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September 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 1944

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 13 P-47s bomb the area near Katba; 30 P-47s in 5 flights hit ammunition stores and the town area of Myothit, and attack Sinkin, Bhamo, and Ma-ubin; 7 other P-47s damage the approaches to a railroad bridge at Nansiaung, 7 more hit a bivouac area at Pinwe, and 7 B-25s pound Hsenwi. Ten B-24s fly fuel to Liuchow and Yungning. C-47s fly 200+ sorties to various points in CBI.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 40+ P-40s and P-51s on armed reconnaissance attack communications targets, river shipping, buildings, and troops in the Kiyang, Lungfukwan, Sungpai, Chuanhsien, Lingling, Paishui, and Paoching areas.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Saipan based P-47s bomb and strafe Pagan. Two B-24s on armed reconnaissance hit Marcus. Fourteen B-24s from the Marshalls strike Truk.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Menado personnel and supply areas on Celebes. B-25s attack oil tanks at Boela, and hit Old Namba Airfield on Buru. P-40s hit Ransiki Airfield, Kokas, and Waren Airfield and shipping in the Vogelkop Peninsula area; HQ 375th Troop Carrier Group moves from Nadzab to Biak; the 72d and 394th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), move from Wakde to Noemfoor with B-24s. HQ 35th Fighter Group moves from Owi to Morotai.

USN: Special Task Air Group 1 (STAG-1) (Mission 1) Four TDR Drones take off from Stirling Airfield on their first combat demonstration mission against anti-aircraft emplacements and a beached merchant ship [Hitati Maru] near Kahili Airfield on southern Bougainville. Two of the four TDRs hit the target ship.



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