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German Missions Against Nauru

December 27, 1940
(kriegsmarine) German Raider Komet bombards the island.

Japanese Missions Against Nauru

August 25, 1942
(IJN) Nine Japanese twin-engined bombers hit Nauru, destroying a clinic.

American Missions Against Nauru and Nauru Airfield

January 28, 1943
(7th AF) One B-24 flies photographic reconnaissance over Nauru

February 9, 1943
(13th AF) Lost on a reconnaissance mission over Nauru is B-17F "My Lovin' Dove" 41-24450, crew rescued 50 days later.

March 26, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's bomb the airfield on Nauru Island

April 20, 1943
(7th AF) 22 B-24's, from Funafuti, carry out a photo-bombing mission over Nauru. Several direct hits on runways and the dispersal areas are claimed.

June 19, 1943
(7th AF) During the night of 18/19 Jun, B-24's bomb Nauru Island.

June 28, 1943
(7th AF) A bombing mission against Nauru is hampered by engine trouble and bad weather, only two B-24s bomb the target with unobserved results.

September 18, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's bomb Naru Airfield and attack a phosphate plant and radio station on Nauru.

November 21, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's from Funafuti Atoll and Nanumea in the Ellice bomb Nauru in the Gilberts.

November 28, 1943
(7th AF) 11 B-24's from Nanumea hit Nauru

December 4, 1943
(7th AF) 8 B-24's from Funafuti attack Nauru

December 8, 1943
(USN) A striking force of two carriers, six battleships including USS Massachusetts BB-59, and 12 destroyers bombed and bombarded enemy installations on Nauru. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Nauru are F6F Hellcat 26088 and TBF Avenger 47589.

January 27, 1944
(7th AF) Six B-25's hit Nauru

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

May 12, 1944
(7th AF) Twelve B-25s bomb Nauru

May 16, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 2, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 3, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 5, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 8, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 10, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 13, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 17, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 18, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 26, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

June 29, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru, lost is B-25G "Coral Princess" 42-64977.

July 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

July 13, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

July 23, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

July 31, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

August 6, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

August 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

August 21, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

August 24, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

August 29, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

September 2, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

September 5, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

September 9, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

September 12, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

September 17, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s pound Nauru

September 20, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s pound Nauru

September 22, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s pound Nauru

September 26, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s pound Nauru

October 1, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

October 5, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru Airfield runways and gun positions

October 10, 1944
(7th AF) Twelve B-25s bomb Nauru Airfield runways and adjacent AA positions.

October 13, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

October 17, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s hit Nauru.

October 22, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s bomb Nauru

October 26, 1944
(7th AF) 15 B-25s bomb Nauru Airfield area.

October 30, 1944
(7th AF) B-25s strike Nauru.

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