MONDAY, 21 AUGUST 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 6 B-25s knock out and damage 3 river bridges in the Mu area and at Hsipaw, 36 P-51s support ground forces near Pinlon, Ingyingon, and Nansankyin; and 8 P-51s bomb a storage area at Chyahkan. HQ 1st Combat Cargo Group and the 1st Combat Cargo Squadron arrive at Sylhet, India from the US with C-47s (first mission is 10 Sep).
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 8 B-25s bomb Anjen and targets of opportunity
in the surrounding area; 7 others attack Hengyang Airfield, the town of Nanyo,
and several buildings and other targets of opportunity near Yangtien; 90+ fighter-bombers
hit town areas, river and road traffic, and other targets of opportunity at
Pengtse, Kinhwa, Tenchung, Anjen, Hengyang, and Yangtsishih; S of Sintsaing, N of Tungting Lake, between Hankow and Sinti,
and in the Changsha area.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan hit Yap, P-47s bomb Pagan, and Makin based B-25s hit Nauru.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In the Molucca Islands,
B-24s blast supply dumps and AA guns on the Wasile Bay coast; B-25s hit Kaoe
Airfield and Kaoe town on Halmahera and villages and supply areas on Karakelong
Island. Fighter-bombers blast warehouses and other targets in
the Manokwari area; A-20s and fighter-bombers hit supply dumps in the Sawar-Sarmi sector and attack troops along the coast, particularly from Babiang to Luain.
The 419th Night Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, moves from Guadalcanal
to Middelburg with P-61s (a detachment is operating from Noemfoor).