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American missions against Empress Augusta Bay
November 1, 1943 - March 30, 1944

November 1, 1943
(USN, USMC) US Marines land at Empress Augusta Bay at Torokina on Bougainville. Allied fighters covering the operations shoot down 20+ Japanese aircraft. Naval gunfire accounts for several more.

November 2, 1943
(USN) During the night of November 2, 1943 US Navy Task Force 39 (TF-39) commanded by Rear Admiral Merrill intercepted a Japanese Naval force sent to attack the American landing force in Empress Augusta Bay. The Battle off Empress Augusta Bay results in the sinking a Japanese cruiser and a destroyer, the remainder of the force turned back.

November 17, 1943
(USN) USS McKean APD-5 is sunk by a torpedo dropped by a G4M1 Betty bomber off Empress Augusta Bay.

November 20, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's strafe coastal villages around Empress Augusta Bay.

November 21, 1943
(USN) Six F4U Corsairs of VF-17 perform midmorning and noon CAP over Empress Augusta Bay

December 1, 1943
(13th AF, USN) P-39s escort US Navy dive bombers in an attack on the Jaba River area near Empress Augusta Bay.

March 9, 1944
(13th AF) Two squadrons of B-25s hit Japanese installations on the hills inland from Empress Augusta Bay.

March 10, 1944
(13th AF) Forty B-25s hit Japanese positions in the hills near Empress Augusta Bay

March 21, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers support ground forces and bomb a bivouac along Empress Augusta Bay.

March 26, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers again support ground forces along Empress Augusta Bay, hitting a supply dump N of the Reini River and enemy positions near the mouths of the Tekessi and Maririei Rivers.

March 30, 1944
(13th AF) Fighter-bombers continue to support ground forces along the Empress Augusta Bay

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