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Allied missions against Alexishafen, Alexishafen Airfield and Alexishafen II (Danip Airfield)
December 18, 1942 - April 15, 1944

December 18, 1942
(5th AF) B-24s bomb the Alexishafen

March 5, 1943
(5th AF) Heavy bombers, operating individually, hit Alexishafen

April 9, 1943
(5th AF) Single B-17's attack barges at Bogia, Alexishafen

April 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's hit Alexishafen

May 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Madang and Alexishafen

August 5, 1943
(5th AF) 30+ B-25's pound barges at Alexishafen

August 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb and strafe the Alexishafen

September 1, 1943
(5th AF) 70+ B-24's and B-25's hit the Alexishafen / Madang area, dropping 201 tons of bombs (heaviest by Fifth Air Force to date). The Catholic Cathedral at Alexishafen is destroyed during the raid.

September 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's bomb and strafe coastal area from Alexishafen

September 15, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's sink about 15 barges between Alexishafen and Finschhafen

October 14, 1943
(5th AF) Medium bombers pound Alexishafen

October 16, 1943
(5th AF) Thirty-eight B-25 Mitchell strafers from the 38th Bomb Group, 405th Bomb Squadron. The bombers were escorted by twenty-five P-47 Thunderbolts from the 348th Fighter Group. The formation arrived over Alexishafen at roughly 10:30am. Ki-43 Oscars from the 13th Sentai took off from Alexishafen No. 1 Airfield (Danip) to intercept the formation at 10:48. During the combat, three were shot down. Leaving the target, B-25D "Lucky Star" 41-30183 is damaged by fighters and crashed. References: October 16, 1943 Mission Over Alexishafen

November 3, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's hit barges between Alexishafen and Bogadjim

Click For EnlargementNovember 9, 1943
(5th AF) 40+ B-25's and A-20's, escorted by 475th FG P-38's and P-47's, pound the airfield at Alexishafen, destroying at least 12 enemy airplanes; US fighters claim destruction of 10-15 interceptors in combat other fighters claim 20+ aircraft shot down over Sek Harbor. P-38H 42-66596 is lost.

November 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's thoroughly pound Alexishafen Airfield

November 13, 1943
(5th AF) 120 B-24's and B-25's pound Alexishafen

November 15, 1943
(5th AF) Thirty-one B-24s from the 90th BG took off on a strike against Wewak, but failed to meet escorting fighters. Instead, they bomb Alexishafen Airfield No 1 from 13,000-16,000, with excellent results and 95% of bombs on target, causing two explosions, and fires started on Danip plantation. No enemy fighters were seen over the target.

November 26, 1943
(5th AF) P-40's and P-47's strafe villages and targets of opportunity around Alexishafen

Click For EnlargementNovember 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's hit Alexishafen Aerial reconnassance photo taken from 16,000'

December 20, 1943
(5th AF) 22nd BG B-26's and B-25's bomb the town of Alexishafen

December 22, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's and P-39's bomb town of Alexishafen

December 23, 1943
(5th AF) 80+ B-25's, B-26's and A-20's attack airfields at Alexishafen

Click For EnlargementDecember 27, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Alexishafen. Before & During Photographic Series

December 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-25's bomb the Alexishafen

December 31, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and medium bombers pound Alexishafen

January 1, 1944
B-25's bomb Alexishafen

January 3, 1944
50+ B-24's and B-25's bomb the Alexishafen area

January 4, 1944
100+ heavy and medium bombers bomb Alexishafen

January 5, 1944
B-24's and medium bombers bomb Alexishafen

January 6, 1944
B-24's and B-25's bomb Alexishafen

January 7, 1944
B-24's, B-25's, P-39's, and P-47's bomb Alexishafen

January 9, 1944
Fighters and bombers attack Alexishafen

January 10, 1944
100+ heavy, medium, and light bombers, and fighters attack Alexishafen

January 11, 1944
B-25's, P-39's, and P-40's hit the town of Alexishafen

January 12, 1944
B-24's and B-25's attack Alexishafen area

January 13, 1944
B-25's and P-40's attack Alexishafen

January 14, 1944
B-24's, B-25's, and P-40's hit Alexishafen

January 15, 1944
B-25's hit the Alexishafen

January 25, 1944
37 B-25's bomb Alexishafen

January 25, 1944
(USN) USS Boise CL-47 fires shore bombardment of Madang and Alexishafen

January 26, 1944
(5th AF) 140+ B-24's, A-20's, P-39's, and P-40's hit Alexishafen-Madang area.

January 31, 1944
(5th AF) P-39's strafe Alexishafen

February 2, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Alexishafen

February 3, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s attack Alexishafen and the Hansa Bay areas

February 4, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s strafe targets of opportunity in Alexishafen

February 8, 1944
(5th AF) 50 A-20s and B-25s hit the Alexishafen and Madang areas

February 17, 1944
(5th AF) 16 P-47's strafe targets of opportunity in the Alexishafen area

February 20, 1944
(5th AF) 38 B-24s bomb the Alexishafen-Hansa Bay area.

February 25, 1944
(5th AF) B-25's hit Alexishafen. A-20s bomb Alexishafen Airfield

February 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, along with P-39s, hit the Madang-Alexishafen area.

Click For EnlargementFebruary 27, 1944
(5th AF & RAAF) A-20s strike the Alexishafen area. RAAF Vengance of 24 Squadron strike the Alexishafen area. Returning from the mission, Vengance A27-83 is lost due to an overheated engine.

March 1, 1944
(5th AF & RAAF) B-24, B-25, A-20s, and fighter & RAAF aircraft, hit targets including Alexishafen

March 2, 1944
(5th AF) 80+ B-24s and P-40s hit the Hansa Bay area, and the Madang-Alexishafen area

March 3, 1944
(5th AF) 30+ B-24s hit the Hansa Bay and Alexishafen areas

March 13, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s of the 312th BG strike Alexishafen and loose three aircraft on the return flight due to weather.

March 14, 1944
(5th AF) 12 A-20's bomb the airstrip at Alexishafen

March 17, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s bomb the Madang-Alexishafen area

March 19, 1944
(5th AF & RAAF) B-25s and P-39s, along with RAAF aircraft, bomb Alexishafen area

March 22, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s hit barges at Alexishafen

March 23, 1944
(5th AF) Nearly 100 B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and P-47s hit numerous targets, including Alexishafen.

March 24, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s and P-40s hit Alexishafen a dive bombing and strafing attack at midday

April 10, 1944
USN - Lt Commander Davis (PT Boat captain) serves as spotter aboard destroyer Hutchins to pinpoint coastal targets for shore bombardment using a minimum of shells by the destroyer group of Hutchins, Bache, Daly for bombardments of Madang, Alexishafen, Ulingan and Hansa Bay.

April 15, 1944
(5th AF) 20 P-39s hit villages, supply dumps, trucks and other targets in the Alexishafen area.

August 26, 1944
(Australian Army) 30th Battalion continued up the North Coast Road from Madang, liberating Alexishafen

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