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January 8, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

SATURDAY, 8 JANUARY 1944
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 20 P-51's and A-36's knock out a bridge north of Hopin, destroy a warehouse and railroad tracks in the area, and destroy a locomotive and damage numerous railroad cars at Tigyaingza.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): 22d Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 341st Bombardment Group (Medium), transfers from Chakulia to Yangkai with B-25's.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): Fifteen B-24's staging through Tarawa bomb shipping and shore installations at several locations on Wotje, Maloelap and Jaluit. Two B-25's from Tarawa hit shipping and gun positions on Jaluit.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): B-24's bomb Kahili; and B-25's hit concentrations on Siposai and Kondakanimboko.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-24's, medium bombers, and a few fighters, attack the Madang area, bomb Uligan Harbor, and hit Bogadjim and the Bogadjim Road. Fighters strafe the Sag Sag sawmill in the Cape Gloucester area and B-25's and A-20's hit positions near Arawe. B-24's bomb Kendari and other targets on Celebes.



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