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American missions against Boram and Boram Airfield
April 10, 1943 - August 28, 1944

April 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Cape Boram.

April 20, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Boram Airfield.

May 13, 1943
(5th AF) B-17s bomb Boram Airfield.

May 28, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's attack Boram Airfield.

May 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Boram.

June 2, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's bomb Boram.

June 4, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's bomb Boram.

August 17, 1943
(5th AF) Predawn attack by B-17's and B-24's against Boram, followed by B-25's, withP-38's covering, carry out the day's second bombing and strafing strike on Boram; this begins a campaign to neutralize Japanese airfields in preparation for offensive against Lae.

August 18, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's, B-25's, and B-17's, with cover fighters, blast Boram.

August 20, 1943
(5th AF) 24 B-24's, escorted by 46 P-38's, hit Boram Airfield in the late morning; P-38's claim 19 fighters shot down.

August 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's, escorted by P-38's, strike Boram Airfield.

September 20, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Wewak Airfield and Boram Airfield.

Click For DetailsOctober 16, 1943
(5th AF)All four squadrons of the 345th BG B-25 participated in a morning strike on Boram Airfield, anti-aircraft defenses and Wewak Airfield, protected by three squadrons of P-38 escort fighters. About 20 Japanese Ki-43 and Ki-61 fighters took off to intercept with only a few minutes warning. They dropped 100 lbs 'daisy cutter' bombs and straffed the area. Many parked aricraft were destroyed or damaged. Lost was B-25D 41-30561 off Cape Moem. References: Warpath Across The Pacific page 49, 60-64.

October 17, 1943
(5th AF) Seven B-25's hit Wewak and Boram Airfield with a low-level attack during which fifteen aircraft are claimed as destroyed on the ground and four claimed shot down.

August 18, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's, B-25's, and B-17's, with cover of fighters, blast Boram Airfield.

November 15, 1943
(5th AF) 88 B-25's heading for Wewak and Boram with an escort of 16 P-40's are intercepted by Japanese fighters that are escorting bombers attacking Gusap; the resulting battle causes the B-25's to abort the attack.

Click For DetailsNovember 18, 1943
(5th AF) Aerial reconnaissance view of Wewak-Boram area.

November 27, 1943
(5th AF) Medium bombers blast the airfield at Boram and the town and harbor at Wewak, claiming 15 airplanes and 12 barges destroyed.

November 28, 1943
(5th AF) Nearly 50 B-24's bomb airfields at Wewak and Boram.

December 22, 1943
(5th AF) Nearly 40 B-25's, with P-38 escort, bomb Wewak and Boram.

January 19, 1944
(5th AF) 57 B-24's bomb Boram.

January 24, 1944
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Boram Airfield.

February 10, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Boram Airfield.

February 27, 1944
(5th AF) 30+ B-24s, with P-40 support hit Boram Airfield.

February 7, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and B-25s bomb Boram Airfield.

February 19, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and P-47s hit Cape Boram area.

February 22, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and P-40s attack Boram.

March 11, 1944
(5th AF) 80+ B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s hit Boram Airfield.

March 12, 1944
(5th AF) 3rd BG A-20s attack Boram Airfield.

March 25, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s hit a fuel dump west of Boram.

March 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and fighters hit Boram.

Click For EnlargementApril 9, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and A-20s hit Boram.

April 22, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and A-20s hit Boram.

April 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Boram and a road near Boram.

April 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s attack Boram.

April 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s and A-20s attack Boram.

April 28, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s, P-39s, A-20s and P-70s hit Boram area.

May 2, 1944
(5th AF) 2 B-25s bomb Boram Airfield.

May 3, 1944
(5th AF) 72 B-24s, B-25s and A-20s thoroughly blast Boram Airfield. A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers, operating throughout the day hit Boram.

May 12, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers blast Boram Airfield.

July 17, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and P-39s bomb Boram Airfield.

August 2, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers and fighters hit a bridge and Boram Airfield.

August 5, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers in support of Allied forces pound enemy concentrations, supplies at Boram.

August 8, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb bridges and buildings at Boram.

August 12, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and P-39s attack fuel dumps at Boram.

August 27, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers hit bivouacs near Boram.

August 28, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers hit Boram fuel dumps.

 

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