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June 24, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): At dawn, three B-24s bomb the area north of Kurabu Cape Airfield on Paramushiru. Later, two B-25s fly a negative shipping search.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, eleven B-24s fly gasoline to Kamaing while 35 B-25s supply Imphal with ammunition; 60+ A-36s, P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s attack the Myitkyina, Mogaung, Mawlaik-Kin area, Pinbaw, and Hopin.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 60+ P-40s and P-38s bomb the towns of Siangsiang and Yuankiang, attack cavalry forces in the Hengyang area, and damage a pontoon bridge between Tungcheng and Pingkiang; 4 B-25s and a few P-40s knock out a bridge N of Chenghsien.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan, strafe the remnants of the enemy forces on the Saipan and also hit forces left on Tinian.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Fifth Air Force and RAAF aircraft continue to blast stores, personnel areas, roads, and bridges in the general area of Wewak; B-25s, A-26s, and A-20s hit enemy positions in caves east of Mokmer Airfield on Biak attack shipping on MacCluer Gulf in the Babo area, and bomb Kamiri Airfield and Kornasoren Airfield. B-24s, B-25s and fighters, along with other Allied aircraft, hit Tobera Airfield, AA guns at Vunapope, and buildings at Nordup.



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