American missions against Panapae (Panapai) and Panapae Airfield
February 15, 1944 - March 19, 1944
February 15, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, A-20s, and B-25s bomb Panapai Airfield; 17 other B-24s are
prevented by weather from reaching Panapai and divert to an alternate target.
February 16, 1944
(5th AF) 30+ B-24's bomb Panapai Airfield
February 17, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Panapai Airfield
March 7, 1944
(13th AF) 24 B-24s and 14 P-38s hit Panapai Airfield
March 19, 1944
(13th AF) 24 B-24s bomb the airstrip at Panapai, New Ireland , causing
considerable damage to the runways.