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November 1943 (2) February 25, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 7:32 pm

Pacific Paratrooper

Red Beach Two - 105th Field Artillery landing Red Beach Two – 105th Field Artillery landing

13-20 November – troops, ships and aircraft had amassed in Hawaii, Fiji Islands and New Hebrides for the Gilbert/Marshall operations.  This included more than 100,000 troops and 8 aircraft carriers of the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.  The first actions were under VAdm. Spruance, Commander of the Central Pacific Force.

15 November –  Thirty-one B-24s from the 90th BG took off on a strike against Wewak, New Guinea, but failed to meet escorting fighters. Instead, they bombed Alexishafen Airfield No. 1, with excellent results and 95% of bombs on target, causing two explosions, and fires started on Danip plantation. No enemy fighters were seen over the target.

Eighty-eight B-25’s from all four squadrons of the 345th BG and two squadrons of the 38th BG took off on a strike against Wewak and Boram. While waiting for escorting P-47s at the rendezvous point at…

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One Response to “November 1943 (2)”

  1. GP Cox Says:

    I appreciate your effort in helping to keep the memory of these troops alive.


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