November 14, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 1944
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In E Burma and in the China-Burma boundary
areas 8 B-25s bomb Wanling and Hsenwi, Burma; 15 P-38s and P-40s on armed reconnaissance
hit targets of opportunity around Wanling, Burma and Mangshih, China.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, twelve B-25s bomb a supply area
near Lashio; 56 fighter-bombers hit supply areas, enemy concentrations, town
areas, and general targets of opportunity at Tingka, China and Kutkai, Sandaya,
Palaung, Kawlin, and in the Shwebo-Kyaukmyaung area. 12 support ground forces
in the Pinwe area, 4 bomb Sindaw River bridges and 30+ others maintain patrols
south of Myitkyina. 300+ transport sorties are flown to forward areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 22 B-24s from Saipan and Guam bomb Woleai, hitting an airfield and adjacent installations
and firing an oil dump. Four P-47s from Saipan hit Pagan Airfield on Pagan. During the night of 14/15 Nov a B-24 from Saipan on a snooper
mission attacks shipping southwest of the Bonins.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s pound Pegun
Island, New Guinea in preparation for allied amphibious landings early the
following morning. B-24s strike Langoan Airfield. In the
Philippine Islands, B-24s, with P-38 and P-47 cover, bomb Bacolod Airfield on Negros while fighter-bombers hit trucks and buildings in the Valencia area and near Linao on Leyte and hit shipping south of Ormoc;
B-25s and fighter-bombers pound Lahug Airfield and Opon Airfield; the
310th Bombardment Wing (Medium) moves from Morotai to Leyte; the ground echelon of the 418th Night Fighter Squadron,
13 AF, moves from Morotai to Dulag (the air echelon remains on Morotai with
P-61s). The 370th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy),
moves form Wakde to Morotai with B-24s.