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October 22, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 22 OCTOBER 1944

(CBI) BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 40+ P-47s hit a variety of targets including bridges at Panghkam, and at two other points along the N Burma rail corridor, the towns of Manna and Kyaungle, a bivouac in the Indaw area, and various targets of opportunity.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 2 B-25s knock out 2 railroad bridges at Pingnam while 8 P-51s pound the town area; 54 P-40s and P-51s on armed reconnaissance attack town areas and general targets of opportunity at Nampang, Kuanyang, Shekpo, Pingnam, Kweiping, near Menghsu and Wanling, Burma.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Guam hit Yap with harassment raids during the day, operating singly or in groups of 2 or 3. Makin based B-25s bomb Nauru.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s and P-38s attack shipping in the Sulu Archipelago and Jolo Harbor and Zamboanga Harbor while B-24s hit Opon and Lahug on Cebu; B-25s hit Ternate on Samar and B-24s pound Matina Airfield and Likanan Airfield; and HQ 308th Bombardment Wing moves from Hollandia to Leyte. B-25s hit Piroe Bay supply dumps and gun positions and fighter-bombers hit Kairatoe Airfield and Amahai Airfield and targets of opportunity in Binnen Bay. A-20s blast pillboxes and occupied areas in the Metimedan-Sawar Rivers sector of New Guinea. Lost is P-70A 42-54161 (MIA).



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