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November 13, 1944
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MONDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 1944

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In Burma, 4 B-25s bomb Man Pwe while 4 others blast 3 warehouses at Wanling. 60+ P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over S China and as far W and SW as Burma and Thailand hit numerous targets of opportunity including shipping, troops, and railroad targets.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 100+ fighter-bombers pound numerous targets in N Burma; close support strikes are made on the Pinwe area, bridges at Namhkai, Meza, and Thegyaung, on troop concentrations and on supplies at Loi-Lum and Namhpakka; the ferry crossing at Shweli is hit by 12-hour delay bombs, the Nawnghkio landing ground is strafed, and numerous targets of opportunity along the Irrawaddy River and rail lines in N Burma are hit. Transports fly 300+ sorties to forward areas; the 166th Liaison Squadron (Commando), 1st Air Commando Group, moves from Asansol to Yazagyo with UC-64s and L-5s; the 427th Night Fighter Squadron, AAF, India-Burma Theater, based at Pandaveswar, sends detachment to operate from Myitkyina with P-61s.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Six B-24s from Guam escorting U. S. Navy photo aircraft over Iwo Jima and the Bonins, attack shipping at Futamiko in the Bonins; One B-24 from Saipan carrying out an unsuccessful shipping search, bombs Iwo Jima. Seven B-24s from Angaur Airfield hit oil storage on Malakal and attack a bridge between Malakal and Koror.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s pound Fabrica Airfield while fighter-bombers hit shipping and other targets of opportunity; a few fighter-bombers hit Legaspi Airfield; B-25s, with P-38 cover, hit San Roque Airfield and Zamboanga Town; the 433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, moves from Biak to Dulag with P-38s; the 501st Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 345th Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Biak to Dulag but continues to operate from Biak. Over Halmahera and in the Ceram area fighter-bombers and A-20s bomb airfields and various targets of opportunity. Pegun Island, New Guinea, is blasted by 2 waves of 70 A-20s.



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