THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 1944
ALASKA: A single B-24 bombs Kurabu Cape on Paramushiru.
(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 10 P-47s blast approaches
to 2 bridges in the Mawlu area and 15 support ground forces in the Mohnyin
hitting the village of Nyaunggaing and damaging a nearby bridge and pounding
the railroad station at Kadu. In India, a detachment of the 1st Combat Cargo
Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, begins operating from Hathazari, India with
C-47s (squadron is based at Sylhet, India).
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In
China, 100+ P-51s and P-40s on armed reconnaissance over S China hit numerous
targets of opportunity from the Tungting Lake area to Luichow Peninsula;
the fighter-bombers concentrate on rivercraft, troop compounds, and building
the 35th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF, based at Chanyi,
sends a detachment to operate from Chihkiang with F-5s.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA: B-24s on armed reconnaissance
from Saipan bomb a bridge,
a pier, and the town area on Yap.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: B-24s hit Parepare,
Celebes. Fighter-bombers hit Amboina and Boela Airfield and shipping from Zamboanga south into the Sulu-Mindanao area, pound the airfield
at Cebu, hit nearby shipping, and strafe Miti, Djailolo, and Hate Tabako. A-20s and fighter-bombers blast airfields at Urarom, Sagan, and Babo; the 13th and 63d Troop Carrier Squadrons, 403d Troop Carrier
Group, cease operating from Wakde with C-47s and returns to base on Biak. Flying out of in the remote Kimberly region of Western Australia,
18 B-24's of the 380th bomb Group took off from Truscott Airfield to bomb the Japanese inter-island
shipping off Pare-Pare, Malili and Palopo.
USMC: Lost is FG Corsair 14039 (MIA).