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Allied missions against Wewak Town, Wewak Harbor, Wirui, Wewak Airfield (Wirui, Wewak Central)
December 30, 1942–December 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 (MIA / POW).

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.

March 16, 1943
(5th AF) Lost returning from a mission to Wewak is B-17F "Hell From Heaven Men" 41-24424 (MIA)

March 26, 1943
(5th AF) Six B-17's from the 63rd Bomb Squadron took off for a bombing mission against enemy shipping in Wewak Harbor. One failed to take off due to engine trouble. Over the target, nothing was sighted and harbor installations at Wewak Town were bombed instead.

April 7, 1943
(5th AF) Single heavy bombers attack shipping and coastal targets at Wewak.

April 9, 1943
(5th AF) A single B-17's hits Wewak Town.

April 10, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's pound the town and dock area of Wewak. Some of the B-24's hit shipping off Wewak Lost is B-24D "Tyrannosaurus Rex / Redaz" 41-24068 (MIA).

April 16, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Wewak. B-17's pound shipping at Wewak, leaving 3 vessels sunk or in sinking condition.

April 20, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Wewak and shipping off Wewak.

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

April 27, 1943
(5th AF) Heavy bombers, operating individually hit Wewak.

May 4, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Wewak Town, Wewak Harbor, and shipping off Wewak.

May 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-17's bomb the Wewak-But area.

May 28, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's attack Wewak Airfield and bomb the Wewak-Dagua coastal road.

May 30, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's bomb Wewak.

June 2, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's bomb Wewak Airfield.

June 4, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's bomb Wewak Airfield.

June 7, 1943
(5th AF) B-17's and B-24's attack Wewak.

June 8, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's attack shipping off Wewak.

August 17, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's and B-17's make a predawn attack on Wewak Airfield and satellite airfields. Japanese also employ barrage balloons over the coastal area and vessels in Wewak Harbor. Next, during the midmorning, B-25's, with P-38's covering, carry out the day's second bombing and strafing strike on Wewak Airfield. This begins a campaign to neutralize Japanese airfields in preparation for offensive against Lae. On the ground around Wewak, the Japanese reported 13 Japanese aircraft were destroyed, 20 badly damaged and 34 slightly damaged.

August 18, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's, B-25's, and B-17's, with cover of almost 100 fighters, blast airfields at Wewak Airfield and satellite airfields.

August 22, 1943
(5th AF) As a result of the air offensive against Wewak and satellite airfields, Japanese air power on New Guinea is sufficiently neutralized.

August 24, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s from the 43rd Bombardment Group bomb Wewak. Over the target they are intercepted by Ki-43-II Oscars from the 24th Sentai and 59th Sentai plus Ki-61 Tonys from the 68th Sentai. Ditched returning from the mission is P-38H 42-66745 (pilot rescued).

August 29, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's, escorted by P-38's, strike Wewak Airfield.

September 2, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's, with P-38 escort, attack shipping at Wewak Harbor, claiming 1 vessel sunk and 2 left aflame; 10 enemy interceptors are claimed destroyed; barrage balloons offer some protection to the enemy ships. This is first AAF observation of Japanese use of such balloons in the Southwest Pacific Area. Lost are B-25D 41-30319 (POW / MIA), B-25D 41-30247 (MIA), B-25D 41-30255 (MIA) and P-38H 42-66563 (MIA).
(IJA) Wewak No. 7 Convoy is attacked by American aircraft in Wewak Harbor and Boram Bay off Wewak. Nagato Maru (sunk), Hankow Maru (sunk), Aden Maru (damaged), Shinyu Maru, Yubae Maru, subchaser CH-26 and subchaser CH-34.

September 13, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's escorted by P-38's, bomb airfields and ammunition dumps in the Wewak area.

September 15, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's, with P-38 escort, bomb airfields in the Wewak area, destroying 10 enemy aircraft on the ground; 14 more are claimed destroyed in air combat.

September 20, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Wewak Airfield.

