August 5, 1942
(USN) aircraft destroyed a concentration of
seaplanes at Rekata Bay.
December 18, 1942
(RNZAF) Lost on a patrol mission is Hudson NZ2054 (MIA/POW)
September 15, 1942
Aerial reconassance photo of Rekata Bay and Suavanao Point.
October 30, 1942
(USMC) Fighters of VMF-212 shot down "float planes" at Rekata Bay, claiming 5 victories at 0515:
1/Lt Jack Conger: 2, 1/Lt Frank Drury: 1, 1/Lt Robert Sout: 1, 1/Lt. William Watkins Jr; : 1
January 1, 1943
(13th AF) B-26s of the 69th BS bomb from 7,000', damaging the Sanyo Maru with a near miss. Nine F1M2 Pete intercept, but fail to make contact.
January 7, 1943
(13th AF) B-26s of the 69th BS with P-39 escort attack Rekata
Bay, two planes are lost. B-26 "Krejan" 41-17550 is shot down by anti-aircraft fire over the target.
January 13, 1943
(13th AF) B-26s with P-39 and P-38 escort pound
Bay, no loss.
January 22, 1943
(13th AF) B-17s bomb the Rekata Bay without loss.
January 25, 1943
(13th AF) P-38s bomb Rekata Bay area.
February 22, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) P-38s, P-39s and Navy aircraft hit Rekata Bay
March 22, 1943
(13th AF) P-38s strafe Rekata Bay area.
March 31, 1943
(13th AF) P-40's and P-38's hit the Suavanau Point
area of Rekata Bay.
April 11, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) P-38's and Navy fighters strafe gun positions in the
May 2, 1943
B-17's on harassing strikes hit the Rekata Bay area.
May 3, 1943
(USN, 13th AF) P-40s, P-38s, SBD and USN fighters
hit buildings, AA positions.
May 4, 1943
(13th AF) B-17s fly snooper strikes against Rekata Bay area.
June 26, 1943
(13th AF) P-38s strafe the area.
July 23, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's and P-40's, and USN SBDs, pound the Rekata
August 5, 1943
(13th AF) B-24's bomb the
shore of Rekata Bay.
August 6, 1943
(USN, USMC, 13th AF) 24 B-17's & B-24's, 24 B-25's, and 50+
USN and USMC fighters and dive bombers pound the Rekata Bay area, bivouac
August 11, 1943
Five B-24's hit a supply area on the east side of Suavanau Point and Papatura Fa.
August 13, 1943
(13th AF) 12 B-25's bomb supply areas
Bay. Two B-24's on armed reconnaissance hit Suavanau Point.
August 14, 1943
(13th AF) 9 B-17's bomb the Rekata Bay area.
August 15, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's bomb Papatura Fa.
August 16, 1943
(13th AF) NIne B-24's bomb Papatura Fa
near Rekata Bay.
August 24, 1943
(13th AF) Twenty-five B-24's with fighter escort, bomb Papatura Fa.
August 26, 1943
(13th AF) Fifteen B-24's bomb Papatura Ite and supply areas on Papatura
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