MONDAY, 9 OCTOBER 1944
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 50+ P-47s knock out a bridge
at Manyut and thoroughly pound the town area, bomb enemy positions at Nyaunggon,
Pinhe, and near Mawhun, damage a bridge near Mawlu, and hit a variety of targets
in the Katha area; 9 B-25s attack road bridges SW of Lashio, knocking out Na-lang
and Nampawng bridges; the B-25s hit several targets of opportunity in the area.
Transport aircraft continue a steady supply of various points in the CBI. A
detachment of the 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Photographic
Reconnaissance Group, begins operating from Chittagong with F-5s (squadron
is based at Barrackpore).
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 2 B-25s bomb the area north of Mangshih;
3 B-24s hit shipping along the lower Yangtze River; 29 P-51s and P-40s on armed
reconnaissance attack river traffic, troops, bridges, and other targets of opportunity
in areas around Tanchuk, Tengyun, Anking, and Amoy; the airstrip at Tanchuk
is temporarily put out of commission.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eighteen B-24s from Saipan pound Iwo Jima. Twenty-five B-25s from the Marshalls bomb Truk. The
28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Seventh AF (attached to VII Fighter
Command), moves from Kipapa Field to Kualoa Airfield with F-5s (detachments
are operating from Saipan and Peleliu).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s, A-20s, and
fighter-bombers attack Boela, Namlea and Kairatoe and Liang on Ambon concentrating on oil tanks and airfields. On Halmahera, B-25s
and fighter-bombers hit Lolobata Airfield and Hate
Tabako Airfield and nearby barges,
supplies, and other targets of opportunity. In New Guinea, A-20s and fighter-bombers
strike Faan Airfield and Langgoer Airfield, P-40s hit Manokwari, and B-25s bomb Samate. Lost on a training flight is B-24D "Mr. Five By Five" 42-40505(MIA).
USN: Special Task Air Group 1 (STAG-1) four TDR-1 Assault Drones controlled by squadron VK-12 attack the causeway at the northern tip of Matupi Island, mission