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Allied missions against Choiseul Island
January 28, 1943 - March 4, 1944

January 28, 1943
(13th AF) P-38s and P-40s, along with Navy aircraft, hit shipping between Choiseul and Kolombangara, claiming hits on a tanker and a smaller vessel.

June 6, 1943
(13th AF) P-38's and P-40's strafe the Luti Bay area of Choiseul

August 24, 1943
(13th AF) P-39's strafe barges at Kakasa on Choiseul

August 27, 1943
(13th AF) Twelve B-25's, eight P-40's, and eight US Navy F4U's strafe barges and shoreline targets at Kakasa on Choiseul

September 6, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's and P-39's hit enemy positions at Kakasa on Choiseul

September 27, 1943
(13th AF) P-39's over Choiseul strafe (and explode) 3 barges off Wogai Point, and strafe 2 others off Bambatana, leaving 1 ablaze.

September 29, 1943
(13th AF) On Choiseul P-40's, P-38's, and P-39's join USN fighters in supporting a strike by USN dive bombers on a barge depot at Kakasa; other P-40's strafe and set afire a barge off Sambi Point.

September 30, 1943
(13th AF) Six B-25's bomb Kakasa on Choiseul.

October 1, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's and P-38's join US Navy (USN) dive bombers in a strike on a barge depot at Kakasa on Choiseul.

October 3, 1943
(13th AF) P-39's strafe several barges west of Choiseul.

October 4, 1943
(13th AF, USN) Four P-39's and four F4U's sink 18 barges in a strike along the west coast of Choiseul.

October 6, 1943
(13th AF, USN) Eight P-39's and eight USN F4U's strafe barges off the west coast of Choiseul.

October 8, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's and P-40's sink a barge off the west coast of Choiseul.

October 18, 1943
(13th AF) Fourteen P-39's join 20+ US Navy aircraft in a strike on Kakasa village and a tent area on Choiseul.

October 20, 1943
(13th AF) Kakasa on Choiseul is attacked three times by Venturas, P-40's, and USN fighters and dive bombers.

October 22, 1943
(13th AF) Eighteen B-24's and USN airplanes hit targets in the Choiseul area.

October 23, 1943
(13th AF) Six B-24's bomb Kakasa on Choiseul.

November 30, 1943
(13th AF, USN) Fighter aircraft attack barges and AA guns the northwest tip of Choiseul

December 23, 1943
(13th AF) Seventeen B-25'a attack gun positions and other targets at Sohano, and 6 hit positions at Malevoli in Choiseul Bay.

January 5, 1944
(13th AF) B-25's bomb concentrations in the Choiseul Bay area.

January 6, 1944
(13th AF, RNZAF) B-25's and RNZAF Ventura's bomb and strafe targets in the Choiseul Bay area.

March 4, 1944
(13th AF) RNZAF Venturas join USN planes in attacks on Japanese embarkation ports around Choiseul Bay.

 

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