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October 13, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER 1944

AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s bomb Kurabu Airfield on Paramushiru and bomb and strafe buildings on Tomari Cape, scoring hits on canneries, warehouses, and barracks; later, four B-24s photograph and bomb targets at Kashiwabara.

(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 38 P-47s strike Okkyin, Yebyangale, and Theinlon, and hit troops in the Myothit area; 8 P-47s support ground forces in the Mohnyin area, 12 attack and considerably damage Wanling bridge and 4 hit targets of opportunity in the area. Transports fly 280+ sorties hauling troops and supplies to CBI terminals.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 138 P-40s and P-51s on numerous armed reconnaissance missions throughout S China and into W Burma attack troop areas, rivercraft, town areas, bridges, trucks, and other targets of opportunity; 71 of the fighter-bombers hit targets in the Kweiping area while the others attack targets around Chuanhsien, Litou, Shepchung, Tengyun, Lungfukwan, Kingshan, Mangshih, and Chefang.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Saipan bomb Yap. B-24s from the Marshalls pound Truk. B-25s from the Gilbert bomb Nauru. HQ 21st Fighter Group moves from Wheeler Field to Mokuleia Field.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s bomb Menado on Celebes and the surrounding area. P-38s hit AA positions, enemy concentrations, and other targets in NE Celebes and Halmahera. A-20s and fighter-bombers attack Boela, oil installations and Amahai Airfield, Kairatoe Airfield and Namlea Airfield. The 17th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 4th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance), enroute from Guadalcanal to Morotai, sends a detachment to operate from Sansapor with F-5s (other detachments are at Bougainville and Noemfoor).

USN: F6F Hellcats from VF-15 conduct a fighter sweep over Miyako Jima. Ditched is is F6F Hellcat 41715 (POW).

RAAF: Shot down is P-40N Kittyhawk A29-688 (KIA).



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