fly reconnaissance and strafing missions over Mille Atoll.

December 28, 1943
(7th AF) 15 B-24's staging Mille Atoll. 18 A-24s with an escort of 20 P-39's, attack Mille; this attack is followed by another against the atoll carried out by 9 B-25's supported by 12 P-39s.

December 30, 1943
(7th AF) A-24s escorted by 24 P-39's, dive-bomb gun positions on Mille.

January 1, 1944
(7th AF) Sixteen P-39's strafe Mille Lagoon and attack shipping to the north two small vessels are heavily damaged.

January 2, 1944
(7th AF) P-39's strafe shipping at Mille.

January 3, 1944
(7th AF) Twenty-four A-24s dive-bomb AA positions and radar and radio facilities on Mille Atoll. 20 supporting P-39's strafe the runway of Mille Airfield and oil storage.

January 10, 1944
(7th AF) Four P-39's from Makin strafe Mille Atoll; 1 of the P-39's drops two 500-lb bombs on the fuel storage area. Also, four B-24s staging from Canton via Baker hit Mille.

January 11, 1944
(7th AF) Four P-39's from Makin dive-bomb and strafe runways on Mille Airfield.

January 12, 1944
(7th AF) 21 A-24s from Makin dive-bomb AA positions and the storage area on Mille and 20 supporting P-39's strafe the runways of Mille Airfield.

January 13, 1944
(7th AF) 21 A-24s from Makin dive-bomb dock, barracks, and storage area on Mille; some of the 16 escorting P-39's strafe ground targets Also, ten other P-39's carry out strafing mission over Mille.

January 16, 1944
(7th AF) 25 A-24s, 16 P-39's, and 8 P-40's from Makin strike Mille; A-24s bomb and strafe AA positions and storage areas, the P-40's bomb and strafe barracks and AA emplacements and the P-39's strafe runways; 2 P-39's are lost; ; 2 P-39's are lost including P-39Q 42-19469. P-39's sent up on interceptor missions claim 3 Japanese airplanes destroyed over Mille and Makin.

January 17, 1944
(7th AF) Four P-40's from Makin bomb and strafe Mille Airfield.

January 18, 1944
(7th AF) Twelve B-25s from Abemama attack barracks area, runway and gun position on the north part of Mille.

January 19, 1944
(7th AF) Seventeen B-25's from Tarawa flying at low altitude hit Mille. The B-25's score hits on gun positions, fuel dumps, and hit Mille Airfield area in general; AA fire claims B-25D 41-30613 (MIA).

January 20, 1944
(7th AF) Four P-40's bomb Mille.

January 21, 1944
(7th AF) Nine B-25's hit gun positions, barracks on Mille and the runway at Mille Airfield.

January 22, 1944
(7th AF) Eighteen B-24's, flying from Tarawa hit targets on Mille.

January 23, 1944
(7th AF) A single B-24 bombs Mille during return flight after developing engine trouble.

January 24, 1944
(7th AF) Twenty-four A-24s from Makin supported by twelve P-39's and 7 P-40's, hit gun positions, storage areas, and barracks on Mille. A single B-24 bombs Mille.

January 25, 1944
(7th AF) Twenty-four A-24s from Makin supported by twelve P-39's, attack gun positions on Mille.

January 27, 1944
(7th AF) Twenty-three A-24s, supported by ten P-39's, pound Mille.

January 29, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s maintain day and night attacks (both multiple-plane missions and single-plane attacks at intervals) against Mille. Also, Twelve P-39s operating in flights of four aircraft, patrol and strafe Mille all day to deny the use of Mille Airfield to the enemy.

Janauary 30, 1944
(7th AF) P-40's and P-39's maintain patrols over Mille Atoll, bombing and strafing Mille Airfield to prevent its use by the enemy against invading US forces

January 31, 1944
(7th AF) Nineteen A-24s bomb Mille Airfield, over which P-39's and P-40's maintain all-day cover and harassment.

February 1, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s on armed reconnaissance over Mille strafe a beached schooner.

