November 25, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A B-24 aborts an armed photo mission over Matsuwa due to weather and instead radar bombs Kurabu Airfield on Paramushiru; B-25s cancel a shipping sweep due to weather.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Twelve B-25s hit warehouses, village and town areas at Lashio and Wanling, Burma. 6 attack rail targets, trucks, and buildings at Phu Lang Thuong, French Indochina. 75 P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance attack river, road, and rail traffic, troops, buildings, and other targets of opportunity at several Thailand, Burma, S China, and N French Indochina locations, including areas around Bhre and Lampang, Thailand; Paoching, Ankang, Ishan, and Hochih, China; Namsang, and Mongyu, Burma; and Phu Lang Thuong, French Indochina.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 24 fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Bhamo area; 24 bomb an airfield at Kawlin while 8 more strafe Tabingaung Airfield and town area; 12 attack the Meza railroad station and boxcars in nearby bridge area, storage and personnel areas in the Lashio area and at Nawngyang, Ashang, and Man Mao; 8 P-47s strafe targets of opportunity along the Wuntho-Shwebo rail line. Transports fly 325 sorties to forward bases and frontline areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Seven B-24s from Guam escort a photo aircraft over the Bonins and Kazan and bomb Chichi Jima, Muko Jima, and Haha Jima.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Fighter-bombers range over wide areas of Masbate, Cebu, and Leyte and surrounding waters, attacking shipping, airfields, bivouacs, and a variety of targets. B-25s and fighter-bombers hit airfields on Ceram and Boeroe Islands and B-24s on armed reconnaissance over N Borneo hit shipping and other targets of opportunity. During the night of 25/26 Nov, B-25s hit airfields in NE Celebes and Halmahera.