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American missions against Wewak Town, Wewak Harbor, Wirui, Wewak Airfield (Wirui, Wewak Central)
December 30, 1942 - September 8, 1944

December 30, 1942
(5th AF) B-24s carry out single-bomber attacks on vehicles at Wewak.

January 15, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s carry out single-plane attacks on bridge construction at Wewak

January 20, 1943
(5th AF) Lost on a patrol mission near Wewak is B-24D 41-24101.

February 26, 1943
(5th AF) B-17s attack shipping off Wewak and Wewak Airfield.

March 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-17s bomb Wewak Airfield and shipping off Wewak.

March 13, 1943
(5th AF) B-17s bomb shipping off Wewak and Wewak Airfield

March 14, 1943
(5th AF) B-17s and B-24s bomb Wewak

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April 25, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Wewak Airfield

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August 22, 1944
Fighter-bombers again hit N coastal areas, including shipping facilities at Wewak

August 23, 1944
B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers continue to attack barge hideouts, troops, villages, and general targets of opportunity around Wewak

August 26, 1944
Fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity in the Wewak

September 3, 1944
Fighter-bombers fly coastal sweeps in the Wewak area, strafing troops, supplies, and occupied areas

September 7, 1944
Fighter-bombers strafe and bomb Wewak Airfield and surrounding areas.

September 8, 1944
P-39s strafe the Wewak coastal area

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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