September 26, 1943
(5th AF) P-38's claim 9 enemy fighters shot down in the But-Dagua-Wewak areas.

September 27, 1943
(5th AF) 117 B-24's and B-25's, escorted by 129 P-38's and P-40's, attack airfields and shipping in the Wewak area.

September 28, 1943
(5th AF) The Wewak area is again hit, the 40 attacking B-24's being escorted by 29 P-38's which claim 8 fighters shot down

October 16, 1943
(5th AF) All four squadrons of the 345th BG B-25 participated in a morning strike on anti-aircraft defenses and Wewak Airfield, protected by three squadrons of P-38 escort fighters. About 20 Japanese Ki-43 and Ki-61 fighters took off to intercept with only a few minutes warning. They dropped 100 lbs 'daisy cutter' bombs and straffed the area. Many parked aricraft were destroyed or damaged. Lost is B-25D 41-30561 (POW / MIA).

October 17, 1943
(5th AF) Seven B-25's hit Wewak and Boram Airfield with a low-level attack

October 22, 1943
(5th AF) B-25's carry out a low-level attack on the Wewak area.

November 5, 1943
(5th AF) P-47's over Wewak encounter a force of fighters and claim about 20 shot down.

November 7, 1943
(5th AF) Nine B-25's bomb Wewak and 40+ others turn back when the fighter escort is intercepted over Nadzab.

November 15, 1943
(5th AF) P-47's claim 5 enemy aircraft destroyed over Wewak.

November 16, 1943
(5th AF) P-38's battle a large force of fighters over Wewak, destroying 6; Two P-38's are lost including P-38H "Hold Everything" 42-66826 (survived) and P-38H 42-66737 (MIA).

November 20, 1943
(5th AF) Lost on a night radar search of Wewak is B-24D 42-40886 (MIA).

November 27, 1943
(5th AF) Medium bombers blast Wewak Town and Wewak Harbor claiming 15 airplanes and 12 barges destroyed. Lost are B-25D "Impatient Virgin" 41-30046 (POW / MIA), B-25G 42-64889 (MIA) and P-38H 42-66869 (survived).

November 28, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Wewak Airfield.

December 1, 1943
(5th AF) 40+ B-24's bomb Wewak, the B-24's and P-47 escorts claiming 11 enemy fighters shot down out of interception force of about 50; 3 B-24's are lost including: B-24D "Ten Knights in a Bar Room" 42-72806 (MIA), B-24D-145-CO "Pistol Packin' Mama II" 42-41209 (MIA) and B-24D "Lobo" 42-40830 (MIA).

December 3, 1943
(5th AF) P-47's shoot down several airplanes over Wewak.

December 22, 1943
(5th AF) Nearly 40 B-25's, with P-38 escort, bomb Wewak. Escorting P-38's, B-25's, and some P-47's on sweep claim at least 13 aircraft shot down. Lost are P-38J 42-67142 (MIA), P-38H 42-66631 (MIA) and B-25D "Shif'less Skonk" 41-30021 (force landed, crew survived).
(JAAF) Ki-61 Tonys from the 68th Sentai and 78th Sentai took off to intercept American aircraft over Wewak and engage escorting P-38 Lightnings. Lost are Ki-61 piloted by Takatsuki (MIA / KIA), Ki-61 Tony piloted by Motoyama (WIA, rescued, died) and Ki-61 piloted by Tahata (WIA, rescued).

December 23, 1943
(5th AF) 80+ B-25's, B-26's and A-20's attack coastal targets from Wewak to Hansa Bay.

January 18, 1944
(5th AF) 55 P-38's and P-40's engage a like number of Japanese fighters over Wewak, claiming 12 shot down. Lost are P-38H 42-66534 (MIA), P-38H 42-66545 (MIA) and P-38H 42-66554 (MIA).

