TUESDAY, 31 OCTOBER 1944
AMERICAN ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s score direct hits on a cannery
at Tomari Cape on Paramushiru and leave nearby buildings burning; one of two B-25s
hit by AA heads for and safely lands in the USSR.
THEATER AAF, INDIA-BURMA SECTOR: The 427th Night Fighter
Squadron arrives from Italy to Pandaveswar with P-61s (first mission
is 23 Nov).
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Six P-51s hit shipping targets
of opportunity at Swatow and Amoy; about 70 fighters support Chinese ground
forces by pounding positions in the Lungling area; 4 B-25s and 12 P-40s bomb
a railroad bridge at Pengpu.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Buram, 60+ P-47s attack occupied
areas and supply areas at Namun, Bhamo, and Nakang, and railroad bridges, locomotive
shelters, and rolling stock along the Kyaikthin-Naba line; 2 B-25s attack targets
of opportunity from Katha to Bhamo along the Irrawaddy River.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): During the night of 31 Oct/l Nov a B-24 on a
snooper mission from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: P-47s and A-20s
bomb Kairatoe Airfield and Saharoe village on Celebes. B-25s and P-40s
hit Loloda and Soasioe in the Moluccas Islands. P-38s and A-20s concentrating on airfields, attack Samate Efman, Sagan, and Doom.