February 8, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, seven B-25s bomb bridges at Budalin and Songon, displacing a section of the former and destroying an approach to the latter; 7 others hit the stronghold at Badana; 16 A-36s and P-51s and 1 B-25 hit a camp at Mogaung; Four P-51s strafe railroad cars northwest of Myitkyina while one B-25 bombs a camp at Kumnyen.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Makin and Abemama hit Maloelap and Mille.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): P-39s over Bougainville bomb and strafe Tiaraka huts and bivouac area.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): In New Guinea, nearly 50 A-20s
and B-25s hit the Alexishafen and Madang areas. P-39s strafe targets of opportunity
during sweeps over wide areas of northeast New Guinea and New Britain; during
the night of 8/9 Feb, B-25s bomb Toeal.