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American missions against Makassar (Makasser) and Makassar Striat
January 22, 1942 - August 5, 1945

January 22 - February 3, 1942
B-17's launch at least 15 missions against shipping moving through Makassar Strait between Borneo and Celebes. 4 missions abort due to bad weather, 6 end with negative results, and the remaining 5 suffer heavy losses but sink 4 ships.

June 23, 1943
(5th AF) B-24s from the 90th BG and 380th BG bomb shipping, dock area, factory and residential areas of Makassar. 2 light cruisers are damaged and many buildings along Juliana Quay and in the town area are damaged or demolished. Lost due to ramming is B-24D "Pelly-Can" 41-23688.

June 23, 1943
(FEAF) 17 B-24's bomb shipping, dock area, factory and residential areas of Makassar.

July 18, 1943
(FEAF) During the night of 18/19 Jul, B-24's bomb Makassar Harbor

September 11, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Makassar

October 9, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Makassar

December 11, 1943
(5th AF) B-24's bomb Makassar

January 12, 1944
(FEAF) B-24's attack Makassar

October 16, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s blast the Makassar area

October 23, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s and P-38s maintain shipping sweeps in the Makassar area

October 25, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s attack shipping in the Makassar-Kendari area

October 30, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the wharf area at Makassar

November 2, 1944
(FEAF) During the night of 2/3 Nov B-24s bomb Makassar, concentrating on the wharf area.

November 18, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Makassar shipyards

November 20, 1944
(FEAF) P-38s hit targets of opportunity in the Makassar areas

November 22, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers hit targets of opportunity in the Makassar area. Lost is P-38J 44-23394 (MIA).

December 7, 1944
(FEAF) Aircraft fly armed reconnaissance and harassing missions over Makassar

April 23, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s fly a shipping sweep over the Makassar Strait and damage several small vessels.

May 10, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Makassar ship basins

May 12, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Makassar shipyards

May 14, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s lightly raid Makassar Harbor

Aug 1, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s hit barracks and AA guns along Makassar Strait

August 6, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb supply and personnel areas and AA positions in the Makassar area

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