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American missions against Momote (Hyane) Airfield
October 16, 1943 - March 2, 1944
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October 16, 1943
Aerial reconnaissance photo of Momote.

January 24, 1944
Click For Enlargement38th BG B-25's bomb Momote, destroying several Ki-43 Oscars on the ground.

January 26, 1944
42 B-24's bomb Momote.

February 3, 1944
P-39s and B-25s on armed reconnaissance hit Momote and Hyane Harbor.

February 6, 1944
Bombers hit targets in the Admiralty Islands concentrating on Momote

February 10, 1944
6 B-25s and a B-24 hit Momote Airfield

February 13, 1944
70+ B-25s pound Momote Airfield

February 14, 1944
80+ plus B-25s pound Momote Airfield

February 24, 1944
50+ B-25s and B-24s pound Momote

February 25, 1944
B-25s hit Momote

February 26, 1944
B-24 hit Momote

February 27, 1944
30+ other B-25s attack Momote

February 28, 1944
50+ B-25s and B-24s pound Momote

February 29, 1944
Allied amphibious forces land on Los Negros, temporarily taking Momote Airfield and then falling back to the beachhead on Jamandilai Point; weather prevents full air support but 7 B-24s and 8 B-25s manage to attack enemy positions and guns;

March 2, 1944
60+ B-25s and A-20s pound enemy forces on Los Negros

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