September 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): 4 B-25s on a shipping search sink a small craft
off Shimushu; 2 other
B-25s fly a search mission for a B-25 (which force-landed in USSR on 9 Sep
but is still reported as missing).
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): Twelve P-47s hit roads, towns, and general targets
of opportunity in the Bhamo, Burma and Tengchung and Lungling, China areas;
Twenty-three B-24s fly fuel to Kunming; numerous other transport flights throughout
the CBI continue. Detachments of the 2d and 4th Combat Cargo Squadrons, 1st
Combat Cargo Group, based at Sylhet, India, begin operating from Yunnani with C-47s.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): Eighteen B-24s blast a storage area at Manling;
Thirty B-25s bomb Tunganhsien and Kiaotow and hit targets of opportunity in the Lingling area; 12 P-40s blast trucks along Burma Road and around Lungling; 59
P-40s and P-51s hit river shipping, railroad targets, troop concentrations,
supply dumps, and other targets of opportunity in the Canton-Tungting Lake area.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan bomb Iwo
Jima and hit shipping off Chici
Jima. P-47s pound Pagan with strafing attacks and rockets.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s hit Galela Airfield and Miti on Halmahera. B-25s bomb Kairatoe Airfield and village on
Celebes and Boela Airfield while P-38s hit Namlea Airfield and Amahai and oil tanks at Boela. A-20s and B-25s hit Kaoe Airfield on Halmahera and scattered targets of opportunity. A-20s strike Otawiri Airfield, Sagan Airfield, Nabire Airfield and Urarom Airfield while fighter-bombers hit airfields
and AA guns at Manokwari and Ransiki; the 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron,
71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, moves from Tadji to Biak with P-40s. Lost on a ferry flight is B-25D "The Wolf Pack" 41-30099 (crew rescued). Lost is P-38J 44-23526 (pilot POW, executed).