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November 1, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): In the Kuriles, a B-24 on an armed weather mission bombs Otomari Cape.

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, about 70 fighters again support Chinese ground forces in the Lungling area; 13 fighters strafe river, road, and rail traffic from Kunghsien to Loyang; the detachments of the 11th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 341st Bombardment Group (Medium), operating from Kweilin and Liuchow with B-25s, return to base at Yang Tong; the detachment of the 26th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, operating from Nanning with P-51s, returns to base at Kunming.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 70+ fighter-bombers knock out the bridge at Panghkam, slightly damage bridges in the Wingkang and Kawnghka area, hit railroad targets of opportunity between Indaw and Naba, attack Japanese positions near Bhamo, Si-in, Hantet, and Shwegu, and bomb the towns of Loiwing and Lagaw; 9 B-25s damage bridge approaches at Hsenwi, Namhkai, and Kawnghka. The elements of the 24th Combat Mapping Squadron, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, operating from Hsinching and Pengshan with F-7s, return to the detachment base at Changyi (squadron is based at Guskhara).

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eight B-24s from Guam attack shipping NE of Iwo Jima. Twelve B-24s escorting a US Navy photo aircraft fly over Iwo Jima and Haha Jima and Chichi Jima bomb airfields, a warehouse, and shipping. P-47s from Saipan strafe Pagan. During the night of 1/2 Nov a B-24 on a snooper mission from Saipan bombs Iwo Jima.

USN - Sunk by a torpedo from USS Pintado (SS-387) is Akikaze.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb airfields at Cebu and Alicante and supply dumps at Del Monte lost is B-24J "Lil Jo Toddy" 42-110137 (5 MIA/KIA, 5 rescued), B-24J 44-41174 (MIA) and B-24J 44-41382 (MIA). Fighter-bombers hit airfields at Bacolod, Alicante, and Carolina; P-47s attack shipping and shore targets during a sweep over the Sulu Archipelago. P-38s and B-25s pound Namlea Airfield. A-20s and B-25s hit Babo Airfield. The 394th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Noemfoor to Morotai. During November 1944: HQ V Bomber Command and HQ V Fighter Command move from Owi, to Leyte. HQ 2d Combat Cargo Group and the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Combat Cargo Squadrons arrive on Biak from the US with C-46s.



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