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American missions against Kashiwabara Airfield (Severo-Kurilsk)
August 11, 1943 - May 15, 1945

August 11, 1943
(11th AF) Nine B-24's from drop bombs and incendiaries on Kashiwabara Airfield. Enemy aircraft challenge the attackers, which claim four confirmed kills, one probable, and four possibles.

April 18, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance over Matsuwa, Onnekotan, and Paramushiru Islands; cloud cover and lack of moonlight permit only bombing of Kashiwabara Airfield and the Banjo Cape area.

September 11, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24's bomb the Kashiwabara staging area; shipping is bombed and strafed in Kashiwabara Harbor.

August 13, 1944
(11th AF) During the night of 12/13 August three B-24 take off on a mission, one aborts while the other two bomb the Kashiwabara staging area.

August 26, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s hit the Kashiwabara staging area during the early morning, starting several fires; later 6 B-25s strafe and bomb the E coast of the N Kurile Islands, sinking a patrol boat; 1 out of 4 interceptors and one of the B-25s are hit; 7 more B-24s bomb targets on Kashiwabara and on Otomari Cape, including docks, piers, boats, and a fuel dump.

September 1, 1944
A B-24 bombs Kashiwabara during the night of 31 Aug/1 Sep.

September 10, 1944
B-24s make an uneventful raid during the night of 9/10 Sep on Kashiwabara

October 5, 1944
(11th AF) At dawn two B-24s bomb Kashiwabara and Kurabu Cape.

October 10, 1944
(11th AF) Four B-24s abort a strike at Kashiwabara due to weather.

October 13, 1944
(11th AF) Four B-24s photograph and bomb targets at Kashiwabara.

October 23, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s hit Kashiwabara.

October 24, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s bomb Kashiwabara.

November 29, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s bomb Kashiwabara

December 20, 1944
(11th AF) Two B-24s flying armed photo mission over Kashiwabara.

March 19, 1945
(11th AF) Five B-24s bomb and photograph the Kashiwabara naval base.

May 10, 1945
(11th AF) The Eleventh AF and the USN's Fleet Air Wing Four execute the heaviest and most successful joint mission to date in the Kurile Islands; sixteen B-25s take off; one borts while the others hit shipping between Kashiwabara.

May 15, 1945
(11th AF) B-24s bomb the Kashiwabara.

August 13, 1945
(11th AF) The Eleventh AF dispatches its last combat mission when six B-24s radar-bomb the Kashiwahara area on Paramushiru with incendiaries, leaving huge columns of smoke.

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