January 23, 1944
(5th AF) 35 B-24's, with fighter escort bomb Wewak; 50 Japanese fighters intercept; in the ensuing air battle U. S. aircraft claim 12 of the fighters shot down; five US fighters are lost lost is P-40N piloted by Crowley (MIA), P-38H 42-66539 (MIA), P-38J 42-67152 (MIA) and P-38H 42-66852 (MIA).

January 24, 1944
(5th AF) 40+ B-24's bomb Wewak Airfield.

February 3, 1944
(5th AF) Nearly 100 B-24s and B-25s, supported by P-38s, P-40s and P-47s, pound airfields in the Wewak area; about 80 aircraft are destroyed on the ground and in the air.

February 10, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Wewak Harbor.

February 12, 1944
(5th AF) About 50 A-20s blast occupied areas southeast of Wewak.

February 16, 1944
(5th AF) P-40s hit shipping and barges in the Wewak area.

February 23, 1944
(5th AF) Almost 50 A-20s and B-24s blast Wewak Airfield, buildings, and AA positions in the Wewak area.

February 26, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Wewak.

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

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

March 1, 1944
(5th AF) Aircraft hit an airfield in the Wewak area.

March 4, 1944
(5th AF) More than 30 B-24s with fighter escort, pound airfields in the Wewak area.

March 5, 1944
(5th AF) P-47 sweep the Wewak-Dagua area. Lost is P-47D "Fiery Ginger IV" 42-22668 (MIA).

March 8, 1944
(5th AF) In the Wewak area, lost is B-24D "Sunshine" 42-41225 (MIA).

March 11, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers escorted by P-47s attack Wewak. Crashed into the sea is P-47D piloted by Gerrity (MIA).

March 12, 1944
(5th AF) 40+ B-24s B-25s, and A-20s hit the Wewak area. Lost was A-20G 42-86625 (MIA), A-20G 42-86618 (MIA), A-20G 42-86730 (MIA), A-20G 42-86747 (crew rescued), A-20G 42-86614 (crew rescued), A-20G 42-86778 (crew rescued).

March 13, 1944
(5th AF) 160+ B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, P-47s, and P-40s thoroughly pound the Wewak area; US aircraft claim 8 interceptors shot down.

March 14, 1944
(5th AF) 80+ B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s, supported by Allied fighters, pound the Wewak area. Lost are P-47D 42-22920 (MIA), P-47D piloted by Murr (survived), P-47D piloted by Schatzman (survived) and P-38H 42-66528 (MIA).

March 15, 1944
(5th AF) 200+ B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, P-38s, P-47s and P-40s pound Wewak Town, blasting docks, warehouses, gun positions, and numerous other targets; fighters claim 11 enemy aircraft shot down.

March 16, 1944
(5th AF) 70+ B-24s, B-25s and A-20s hit AA positions, buildings and salvage dumps at Wewak.

March 17, 1944
(5th AF) Almost 100 B-24s, B-25s and A-20s attack the Wewak area.

March 18, 1944
(5th AF) 100+ B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s continue to pound the Wewak area, hitting AA positions. A Japanese supply convoy reaches Wewak but escapes bombardment.

March 19, 1944
(5th AF) 100+ B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and P-47s pound the Wewak area. 130 B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and P-38s virtually destroy a supply convoy proceeding from Wewak toward Hollandia, sinking at least 5 vessels. Lost are B-25D "Miss Ellen" 41-30185 (MIA), A-20G 43-9477 (crew rescued) and P-38H piloted by Weiss (MIA).

March 21, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, P-38s and P-40s attack numerous targets including Wewak.

March 22, 1944
(5th AF) 130+ B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and P-40s attack the Wewak area, hitting enemy positions, AA guns, storage areas at Wewak.

March 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and P-47s hit numerous targets including Wewak.

March 25, 1944
(5th AF) 100+ B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s continue pounding of the Wewak area, destroying supply dumps along the coast from Wewak Point to Wewak Airfield.

March 26, 1944
(5th AF) 220+ B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and fighters hit Wewak.

