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American missions against Aitape
USAAF 5th AF August 1943 - April 21, 1944

January 19, 1943
(5th AF) 2 B-24s score hits on freighter near Aitape.

February 13, 1944
(5th AF) 24 A-20s from the 3rd BG hit Aitape and Tadji Airfield.

March 8, 1944
(5th AF) P-38s perform a fighter sweep over Aitape Harbor. Lost is P-38J 42-10387.

March 20, 1944
(5th AF) 30+ B-24s bomb Tadji Airfield at Aitape.

March 22, 1944
(5th AF) Japanese HQ and troops are hit by 25 aircraft in the Aitape-Tadji area. Lost is P-40N Warkhawk 42-105738 (KIA).

March 23, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers and fighters hit numerous targets in the Aitape area.

March 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and fighters hit Aitape.

April 6, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s, P-40s and P-47s pound coastal targets in the Aitape area.

April 8, 1944
(5th AF) P-40s attack targets of opportunity in the Aitape-Wewak area.

April 9, 1944
(5th AF) 55 B-25s bomb the Aitape area.

April 13, 1944
(5th AF) 33 A-20s hit Aitape.

Apirl 18, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s and A-20s bomb in the vicinity of Aitape.

April 19, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s, and fighter aircraft strike a wide variety of targets around Aitape.

May 23, 1944
(5th AF) P-38s support ground forces in the Aitape area.

June 29, 1944
(5th AF) Japanese concentrations at Aitape and a variety of targets of opportunity including barges, villages and bivouacs in the Wewak area are hit by A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers.

July 13, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers support Allied ground forces in the Aitape area.

July 14, 194
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Aitape area along the Driniumor River.

July 17, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and P-39s hit troop concentrations and supplies between Aitape.

July 18, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers continue to hit barges, supply routes, and troop concentrations in the coastal area from Aitape.

July 26, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and B-25s, along with RAAF fighter-bombers, hit troop concentrations, small shipping, mortar positions, shore guns, and other targets of opportunity along the Hollandia-Aitape-Wewak coastline.

July 27, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supply dumps, gun positions, barges, and a variety of other targets along the coast from Aitape to Wewak to Cape Moem.

July 30, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers and fighters continue to pound troop concentrations, barges, ships, fuel dumps, communications and other targets between Wewak and Aitape.

August 10, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers continue to pound forces between Aitape and Wewak

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