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March 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SATURDAY, 11 MARCH 1944

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 70+ fighter-bombers (P-40s, P-51s and A-36s) and 2 B-25s hit fuel and ammunition dumps, gun positions, roads and general targets of opportunity in or near Saungka, Pandaw, Walawbum, Labang Gahtawng, Shaduzup and Mogaung.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In French Indochina, 10 P-40s damage 3 barges at Campha Port, hit buildings on Weichow, China and attack the town area at Ha Coi.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-24s, operating out of Kwajalein, for first time, carry out the Seventh's first raid from the Marshall against Wake. P-40s and B-25s, operating from bases in the Gilberts pound Mille and Maloelap.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 40+ B-24s and B-25s, supported by 20+ P-38s, pound Rabaul town area; and 20 P-40s bomb Vunapope. On Bougainville , 43 P-40s bomb the Mosigetta area while four B-24s pound Monoitu Mission.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): Twelve B-25s pound Lorengau while 7 B-24s bomb enemy positions to the west of the town, as the preliminaries for invasion of Manus increase. 80+ B-24s, B-25s, and A-20s hit Boram Airfield while 40+ A-20s and P-39s attack targets in the Madang area; P-47s strafe the Hansa Bay area; other aircraft carry out armed reconnaissance and sweeps over wide reaches of NE New Guinea and the New Britain coastal areas. 64th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Dobodura to Nadzab, New Guinea with B-24s. Lost are B-24D "Heaven Can Wait" 42-41216 (MIA), P-47D piloted by Gerrity (MIA) and P-47D 42-22896 (MIA).



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