TUESDAY, 15 AUGUST 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 70+ P-51s, P-47s, P-40s, and A-36s
hit numerous north Burma targets including general targets of opportunity in the
Bhamo area, a monastery at Pegu, troops east of Mawhun, Loiwing and Lashio Airfield and rail targets between Naba and Hopin; close support strikes are flown for ground forces in the Pinbaw and Naba areas; and supply dumps at Mainghka
are bombed and two villages north of Kazu are hit and burned out.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, twelve B-25s bomb Kutkai, demolishing 2
large buildings and leaving 14 burning; 35 P-40s attack Tingka, Hsenwi, Lungling,
and Tengchung; and nearly 100 P-40s and P-51s attack troops, horses, trucks,
river shipping, artillery pieces, warehouses, and general targets of opportunity
in or near Sungpai, Sinshih, Hengyang, Chaling, Leiyang, Sinyang, Siangtan,
Hukow, and Changsha. In French Indochina, 4 P-40s hit coastal shipping at Hongay
and Nam Dinh.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Lolobata
Airfield on Halmahera. 345th BGs B-25s attack shipping in the Ternate area, setting a 1,200-ton vessel afire and damaging several luggers and barges. Lost are B-25D 41-30518 (rescused) and B-25D 43-3383 (MIA). Aircraft on armed reconnaissance hit targets of opportunity in the Ceram
area and Tanimbar. P-39s dive-bomb AA positions
at Wewak Point; HQ V Bomber Command moves from Nadzab to Owi;
HQ XIII Fighter Command moves from Guadalcanal to Sansapor; HQ 347th
Fighter Group and 339th Fighter Squadron move from Stirling to Sansapor with P-38s; and the 67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group moves
from the Russells to Middleburg with P-38s.