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Japanese missions against Bena Bena and Bena Bena Airfield
July 24, 1943

Click For EnlargementJuly 1942
Eighteen Japanese aircraft bomb Bena Bena Airfield, cratering the runway
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July 24, 1943
(JAAF) Ki-61 Tony from the 78th Sentai is shot down by ground fire attacking Bena Bena. Later, the wreckage is found by Australian forces.

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