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November 3, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 1944

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): 69 P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over E Burma, SW and SE China, and N French Indochina hit targets of opportunity in the Lungling, China area, damage a railroad bridge S of Lashio, Burma, hit the town of Mangshih, China and destroy a nearby warehouse. In China, the fighter-bombers hit the town areas and docks at Takhing and Tengyun, attack troops in the Mosun area, destroy two Japanese fighters near Amoy, hit trains at Hongay, French Indochina, and bomb areas on Hainan.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 12 B-25s, supported by 18 P-47s, hit Nawnghkio Airfield; a single B-25 attacks targets of opportunity between Myitkyina and Lashio; 90+ fighter-bombers attack bridges, enemy forces, town areas and numerous targets of opportunity at and Hinlong, China and Kawngmu, Namhai, Tonlon, Ho-hko, Namhsum, Hkusan, Hkawngwa, Wingkang, Namhkam, and S of Mansi. Tenth AF transports fly 240+ sorties to forward areas.

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Twentieth Air Force): 49 B-29s, operating from rear bases in the Calcutta, India area, bomb the Malagon railroad yards in Burma; almost as many others hit alternate targets.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 14 B-24s from Guam pound shipping at Chichi Jima and Haha Jima. 34 P-47s from Saipan bomb and strafe Pagan. B-24s from Saipan continue armed reconnaissance and snooper missions over Marcus and Iwo Jima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s bomb Alicante Airfield on Negros and P-40s hit a highway and oil dump north of Ormoc; HQ 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group moves from Biak to Leyte; the 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, moves from Biak to Dulag but the air echelon operates from Tacloban with P-40s. A-20s and B-25s bomb Babo Airfield. During the night of 3/4 Nov harassing strikes are flown at airfields in the C Philippine Islands, on the NE peninsula of Celebes and on Halmahera.



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