380th Bomb Group Association
World War II Veterans Group
WE WENT TO WAR
PART VI: THE PLANES WE FLEW - PHILIPPINES CAMPAIGN
DESIGNATION OF INDIVIDUAL MISSIONS IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC
Categories of Missions:
Missions from Australia's Northern Territory, and Western Australia
Missions from New Guinea. These were carried out at four different periods:
2A -- Assignment just after arrival, May 19-June 30, 1943
2B -- Short Period, strategic target only (Rabaul), October 10-14, 1943
2C -- 1-Month Period, Cape Gloucester and Saidor Landings, December 7, 1943-January 6, 1944
2D -- Short Period, Admiralties Landing and initial attacks on Hollandia, February 28-March 8, 1944
Special Missions: Radar Countermeasures, Weather Reporting, Searches for Missing Aircraft, etc.
Missions flown from bases on Mindoro Island, The Philippines. McGuire and Murtha Strips, associated closely in vicinity, were used.
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