November 29, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Three B-24s bomb Kashiwabara. B-25s call off a shipping sweep due to weather.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): 6 B-25s bomb Ninh Binh, French Indochina and eight hit Lashio and 3 attack Hsenwi, Burma. 20 P-40s, P-38s and P-51s hit targets of opportunity in the Chefang, China area. 23 P-38s and P-51s attack bridges, horses, shipping, and rail traffic around Hochih and Nanning; Quang Yen, French Indochina; and Hsenwi, Kawnghka, and Namhkai, Burma.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 50+ fighter-bombers fly close support strikes in the battle areas around Bhamo and Pinwe; bridges at Tonbo, Pauktaw, Man Loi, Meza, Bon Chaung, and at 2 unnamed points in N Burma are pounded by 60+ fighter-bombers; 8 others bomb supplies, personnel and ammunition stores at Tigyaing. 323 transport sorties are flown to forward areas. The 1st Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, moves from Sylhet to Tulihal, India with C-47s; the 490th Bombardment Squadron, 341st Bombardment Group, moves from Moran, India to Warazup, Burma with B-25s.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eighteen B-24s from Guam bomb Iwo Jima. Four P-47s from Saipan strafe Pagan.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): During the night of 29/30 November, twenty-four B-29s from the Marianas strike the Tokyo dock and industrial area; Two B-29s bomb last resort targets of Yokohama and Numazu.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb Matina
Airfield on Mindanao while A-20s and P-47s hit the airfield at Pangsagan; B-24s with fighter cover pound Puerto Princesa Airfield and Kendari Airfield. B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers fly several light raids against Halmahera airfields and against shipping and other targets of opportunity in the Philippines, Ceram area, northern Celebes and northern Borneo.