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American missions against Tadji and Tadji Airfield
August 17, 1943–April 22, 1944

August 17, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-17's make a predawn attack on Wewak satellite airfields including Tadji

August 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-24 hit Tadji

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

February 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, with P-40 support hit Tadji

February 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and A-20 hit Tadji

March 14, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Tadji

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 including P-40 from the 49th Fighter Group that bomb Tadji Airfield. Lost is P-40N Warkhawk 42-105738 (KIA).

March 30, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s, P-47s, P-40s, and P-39s hit Tadji

April 1, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s hit Tadji

April 7, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s and P-39s hit villages, barges, a supply area, and coastal road in areas around Tadji

April 21, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s hit numerous targets around Tadji.

April 22, 1944
(U. S. Army) The 32nd Infantry Division, 163rd Infantry Regiment lands at Blue Beach at Tadji and advances along the coast and inland to Tadji Airfield.



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