THURSDAY, 6 JANUARY 1944
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, P-51's and A-36's carry out ground
support missions at Sumprabum and Taihpa Ga and hit a cavalry bivouac and dumps
at Kamaing; 12 P-40's attack a supply dump S of Sahmaw Junction and strafe Pahok.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 2 B-25's bomb a troop ship on the Yangtze
River, NE of Tungting Lake; the vessel is reported as sunk.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): 78th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter
Group, transfers from Haleiwa Field to Stanley Field with
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): P-38's sweep the Rabaul area claiming 9 Zekes shot down during a running battle
over the Cape Gazelle area. B-25's and RNZAF Ventura's bomb and strafe targets
in the Choiseul Bay area, New Georgia, including jetty areas and buildings
at Tarekekori, targets on Morgusaia and gun positions on Kondakanimboko.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-24's and B-25's
bomb Alexishafen and Bogadjim areas; A-20's attack targets along the road
from Bogadjim-Yaula Road; B-25's attack targets of opportunity on the Huon Peninsula
and others hit the Borgen Bay area; and P-39's strafe barges at Borgen and Rein
Bays. 389th Bombardment Squadron, 312th Bombardment Group transfers
from Port Moresby to Gusap with P-40's; first mission is 14 January;
they transition to A-20's in February.
USN: PBY Catalina 08432 is lost near Daru Island.