March 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, P-47s, P-40s and P-39s attack storage areas, shipping, bridges, fuel dumps, enemy troop concentrations and other targets in areas around Wewak.

March 29, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s and A-20s pound the Wewak area.

March 30, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s, P-47s, P-40s, and P-39s continue to blast Japanese installations and forces in areas around Wewak.

March 31, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and B-25s hit supplies, enemy troops, and coastal targets in Wewak.

April 2, 1944
(5th AF) Bombers and fighters continue to hit targets in areas around Wewak.

April 3, 1944
(5th AF) P-40s, P-47s, and P-39s hit villages, communications, AA positions, and other targets in areas around Wewak.

April 4, 1944
(5th AF) 50+ B-24s pound the Wewak area.

April 5, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s and P-40s blast numerous targets in the Wewak area.

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

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

April 12, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and P-39s bomb and strafe various targets at Wewak.

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

April 22, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and A-20s hit targets in the Wewak area. All through the day B-25s and fighter-bombers, in flights of one to twenty plus aircraft aircraft, attack areas around Wewak.

April 23, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s bomb Wewak Airfield. Throughout the day A-20s, P-47s, P-38s, and P-39s pound various targets in the Wewak area.

April 24, 1944
(5th AF) 40+ B-24s bomb airfields in the Wewak area.

April 26, 1944
(5th AF) 120+ B-25s and A-20s pound the Wewak area hitting Wewak Airfield.

April 27, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s and A-20s attack Wewak Airfield.

April 28, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s, P-39s, A-20s and P-70s hit a variety of targets along the north and northeast New Guinea coast including villages and supply areas in the Wewak.

April 30, 1944
(5th AF) 40+ A-20s and B-25s bomb Wewak and nearby plantation.

May 1, 1944
(5th AF) 180+ B-25s, A-20s, and fighters pound the Wewak.

May 2, 1944
(5th AF) 140+ A-20s and fighter-bombers hit bridges, barges, gun positions, roads, personnel, supplies, huts and tent areas from Wewak to Hansa Bay throughout the day. Two B-25s bomb Wewak Airfield.

May 3, 1944
(5th AF) 72 B-24s, B-25s and A-20s thoroughly blast Wewak in a single raid; about 120 A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers, operating throughout the day, hit the Wewak area.

May 4, 1944
(5th AF) 60+ B-24s, B-25s, A-20s and P-47s pound airfields, road, bridges, shipping, barges and other targets in the Wewak area.

May 5, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers again pound targets around Wewak.

May 6, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s and fighter-bombers, operating almost continuously throughout the day, blast a variety of targets at Wewak.

May 7, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers again attack targets of opportunity from Wewak.

May 8, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers continue to pound targets of opportunity including Wewak.

May 9, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s and fighter-bombers continue to blast numerous targets of opportunity along the northeast coastline including Wewak.

May 10, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, A-20s and fighter-bombers, along with RAAF aircraft, maintain attacks on targets of opportunity along the northeast coast including Wewak.

May 11, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers, A-20s, B-24s and B-25s continue to pound coastal bridges and villages, fuel dumps, vehicles, gun positions, supply areas, bivouacs and various targets along the shoreline from Hansa Bay to Wewak.

May 12, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers blast villages, coastal bridges and roads, vehicles and other targets throughout Wewak.

May 13, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers, A-20s, and B-25s thoroughly pound airfields, bridges, fuel dumps, vehicles, villages, AA guns, and supply areas in the Wewak area

May 14, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-24s and B-25s maintain strikes against airfields, bridges, trucks, villages, and other targets in the Wewak-Hansa Bay area.

May 15, 1944
(5th AF) The Wewak area is again hit by A-20s, B-24s and fighter-bombers.

May 17, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers, A-20s, B-25s and B-24s continue to hit the Wewak area.

May 18, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers, A-20s, B-25s and B-24s pound targets of opportunity in the Wewak-Hansa Bay area throughout the day.

