FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Seven B-24s weather-abort an attempt to fly
cover for a naval task force.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, fighters bomb and strafe the
town of Mengmao and nearby hill positions, river traffic, troops, and horses
from Tanchuk to Tengyun, bridges NE of Hsinganhsien, the town of Kaotienhsu,
troops in the Kweilin area, rail traffic W of Puchi, and airfields at Siangtan
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): HQ Tenth AF is reassigned from AAF,
India-Burma Sector to AAF, India-Burma Theater.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Two B-24s from Saipan on armed reconnaissance
bomb Yap. During the night of 27/28 Oct a B-24 on a snooper mission hits Iwo Jima.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: 40+ fighter-bombers operating in three waves, hit shipping off Cebu and west of Mactan. B-24s attack Malili and Palopo on Celebes.