February 2, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s and P-40s bomb runways at Mille Airfield and gun positions on Mille and along with P-39 escort strafe the northeast tip of Mille.

February 3, 1944

(7th AF) P-40s from Makin bomb and strafe Mille.

February 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Mille. P-40s strafe Mille.

February 5, 1944
(7th AF) P-39s strafe runways at Mille Airfield.

February 6, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s attack Mille.

February 8, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Mille.

February 11, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s and P-39s dive-bomb and strafe hangar at Mille Airfield plus installations and gun positions on Mille.

February 12, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s and P-39s bomb and strafe Mille.

February 13, 1944
(7th AF) During the night of 13/14 Feb, B-24s operating individually at intervals, bomb Mille.

February 15, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Mille. Ten P-40s from Makin bomb and strafe the runway at Mille Airfield and a disabled vessel at Mille.

February 16, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s bomb Mille.

February 18, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s bomb and strafe Mille.

February 19, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s bomb and strafe Mille.

February 20, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s from Makin strafe and bomb runways at Mille Airfield and small vessels at Mille.

February 21, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s hit Mille.

February 22, 1944
(7th AF) Eight A-24s and nine P-40s from Makin bomb Mille. One P-40 launches rockets against Mille Airfield targets in the first such attack by a Seventh Air Force aircraft.

February 23, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s from Makin bomb Mille; two small boats are destroyed by strafing.

February 24, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s from Makin strafe and bomb the runway at Mille Airfield and radio installation on Mille.

February 25, 1944
(7th AF) B-25's hit Mille.

February 26, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s bomb and strafe targets on Mille.

February 27, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s and P-40s hit Mille. B-25s hit Mille.

February 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s strafe and bomb the runway at Mille Airfield and radio installation on Mille.

February 29, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Mille. B-25s hit Mille. P-40s attack Mille.

March 1, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s and P-40s hit Jaluit and Mille.

March 4, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s from Makin bomb and strafe runways at Mille Airfield.

March 5, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s carry out fighter-bomber mission against runways at Mille Airfield and installations at Mille. B-25s hit Mille. B-24s bomb Mille.

March 6, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s and P-40s bomb and strafe runways at Mille Airfield

March 7, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s bomb and strafe Mille Airfield.

March 8, 1944
(7th AF) A-24s and P-40s bomb and strafe runway at Mille Airfield and AA positions at Mille.

March 10, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s and P-40s from Makin and B-25s from Tarawa, AA positions and radio installations at Mille

March 11, 1944
(7th AF) P-40s and B-25s hit Mille.

March 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Mille.

March 13, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Abemama and Tarawa pound Mille.

March 16, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Mille.

March 18, 1944
(USN) Task Group 50.10 (Rear Admiral W. A. Lee), composed of USS Lexington CV-16, two battleships including USS New Jersey BB-62, and a destroyer screen, bombed and bombard bypassed Mili. Carrier aircraft perform morning and afternoon strikes, lost is SBD-5 Dauntless 36540.
(7th AF) One B-24 from Tarawa bombs Mille and photographs Mille.

March 19, 1944
(USN) Carrier aircraft from USS Lexington CV-16 continue to attack Milli during the morning and afternoon.
(7th AF) A single B-24 from Tarawa bombs and photographs Mille.

March 20, 1944
(7th AF) One B-25 bombs Mille, rearms at Majuro and again bombs Mille on the return trip.

March 21, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s hit Mille.

March 22, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Mille.

March 27, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s and B-24s hit Mille.

March 28, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Mille.

March 30, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Mille.

April 9, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s on a photo reconnaissance mission over Mille.

April 15, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Mille.

April 16, 1944
(7th) B-25s from Abemama hit Maloelap and Mille.

April 17, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Mille.

April 22, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Mille.

April 27, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Mille.

April 28, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin strike Jaluit and Mille.

May 28, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Mille.

May 29, 1944
(7th AF) Operations are restricted to photo missions over Mille.

August 22, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s hit Mille.

August 30, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s hit Mille.



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