February 25, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s are over Matsuwa
shortly after midnight 24/25 Feb on a photographic reconnaissance and bomb
run; the mission is not completed due to weather.
March 16, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly a night armed reconnaissance over Matsuwa, but turn back prematurely. Some of the bombers jettison their bombloads over the target area.
April 7, 1944
(11th AF) Eight B-24s dispatched to destroy a convoy, believed
southeast of Matsuwa turn back due to engine, navigation
and weather difficulties.
April 9, 1944
(11th AF) A weather sortie over Matsuwa is negative
due to low clouds and fog.
April 10, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance
April 11, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s attempting to fly a photographic and
bombing run over Matsuwa installations, two turn back; the third bombs
the Matsuwa Airfield runway area.
April 13, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance and bombing runs
over Matsuwa Airfield.
April 14, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly armed photo reconnaissance mission
during early the morning over Matsuwa, photographs taken are negative due to cloud cover.
April 15, 1944
(11th AF) During the night of 14/15 April three B-24s on armed
reconnaissance mission over Matsuwa hit several targets
including Matsuwa Airfield.
April 18, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance over Matsuwa.
April 23, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly weather and photographic reconnaissance
within 100 miles of the Kurile Islands and photograph Matsuwa.
April 24, 1944
(11th AF) A B-24 flies a photo and
bombing run over Matsuwa
April 25, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s photograph and bomb installations on
May 12, 1944
(11th AF) One B-24 reconnoiters and bombs installations on
Matsuwa concentrating on Matsuwa Airfield on Tagan Cape.
May 24, 1944
(11th AF) Two bombers fly weather and photo reconnaissance
bomb the Matsuwa area.
May 28, 1944
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly reconnaissance and drop bombs on
May 29, 1944
(11th AF) At dawn two B-25s photograph and bomb Matsuwa (secondary target).
June 2, 1944
(11th AF) Two B-24s, finding Shimushiru
overcast, bomb and photograph Matsuwa (the secondary) during dawn.
June 4, 1944
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly an uneventful reconnaissance over Shimushiru; fuel shortage and equipment failure prevent flying to Matsuwa
October 4, 1944
(11th AF) A B-24 weatheraborts
a photo run off Matsuwa.
October 8, 1944
(11th AF) Photo missions to Matsuwa turn back due to weather.
October 12, 1944
(11th AF) B-24s hit Matsuwa Airfield and shipping targets
in the Matsuwa area.
October 30, 1944
(11th AF) Three B-24s fly armed reconnaissance over
November 5, 1944
(11th AF) Four B-24s bomb Matsuwa
November 12, 1944
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly armed reconnaissance over Matsuwa.
November 25, 1944
(11th AF) A B-24 aborts an armed photo mission over Matsuwa due to weather
November 28, 1944
(11th AF) A B-24 photographs and bombs the Matsuwa shore area.
January 19, 1945
(11th AF) Two other B-24s hit Matsuwa.
January 23, 1945
(11th AF) One B-24 flies a reconnaissance sortie along Onnekotan-Matsuwa east coasts.
March 14, 1945
(11th AF) Of the twelve B-25s taking off to cover a naval task force on its way to Matsuwa, six abort due to weather and failure to locate the Navy task force; the others fly coverage sorties throughout the day.
March 16, 1945
Because of a navigational error, two B-24s on
a photo mission to Matsuwa reach 130 miles south of the island, the deepest penetration of the Japanese Home Islands to date; the B-24s turn north to photograph Matsuwa.
May 17, 1945
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly bombing and photo missions over Matsuwa, concentrating on Matsuwa Airfield
May 25, 1945
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly a radar ferret
mission over Matsuwa and bomb the Tagan Cape area
June 19, 1945
(11th AF) A B-24 bomb
and photograph Matsuwa.
June 23, 1945
(11th AF) Two B-24s on a shipping sweep
between Matsuwa and Paramushiru sink one freighter, damage two more, and
hit a whale boat; 1 Japanese fighter is claimed destroyed
July 20, 1945
Eight B-24s fly the heaviest and most successful
mission of the month, bombing hangars and revetments at Matsuwa Airfield.