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American Missions Against Wotje Island, Wotje Airfield and Wotje Seaplane Base
February 1, 1942 - September 8, 1944

Click For EnlargementFebruary 1, 1942
(USN) First U.S. Carrier Offensive - Task Forces 8 (Vice Admiral W. F. Halsey) and 17 (Rear Admiral F. J. Fletcher), built around the carriers Enterprise and Yorktown, bombed and bombarded enemy installations on Wotje

January 29, 1943
(USN) Six heavy and six light carriers, in four groups of Task Force 58 (Rear Admiral M. A. Mitscher), opened the campaign to capture the Marshalls (29 Jan) with heavy air attacks on Wotje.

December 4, 1943
(USN) Two groups of Task Force 50 (Rear Admiral C. A. Pownall), composed of four heavy and two light carriers and screening ships, bombed airfields and shipping at Wotje

December 7, 1943
(7th AF) During the night of 6/7 Dec, B-24's, staging through Tarawa , hit targets on Maloelap and Wotje

December 13, 1943
(7th AF) 10 B-24's from Canton, staging through Baker bomb Wotje.

December 15, 1943
(7th AF) 10 B-24s staging from Canton through Baker, bomb Wotje.

December 23, 1943
(7th AF) B-24s from Canton staging through Baker hit Wotje and Maloelap

Click For EnlargementDecember 24, 1943
(7th AF) 18 B-24's staging through Ellice bomb Wotje.

December 26, 1943
(7th AF) 16 B-24's, staging through Tarawa bomb Wotje

January 8, 1944
(7th AF) B-24's staging through Tarawa bomb Wotje

January 13, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25's from Tarawa attack harbor shipping at Wotje.

January 14, 1944
(7th AF) 3 B-25's from Makin fly a mission against shipping off Wotje; 2 of the B-25's attack 2 small vessels, sinking 1 and damaging the other; other B-25 bomb Wotje Airfield and building on the southern part of Wotje.

January 19, 1944
(7th AF) 13 B-24's, staging through Tarawa hit Wotje during the night of 19/20 Jan. Lost is B-24D "Sexy Sue" 41-23938

January 22, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25s, flying out of Tarawa, bomb shipping and shore installations at Wotje

January 23, 1944
(7th AF) 23 B-24's, flying out of Makin and Abemama bomb Wotje at dusk

January 24, 1944
(7th AF) In the late afternoon, 8 B-25's, staging through Makin bomb Wotje Airfield

January 27, 1944
(7th AF) 9 B-25s staging through Makin hit Wotje

January 28, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s attack Wotje. B-24's, taking off at varying intervals, carry out several hours of strikes against Wotje,

January 29, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s attack Wotje. Also, nine B-25's from Tarawa strike shipping and shore installations at Wotje

January 31, 1944
(7th AF) During the night of 31 Jan/1 Feb, 8 B-24's, attacking at intervals, bomb Wotje.

February 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Wotje. B-25s also hit Wotje.

February 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s hit Wotje

February 7, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Wotje

February 9, 1944
(7th AF) During a dusk-to-dawn operation on 9/10 Feb B-24s operating at intervals from Tarawa maintain strikes against Wotje.

February 10, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa hit Wotje

February 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Wotje

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

February 16, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Tarawa bomb Wotje

February 19, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa hit Wotje

February 20, 1944
(7th AF) Nine B-25s from Tarawa bomb Wotje Airfield

February 24, 1944
(7th AF) Nine B-25s from Tarawa bomb Wotje Airfield

February 25, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Tarawa bomb Wotje

February 26, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s attack Wotje

February 27, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Abemama hit Wotje and Mille

February 28, 1944
(7th AF) Nine B-25s from Tarawa bomb Wotje Airfield

February 29, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s bomb Wotje

March 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa bomb airfield installations and runways at Wotje Airfield.

March 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa pound Wotje Airfield.

March 8, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Tarawa bomb Wotje

March 10, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa attack Wotje

March 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Tarawa bomb Wotje

March 14, 1944
(7th AF ) B-25s from Tarawa hit Wotje

March 16, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa pound Wotje

March 27, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s and B-24s from Tarawa hit Wotje

March 30, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Tarawa pound Wotje

April 9, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s fly a photo reconnaissance mission over Wotje

April 21, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Kwajalein hit Wotje. During the night of 21/22 Apr, B-24s from Kwajalein bomb Wotje

April 22, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Kwajalein bomb Wotje during the day.

April 23, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Kwajalein bomb Wotje Atoll.

April 24, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Makin bomb Wotje

April 25, 1944
(7th AF) Kwajalein based B-24s, during the night of 24/25 Apr, staging through Eniwetok hit Wotje

April 26, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin hit Wotje

April 27, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin hit Wotje

May 2, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin hit Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base to rearm between strikes

May 3, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Kwajalein bomb Wotje. Others, based at Makin strike Wotje, using Majuro as a rearming base between raids.

May 4, 1944
(7th AF) Twelve B-25s, based at Makin pound Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between the strikes

May 5, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based at Makin pound Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between the strikes.

May 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin hit Wotje

May 7, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin hit Wotje

May 8, 1944
(
7th AF) B-25s based at Makin pound Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between the strikes.

May 9, 1944
(
7th AF) B-25s based at Makin pound Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between the strikes.

May 10, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s based on Makin hit Wotje

May 21, 1944
(7th AF) 53 B-24s from Kwajalein bomb Wotje. 41 B-25s, based on Makin, follow up with bombing and strafing attack on Wotje.

May 24, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s from Makin pound Wotje, using Majuro as a shuttle base for rearming between the strikes.

May 29, 1944
(7th AF) Photo missions are flown over Wotje

June 25, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s based on Kwajelein hit Wotje.

July 18, 1944
(7th AF) Five B-24s, flying out of Kwajalein, hit Wotje

July 23, 1943
(7th AF) B-24s flying out of Kwajalein hit Wotje

August 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s flying out of Kwajalein hit Wotje

August 10, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s flying out of Kwajalein hit Wotje

August 14, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s flying out of Kwajalein hit Wotje

September 4, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s flying out of Kwajalein hit Wotje

September 8, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Kwajalein bomb Wotje.

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