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November 27, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 1944

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Seventeen B-24s bomb Gia Lam. Seventeen B-25s blast the Hochih, China area, 6 bomb Phu Lang Thuong, French Indochina, and eight pound warehouses at Lashio. 56 P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over E Burma, N French Indochina, and vast areas of S China attack town areas, railroad targets, bridges and other targets of opportunity around Lampang, Thailand; Phu Binh, French Indochina; Pachai, Ishan, and Chefang, China; and Wanling, Hsenwi, and Kawnghka, Burma. A detachment of the 426th Night Fighter Squadron, Fourteenth AF, begins operating from Hsian with P-61s (squadron is based at Chengtu with a detachment at Kunming).

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, twelve P-47s fly close support strikes in the Pinwe area; 21 fighter-bombers destroy bridges at Inailong and Thegyaung and damage bridges at Ho-hko and Kawnghka; 60+ fighter-bombers attack personnel and supply areas at Kutkai, Kyungon, Kodaungbo, Mongmit, Datwin, Man Namsawk, Old Lashio, and Ugingyi. Transports fly 280+ sorties, carrying men and supplies to forward bases and frontline areas. A detachment of the 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, begins operating from Myitkyina with F-5s (squadron is based at Barrackpore); the 165th Liaison Squadron (Commando), 1st Air Commando Group, moves from Yazagyo, Burma to Asansol with UC-64s and L-5s; the 434th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 12th Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Comilla to Fenny with B-25s.

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Twentieth Air Force): Operating from the Calcutta area, 55 B-29s bomb the Bangsue railroad yards at Bangkok; 3 others hit individual targets.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 24 B-24s from Saipan escorted by 12 P-38s, hit Iwo Jima; 29 more B-24s, from Guam fly a second strike against the island. Twenty-five B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb Del Monte Airfield.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 81 Mariana based B-29s fly against Tokyo; none of the B-29s bomb the primary targets, the Musashino and Nakajima plants, but 59 hit the secondary, the urban area and docks; 7 bomb Hamamatsu, a target of opportunity; while the mission is in progress 11 enemy airplanes attack Isley Field destroying or damaging several B-29s; AA and intercepting fighters down 10 aircraft.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Malogo Airfield and Bacolod Airfields and Daliao Airfield on Mindanao. B-25s blast Namlea Airfield; Liang Airfield and Laha Airfield. A variety of FEAF aircraft attack airfields, shipping, and targets of opportunity on Celebes Island, N Borneo, and in the Halmahera and the Ceram Islands areas. The detachment of the 419th Night Fighter Squadron, XIII Fighter Command, operating from Noemfoor moves to Morotai with P-61s (squadron is based on Middleburg).

RAAF: Lost is P-40N Kittyhawk A29-581 (MIA) near Doom Island.

USN: Lost is PBY Catalina 08283 in Leyte Gulf.



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