May 19, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, P-47s, P-38s and B-25s continue to blast Wewak knocking out radar and radio stations and attack targets of opportunity from Wewak to the Hansa Bay area.

May 20, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers continue to pound airfields, coastal villages, bridges, supply dumps, trucks and various other targets at Wewak.

May 21, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers. A-20s and B-25s continue almost constant pounding of supply dumps, camps, AA positions and a variety of targets along the coast from Wewak.

May 22, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s, B-25s and fighter-bombers continue to bomb and strafe various targets in the Wewak area.

May 23, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, P-39s. B-24s and B-25s maintain bombing and strafing of the Wewak area.

May 24, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, P-38s, P-47s, P-39s and B-25s continue to blast targets of opportunity in the Wewak area throughout the day.

May 25, 1944
(5th AF) 90+ fighter-bombers, A-20s, B-25s, and B-24s pound numerous targets in the Wewak area.

May 26, 1944
(5th AF) 100+ A-20s, B-25s and fighter-bombers continue to blast the coastal region around Wewak.

May 27, 1944
(5th AF) About 170 A-20s, P-38s, P-40s and B-25s blast the Wewak area. Lost off Kairiru is P-47D 42-22661 (MIA / POW, executed).

May 28, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers blast troop concentrations, AA positions and supply dumps in the Wewak area.

May 29, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) A-20s, B-25s and P-47s, along with RAAF aircraft and a few B-24s saturate the Wewak area with continuous air strikes.

May 30, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) The Wewak area is again blasted by 70+ A-20s, B-24s and B-25s, along with RAAF aircraft.

May 31, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) B-24s, P-39s and RAAF aircraft continue to hit the Wewak area.

June 1, 1944
(5th AF) Aircraft bombing the Wewak coast.

June 2, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) B-24s, P-39s, and RAAF airplanes hit the Wewak area.

June 3, 1944
(5th AF) B-24s and fighter-bombers maintain consistent pounding of numerous targets in the Wewak region.

June 4, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s hit Wewak.

June 5, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) P-39s and RAAF aircraft attack the Wewak area.

June 6, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) P-39s, A-20s and RAAF aircraft continue to pound the Wewak-Hansa Bay area, hitting supply dumps and hideouts.

June 7, 1944
(5th AF) Fighter-bombers and A-20s continue pounding the Wewak coast.

June 8, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s hit Wewak area.

June 9, 1944
(5th AF, RAAF) B-24s, A-20s, B-25s and P-39s, along with RAAF planes, drop about 140 tons of bombs on various targets in the Wewak area.

June 10, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s, and RAAF aircraft hit the Wewak area with 100+ tons of bombs.

June 11, 1944
(5th AF) B-25s, A-20s, and P-47s continue to saturate the Wewak coastline.

June 12, 1944
(5th AF) P-47s and A-20s hit troop concentrations, communications and various other targets in the Wewak area.

June 13, 1944
(5th AF) 100+ A-20s and a few B-25s and P-39s attack miscellaneous targets in the Wewak area.

June 14, 1944
(5th AF) A-20s, B-25s and P-39s hit the Wewak area.

June 16, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters hit personnel areas and barges along the coast in the Wewak area are hit throughout the day.

June 17, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and B-25s and fighters hit the the Wewak area.

June 18, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighters, along with RAAF aircraft, continue to pound supplies and occupied areas along the coast in the Wewak area.

June 19, 1944
(FEAF) 100+ A-20s and fighter-bombers maintain strikes along the coast around Wewak, hitting supply and bivouac areas, roads, personnel, and a coastal gun position.

June 20, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s, P-39s, and RAAF aircraft, pound areas along the coast in the general area of Wewak.

June 21, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) P-39s and RAAF aircraft attack other targets in the Wewak area.

June 22, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) Attacks by A-20s and fighters, along with RAAF aircraft, on the wide coastal area around Wewak continue.

