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April 14, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

FRIDAY, 14 APRIL 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Three B-24s fly armed photo reconnaissance mission during early the morning over Matsuwa, Onnekotan, and Paramushiru. Photographs taken are negative due to cloud cover.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, twenty P-40s attack a camp at Manywet in the Mogaung Valley; 20 P-51s and 3 B-25s support ground forces in the Mawlu area.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): A single B-24 enroute from Kwajalein to Tarawa bombs Jaluit; B-25s from Eniwetok bomb Ponape while B-25s from Abemama strike Jaluit and Maloelap using Majuro as an arming station between strikes. 26th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Tarawa to Kwajalein with B-24s.

IJN: Japanese bombers carry out an ineffective raid on Eniwetok.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): Nineteen B-24s bomb Eten, Param, and Kuop and targets of opportunity at Truk. On New Britain Island, 24 B-25s and 40+ fighter-bombers blast a supply area at Ratawul; and 8 fighter-bombers hit Vunapope. 20+ fighter-bombers strike various targets in northeast Bougainville.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-25s and P-39s hit barges and luggers in Vanimo Harbor and off Bogia. 673d Bombardment Squadron, 417th Bombardment Group, moves from Dobodura to Saidor with A-20s.



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