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Allied missions against Tobera Airfield
October 23, 1943 - June 30, 1944

October 24, 1943
(5th AF) B-25s from the 3rd BG, 13th BS attack Tobera Airfield at low level flying perpendicular along the runway, flying southeast to northwest bombing the strip, revetments and plantation area.

December 12, 1943
(13th AF) Fighter aircraft cover USN dive bomber strikes against targets Tobera Bay area

December 30, 1943
(13th AF) 19 B-24's, with 25 fighters covering, attack shipping at Rabaul and also hit Tobera Airfield. The escorts encounter aggressive fighter opposition and claim 12 shot down.

January 9, 1944
(13th AF) 7 squadrons of Allied fighters cover a USN dive bomber strike on Tobera

January 12, 1944
(13th AF) 19 B-24's, with an escort of about 50 fighters, pound the airstrip and other targets at Tobera

January 13, 1944
(13th AF) During predawn hours 11 B-25's bomb Tobera

January 18, 1944
(13th AF) 34 B-25's supported by 70+ fighters, pound Tobera

January 23, 1944
(13th AF) 7 B-25's hit Tobera

January 28, 1944
(13th AF) 25 B-25's, covered by 12 P-38's, pound Tobera Airfield

January 29, 1944
(13th AF) About 60 Allied fighters cover a strike by 40 USN dive bombers on Tobera

January 31, 1944
(13th AF) 40+ Allied fighters cover a strike by USN dive bombers on Tobera; 8 enemy aircraft are claimed shot down; this strike is immediately followed by an attack by 17 B-24's, with fighter support, on the same target.

February 3, 1944
(13th AF) P-40s and US Navy fighters cover a USN dive-bomber strike on Tobera

February 4, 1944
(13th AF) 25 B-25s, escorted by 40+ fighters, pound the airfield at Tobera

February 7, 1944
(13th AF) P-40s join USN fighters in covering a USN dive-bomber strike on Tobera

February 9, 1944
(13th AF) 19 B-24s with 20 P-38s supporting, hit Tobera Airfield, thoroughly saturating the runway.

February 10, 1944
(13th AF) Tobera is pounded by 21 B-24s supported by P-38s and USN fighters

February 11, 1944
(13th AF) Tobera Airfield is bombed by 15 B-24s with P-38 and USN fighter escort.

February 12, 1944
(13th AF) 23 B-25s, with US Navy fighters in support, bomb Tobera Airfield

February 13, 19444
(13th AF) 20 B-25s bomb Tobera Airfield

February 14, 1944
(13th AF) P-40s and USN fighters escort a USN dive-bomber raid on Tobera gun positions and airfield revetments; 4 B-25s also bomb Tobera.

February 18, 1944
(13th AF) 2 B-25s and 4 P-38s hit Tobera

February 19, 1944
(13th AF) 14 B-24s, with P-38 and USN fighter escort, hit Tobera Airfield

February 25, 1944
(17th AF) Photo reconassiance photograph revealed 33 aircraft at Tobera, although most of these were decoys or hulks.

March 5, 1944
(13th AF) 13 B-24, with USN fighters covering, blast the revetment area and airstrip at Tobera

March 6, 1944
(13th AF) 24 B-25s with fighter escort, pound Tobera

March 7, 1944
(13th AF) 24 B-25s, with USN fighter support, hit Tobera Airfield

March 22, 1944
(13th AF) 10 B-24s bomb Tobera

March 24, 1944
(13th AF) 20+ B-25s hit the airstrip at Tobera

March 28, 1944
(13th AF) 24 B-25s bomb Tobera Airfield, causing considerable damage to the landing strip

April 7, 1944
(13th AF)13 B-25s blast Tobera Airfield

April 10, 1944
(13th AF) 40+ fighter-bombers hit the runway at Tobera

April 18, 1944
(13th AF) 23 B-25s, weathered out of Vunakanau, bomb Tobera Airfield

April 23, 1944
(13th AF) Weather again curtails strikes, but several fighter-bombers hit Tobera

April 23, 1944
(13th AF) 10 P-40s hit runway and revetments at Tobera

April 25, 1944
(13th AF) 23 B-25s bomb the airstrip and revetments at Tobera

April 26, 1944
(13th AF) 35 fighter-bombers pound the airfield at Tobera

May 8, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers pound Tobera Airfield and strafe targets of opportunity in the area.

May 10, 1944
(13th AF) 41 fighter-bombers including P-39s attack Tobera Airfield

May 11, 1944
(13th AF) 8 P-38s bomb a supply-personnel area W of Tobera

May 12, 1944
(13th AF) 12 B-25s and 20+ P-40s and P-38s pound Tobera Airstrip and nearby personnel areas

May 14, 1944
(13th AF) 23 B-25s bomb Tobera Airstrip

May 17, 1944
(13th AF) 25 B-25s bomb the airfield at Tobera

May 20, 1944
(13th AF) 3 B-24s bomb the Tobera runway

May 23, 1944
(13th AF) 2 B-24s bomb Tobera

May 27, 1944
(13th AF) 4 B-24s bomb Tobera

May 28, 1944
(13th AF) 33 P-39s and P-40s join 40+ USN dive bombers in a strike on Tobera Airfield.

May 30, 1944
(13th AF) 23 B-25s bomb personnel areas NE of Tobera.

June 1, 1944
(13th AF) 12 others pound personnel and the supply area NE of Tobera

June 12, 1944
(13th AF) B-24s bomb runways at Tobera

June 13, 1944
(13th AF) B-25s bomb Tobera AA guns and Tobera Airfield. Also, six B-24s bomb Tobera.

June 15, 1944
(13th AF) aircraft hit Tobera Airfield

June 16, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and fighters attack a large variety of targets of opportunity on Gazelle from Tobera Airfield

June 17, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s, B-25s and fighters attack Tobera

June 23, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Tobera Airfield

June 24, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s and fighters, along with other Allied aircraft, hit Tobera Airfield.

June 28, 1944
(FEAF) AA guns E of the Tobera area are attacked.

June 30, 1944
(FEAF) Tobera is bombed.


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