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Allied missions against Soputa
February 3, 1942 - 1945

November 10, 1942
(5th AF) B-26s bomb AA positions and supply dumps along the Sanananda-Soputa Trail. A-20s hit positions at Soputa.

November 14, 1942
(5th AF) A B-25 bombs and strafes the track north of Soputa

November 15, 1942
(5th AF) B-25s and B-26s pound Soputa as US and Australian ground forces prepare to move against the Buna-Gona beachhead.

November 16, 1942
(5th AF) B-26s, B-25s, and A-20s pound the areas around Soputa

November 21, 1942
(5th AF) Australian-US force is advancing from Soputa toward Sanananda

November 22, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s pound trails around Soputa

November 24, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, B-26s, B-17s, P-40s, P-39s, and P-400s hit the Sanananda-Soputa Trail

November 26, 1942
(IJN) 13 Zeros that bombed both Soputa and a nearby American clearing hospital

November 30, 1942
(US Army) US forces establish a block behind enemy forces on the Soputa

December 9, 1942
(5th AF) P-40s hit the area along the Sanananda-Soputa Trail

January 5, 1943
(Australian Army) Australian infantry and armored elements reach Soputa

January 15, 1943
(US Army) US troops envelop pockets along the Soputa-Sanananda Track

January 16, 1943
(US Army) A-20s pound the Soputa-Sanananda Track

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