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American missions against Kara and Kara Airfield
September 15, 1943 - June 3, 1944

September 15, 1943
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Kara Airfield.

October 16, 1943
(USMC) Three divisions of of VMF-214 escort SBD Dauntless dive bombing Kara Airfield.
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Kara Airfield.

October 19, 1943
(USMC) Around dawn, two F4U Corsairs of VMF-214 piloted by Chris Magee and McCurg, strafed Kara Airfield from below treetop height. A light was seen in the control tower, and each expended 700 rounds apiece on five aircraft at the end of the strip (Reference: The Black Sheep page 268).
(USN, 13th AF) During the day, Kara Airfield is hit by B-24's, Venturas, P-38's, P-40's, and USN fighters and dive bombers.

October 21, 1943
(13th AF) 12 B-25's, with an escort of 36 fighters, attack Kara Airfield.

October 22, 1943
(USN) USN aircraft hit Kara Airfield.

October 23, 1943
(USN) 60+ US Navy dive bombers and fighters in a strike on Kara Airfield.
(USN, 13th AF) Later in the day, a second strike by 35 AAF fighters and 42 USN dive bombers.

Ocotober 26, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) P-39's and P-40's join USN fighters and dive bombers in a strike on Kara.

October 27, 1943
(13th AF) B-24's pound Kara Airfield.

October 28, 1943
USN, 13th AF P-40's and P-39's join USN fighters and dive bombers in attacks on Kara Airfield.

October 30, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) Kara Airfield is bombed by 16 B-24's dropping 1,000 lbs bombs. Shortly afterwards is hit again by 90+ USN dive bombers (30 SBD, 24 TBF) escorted by USN and AAF fighters.

October 31, 1943 AF) 20+ B-25's, with fighter support, bomb Kara Airfield.

November 1, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) Kara Airfield is attacked by 19 B-24's, 30+ P-40's and P-39's, and 70+ US Navy fighters and dive bombers.

November 6, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) 24 B-25's with fighter support follow USN dive bombers and fighters in an attack on Kara Airfield.

November 9, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) B-24's pound Kara. P-39's join USN aircraft in strikes on Kara Airfield.

November 10, 1943
(13th AF) 20+ B-25's carry out strikes on Kara Airfield.

November 18, 1943
(13th AF) B-24s bomb Kara Airfield.

December 1, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) USAAF and USN fighters cover dive bomber strikes on Kara.

December 19, 1943
(13th AF) Aircraft on armed reconnaissance hit targets of opportunity attack Kara.

January 21, 1944
(13th AF) P-39's strafe Kara.

February 14, 1944
(13th AF) B-25s bomb Kara.

February 21, 1944
(13th AF) 3 B-24s bomb Kara Airfield.

March 22, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s carry out small strikes against Kara.

April 5, 1944
(13th AF) 12 B-25s bomb Kara.

April 29, 1944
(13th AF) B-25s bomb airfields at Kara.

June 2, 1944
(13th AF) P-39s attack supplies in the Kara-Kahili area.

June 3, 1944
(13th AF) P-39s turned back from the Rabaul area, hit AA position at Kara.


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