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Allied missions against But Airfield
May 9, 1943 - August 25, 1944

May 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-17's bomb Wewak-But area.

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

August 17, 1943
(5th AF) 50+ B-24's and B-17's make a predawn attack on But.

August 18, 1943
B-24's, B-25's, and B-17's, with cover of almost 100 fighters, blast airfield at But.

Click For EnlargementAugust 21, 1943
(5th AF) B-25s from the 38th BG, 71st BS pound But Airfield. Strike Photos.

August 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24 hit But Airfield.

Click For EnlargementSeptember 8, 1943
(5th AF) F-4 photo reconnaissance over But Airfield.

September 26, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb But, escorted by P-38s.

Feb 4, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, A-20s. and B-25s bomb But.

April 13, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and A-20s pound But Airfield.

April 22, 1944
(5th AF) 80+ B-24s and A-20s hit But Airfield.

April 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb But Airfield.

April 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s pound But Airfield.

April 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s and A-20s pound But Airfield.

April 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s pound But Airfield.

April 29, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s hit targets of opportunity between But and Dagua Airfields.

May 22, 1944
(RAAF) Raymond A. Graetz, the sole survivor of Beaufort A9-559 walking westward passed But Drome, he inspected enemy aircraft and discovered a 37mm anti-aircraft gun, and put sand into the barrel and breech to foul the weapon. Precise date of incident is unknown, circa May 22-26, 1944.

June 25, 1944
(5th AF) Fifth Air Force and RAAF aircraft; personnel areas at But Airfield.

July 3, 1944
(5th AF) Aircraft hit supplies and a bridge near But.

July 4, 1944
(5th AF) Aircraft bomb and strafe personnel areas at But.

July 9, 1944
(5th AF) A bridge at But is bombed by B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers.

July 14, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s bomb But.

July 21, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s pound But, followed by P-47s that also hit But.

July 22, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers & fighters hit But personnel areas and supplies.

July 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers; But Airfield is main target.

July 24, 1944
(5th AF) 18 A-20s and a B-25 bomb But Airfield.

July 28, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity around But.

August 2, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers and fighters hit troops, and other targets along the coastline, especially between But and Cape Karawop.

August 3, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s blast areas around But.

August 8, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers bomb troops at But.

August 11, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s hit troops, supplies, and buildings near But to Rocky Point.

August 17, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s strafe troops near Dandriwad River near But.

Augsust 25, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s strafe troops near But.

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