June 23, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) The Wewak area is again pounded throughout the day by A-20s, P-39s, P-47s and RAAF aircraft.

June 24, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) Fifth Air Force and RAAF aircraft continue to blast stores, personnel areas, roads, and bridges in the general area of Wewak.

June 25, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) The Wewak area continues under attack of Fifth Air Force and RAAF aircraft.

June 26, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) The Wewak area is hit throughout the day by Fifth Air Force B-24s and P-39s, along with USN and RAAF aircraft.

June 27, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) Fifth Air Force and RAAF light bombers and fighter-bombers continue to attack the Wewak area, hitting troop concentrations, villages, ammunition dumps, and warehouses.

June 28, 1944
(FEAF) Attacks on the Wewak area continue.

June 29, 1944
(FEAF) Targets of opportunity including barges, villages and bivouacs in the Wewak area are hit by A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers.

July 1, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters continue to pound the Wewak coastal area; many of the strikes are in conjunction with US Navy (USN) motor torpedo (PT) boats.

July 3, 1944
(FEAF) The Wewak coastal area continues under sustained air attack.

July 4, 1944
(FEAF) Aircraft bomb and strafe barges at Wewak Point.

July 5, 1944
(FEAF) In the area around Wewak, A-20s and fighter-bombers hit dumps and attack barges during the night of 4/5 July.

July 6, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers continue to pound the Wewak area.

July 7, 1944
(FEAF, RAAF) A few fighter-bombers and RAAF aircraft attack barges, gun positions, and troops along the coast in the Wewak area.

July 8, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s, A-20s, fighter-bombers and a few B-24s attack Wewak, hitting barges, gun positions, and communication targets.

July 10, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers, and a B-25 hit troops, villages, and barges in the Wewak area.

July 12, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers again hit troop concentrations and barges in the Wewak area.

July 13, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers pound occupied areas and gun positions in the Wewak area.

July 15, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers again pound troop concentrations over a wide area around Wewak.

July 16, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters again hit troop and supply concentrations in Wewak.

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

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

July 21, 1944
(FEAF) P-47s hit Wewak jetties.

July 22, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers hit targets to the west of Wewak.

July 23, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers hit communications, supplies, barges, and troop concentrations from Wewak to Yakamul throughout the day.

July 25, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers hit communications and troop concentration along the coast in the general area of Wewak are attacked throughout the day.

July 26, 1944
(FEAF) 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 coastline at Wewak.

July 27, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supply dumps, gun positions, barges, and a variety of other targets along the coast at Wewak.

July 28, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers blast stores, troop concentrations, communications targets, barges, and targets of opportunity in the Wewak.

July 29, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters continue pounding the N coast, hitting troops, bridges and stores at Wewak.

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

July 31, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers continue pounding Japanese concentrations and targets of opportunity on the north coast, particularly between Wewak and Yakamul.

August 1, 1944
(FEAF) Bad weather restricts operations against the Wewak area, a few P-39s strafe coastal trails.

August 2, 1944
(FEAF) Bombers and fighters in the Wewak area hit a bridge, communications lines, troop concentrations, and other targets along the coastline.

August 3, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers and A-20s continue to blast areas around Wewak.

August 4, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers in support of Allied forces pound enemy concentrations just west of Wewak.

August 10, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers continue to pound forces between Aitape and Wewak.

August 14, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers, along with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft hit Wewak Point.

August 15, 1944
(FEAF) P-39s dive-bomb AA positions at Wewak Point

August 19, 1944
(FEAF) P-39s support ground forces in Wewak area.

August 20, 1944
(FEAF) A-20s and fighter-bombers hit numerous targets during coastal sweeps in the Wewak general area.

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

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

August 26, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity in the Wewak.

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

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

September 8, 1944
(FEAF) P-39s strafe the Wewak coastal area.

December 8, 1944
(
FEAF) Aircraft fly armed reconnaissance and light raids over the Wewak area.

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