9 Jan 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • 16 TBF and 24 SBD aircraft from Piva Airfield on Bougainville, escorted by fighters, attacked Tobera Airfield in New Britain. 1 Japanese aircraft was destroyed on the ground, while the US lost 1 SBD aircraft and 3 fighters. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Tobera, New Britain | CPC]
3 Mar 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-223 conducted a reconnaissance sweep over Tobera Airfield in New Britain. Major Robert Keller recorded a kill, but Japanese records showed that all 7 A6M fighters scrambled to defend the airfield all returned safely. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Tobera, New Britain | CPC]
22 Mar 1944

Australian New Guinea
5 May 1944

Australian New Guinea

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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