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American missions against Talasea and Talasea Airfield
March 6, 1943 - March 26, 1944

March 6, 1943
(5th AF) Single B-24s attack shipping off Talasea.

March 12, 1943
(5th AF) Individual B-24s hit a wreck off Talasea

March 14, 1943
(5th AF) A single B-17s strafe a vessel off Talasea

March 18, 1943
(5th AF) A single B-17's strafe a launch at Talasea

March 26, 1943
(5th AF) A single B-17 unsuccessfully attacks a ship east of Talasea.

April 12, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-17's hit targets of opportunity in the Talasea area

May 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-17F "Panama Hattie" 41-24381 bombed camouflaged lauches near Talasea and were trailed by a single Zero that never attacked.

August 14, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's hit barges at Talasea and Rein Bay,

September 21, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's hit a freighter near Talasea

October 2, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's strafe villages in the Talasea area

October 28, 1943
(5th AF) P-47's attack barges at Talasea and strafe surrounding area.

November 3, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's fly light strikes against shipping (sinking 1 vessel) between Talasea and Cape Gloucester

February 6, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers carry out light attacks on Talasea village a

February 15, 1944
(5th AF) Seventeen B-24s, prevented by weather from reaching Panapai bomb Talasea.

February 16, 1944
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Talasea

February 17, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Talasea

March 6, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s and P-38s strafe and dive-bomb the Cape Hoskins-Talasea area as US Marines land about midway up the coast of the Willaumez Peninsula in preparation for a drive on Talasea.

March 7, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) P-38s and RAAF aircraft attack targets in the Talasea area.

March 10, 1944
(USMC) Marines occupy Talasea

March 23, 1944
(5th AF) Twenty-nine P-40s attack Talasea and nearby bivouacs, including Gogosi.

March 26, 1944
(5th AF) P-39s and P-40s attack troops in the Talasea area.

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