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April 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

THURSDAY, 27 APRIL 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A B-25 bombs a submarine without success.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 12 B-25s hit the Kalemyo storage area; 12 B-25s hit the railroad at four points around Shwebo; nearly 150 P-40s, P-51s, A-36s and B-25s blast troops, fuel dumps, gun positions and railroad yard at several locations in the Mogaung Valley, including Myitkyina, Mogaung, Namti, Kamaing, Mohnyin, Hopin, Nanyaseik, Chaungwa and Myothit. 24th Combat Mapping Squadron, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, based at Guskhara sends a detachment to Hsinching with F-7s.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): P-40 Warhawks armed with rockets attack 20 junks south of Shasi.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): During the night of 26/27 April, B-24s, staging through Eniwetok bomb Truk. B-25s from Eniwetok follow up during the day with three raids on Ponape; B-25s based at Makin hit Jaluit, Wotje and Mille. One B-24 from Kwajalein, using Makin as a rearming base, bombs Jabor and Emidj and Enybor. 820th Bombardment Squadron, 41st Bombardment Group, moves from Tarawa to Makin with B-25s.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): In the early morning, sixteen B-24s bomb Dublon, Eten, Moen and Fefan in Truk. Twenty-four B-25s blast the Talili Bay supply area; later a few P-39s hit the same target.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): Nine B-24s bomb Babo. 100+ B-24s, B-25s and A-20s attack Mushu and Kairiru and Wewak Airfield, Boram Airfield, Dagua Airfield and But Airfield; 120+ A-20s and fighter-bombers blast the coastal areas of Hansa Bay and nearby villages, personnel areas NW of Bunabun, and AA positions, villages and bridges from Bunabun to Cape Croisilles. 7th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, moves from Gusap to Finschhafen with P-40s.



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