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American missions against Wairopi
September 18 - November 14, 1942

September 18, 1942
(5th AF) B-25 strafes pack trains in the Wairopi-Kokoda area

September 20, 1942
(5th AF) P-40s strafe bridges on the trail near Wairopi

September 22, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s bomb and strafe Wairopi Bridge

September 23, 1942
(5th AF) P-40s, P-39s, P-400s, and B-17s hit Wairopi bridge

September 23, 1942
(5th AF) P-40s hit Wairopi bridge and trail

September 25, 1942
(5th AF) P-40s again bomb the bridge at Wairopi, scoring a direct hit on the NE end, which is demolished

September 28, 1942
(5th AF) P-40s and P-400s bomb and strafe Wairopi bridge

September 30, 1942
(5th AF) B-17s, A-20s, and P-40s hit the bridge at Wairopi

October 1, 1942
(5th AF) B-17s andP-400s bomb the Wairopi bridge and the Buna-Wairopi trail

October 2, 1942
(5th AF) P-400s strafe bridges at Sirorata and Wairopi and a village northeast of Wairopi.

October 3, 1942
(5th AF) B-25's hit a bridge at Wairopi

October 4. 1942
(5th AF) P-40s strafe forces and occupied areas at Wairopi

October 12, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s hit targets on the trail near Wairopi. B-25s bomb Wairopi bridge.

October 14, 1942
(5th AF) B-25s bomb the area of the Wairopi bridge

October 15, 1942
(5th AF) B-25s hit targets around the bridge at Wairopi

October 18, 1942
(5th AF) B-25s hit Wairopi bridge

November 11, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s bomb and strafe targets in the Wairopi area

November 14, 1942
(5th AF) Aircraft drop bridging equipment at Wairopi on the Kokoda Trail where the Australian 25 Brigade is crossing on improvised bridge.

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