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.