January 27, 1944 – This Day During World War ll – SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force):

January 27, 1944 – SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 19 B-25’s, with and escort of 60+ AAF and USN fighters, pound Lakunai airfield, New Britain Island; 6 USfighters are lost; US aircraft claim 20+ Japanese fighters shot down. On Bougainville Island, P-39’s ranging over a wide area, strafe targets of opportunity at Motupena, Gazelle Harbor, and Buka Island. 2 squadrons of B-24’s blast concentrations at Sulphur Creek in the Rabaul area of New Britain Island. 72d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Munda, New Georgia Island ceases operating from Guadalcanal Island with B-24’s.

Japanese fighters shot down.

2 thoughts on “January 27, 1944 – This Day During World War ll – SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force):

  1. In the four images… these are A-20s, one was shot by anti-aircraft guns.

    1. In the Pacific A-20’s were used as escort and attack aircraft more than bombers.

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