SUNDAY, 29 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): On Paramushiru four B-25s on reconnaissance
hit Tomari Cape buildings and a freighter which is left listing.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, fighters in support of Chinese
ground forces blast hill positions in the Lungling and Mangshih areas; others
damage a bridge at Sinshih, bomb Kweiyi and Paoching, hit railroad targets between
Siaokan and Sinyang, and strafe airfields at Chingmen, Tangyang, and Ichang.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 80+ fighter-bombers again
attack a wide variety of targets including troop concentrations, bridges, supply
dumps, and numerous targets of opportunity at Kawlin, Wingnang, Hsenwi, Bhamo,
Shwegu, Kyungon, Tugyaung, Yebyangale, Henu, and Kayin.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA) AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 19 B-24s from Saipan bomb Chichi Jima. Two B-24s
from Guam strike Yap.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Fighter-bombers
and B-25s, operating in small forces, are active against airfields, AA positions,
and targets of opportunity on Halmahera. Fighter-bombers
hit Ransiki while fighter-bombers, A-20s, and B-25s bomb Urarom and Soeli
and strafe targets of opportunity throughout the Urarom-Kaimana area. HQ 13th
AF moves from Noemfoor to Morotai .
The 63d and 64th Troop Carrier Squadrons, 403d Troop Carrier Group, based
on Biak begin operating
from Wakde and Noemfoor respectively
with C-47s. Force landed on a ferry flight are P-47D "Tojo Special" 42-23249 (survived) and P-47D 42-75921 (survived). Lost is B-24J "Sleepy Time Gal" 42-110120 (MIA).