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April 1944 (1)

August 5, 2016

Pacific Paratrooper

Task Force-58, carrier crews cheers as enemy aircraft goes down. Task Force-58, carrier crews cheers as enemy aircraft goes down.

1 April – US carrier aircraft groups under Adm. Spruance launched a series of massive strikes throughout the western Caroline Islands.  Despite the US loss of 20 planes during these raids, the Japanese suffered 150 aircraft destroyed and over 100,000 tons of merchant shipping sunk.

CINCPAC reported that the 7th Air Force Liberators bombed Dublon in Truk Atoll.  Mitchell bombers of the 7th, plus Corsair fighters of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing bombed Ponape, starting fires at the enemy base.  All aircraft returned safely.

USS 'Guarvina, April 1944, sank a trawler & cargo ships, "Tetsuyo Maru" & "Noshiro Maru" USS ‘Guarvina, April 1944, sank a trawler & cargo ships, “Tetsuyo Maru” & “Noshiro Maru”

4 April – a Navy Dept. communiqué, No. 516, reported US submarines suck 14 vessels in the Pacific and Far East: 2 medium tankers, 11 medical cargo vessels, and 1 small cargo vessel.  The CINCPAC report stated a Liberator search plane…

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  1. Thank you very much.

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