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Allied missions against Sohano Island and Buka Passage
November 16, 1943 - June 10, 1944

November 10, 1943
(13th AF) USN: Buka-Bonis strike at 0810L/10 by 55 SBDs and 34 TBFs indicate an excellent coverage of the assigne targets. The SBDs carried 1,000 lb. instantaneous fused bombs and the TBFs carry 2,000 lb. 1/10 delay bombs. A total of at least 38 hits by SBDs were made on or near AA positions in the area which appreciately lessened the volume of gun fire. AA was described as of moderate intensity and light medium and heavy caliber with very intense heavy AA from the north tip of Sohana Island. Escort of 54 fighters had no contacts nor sightings of enemy aircraft.

November 16, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's fly sweeps over Sohano
. P-40's and P-39's also carry out sweeps over the area, hitting gun positions and other targets in the Buka Passage area.

December 14, 1943
(13th AF) 18 B-24's, with fighter support, bomb positions on Sohano

December 14, 1943
(13th AF) Twenty-one B-24's strike Sohano.
Eighteen B-25's and eight fighters hit Manob village east of Buka Passage

December 16, 1943
(13th AF, USN) Smaller flights of B-24's bomb Sohano and fighter aircraft support USN dive bomber strikes on Sohano

December 22, 1943
(13th AF) Fighter aircraft and B-24's attack barge concentrations and hide-outs at Sohano. Another group of B-24's, operating individually and in pairs, attack targets of opportunity on Sohano.

December 23, 1943
(13th AF) 17 B-25'a attack gun positions a
nd other targets at Sohano.

December 24, 1943
(13th AF) Twenty-four B-25's attack seaplane anchorage in the Buka Passage

December 27, 1943
(13th AF) 20+ B-25's bomb the seaplane anchorage at Buka.

January 3, 1944
(13th AF) Fifteen B-25's hit supply areas near the Buka Passage.

January 4, 1944
(13th AF) B-24's bomb Sohano, concentrating on the seaplane base and supply area.

January 9, 1944
(13th AF) B-25's hit Buka seaplane base

May 8, 1944
Two squadrons of B-24s bomb gun positions at Sohano, also B-25s hit Sohano.

May 9, 1944
(13th AF) P-38s and twelve B-25s bomb targets of opportunity in Buka Passage.

May 12, 1944
(13th AF) Some of the B-25s returning from a Tobera strike hit Sohano on their way back to base.

May 20, 1944
(13th AF) P-39s hit AA guns on Sohano

June 1, 1944
(13th AF) P-39s hit barges at Sohano

June 10, 1944
(13th AF, USN) P-39s and 20+ USN aircraft hit a barge at Sohano

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