October 16, 1943
Low Level Mission Against Wewak and Boram Airfield
On October 16, 1943 B-25's of the 345th Bomb Group (all four squadrons) 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.
Warpath Across The Pacific page 49, 60-64