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June 9, 1943
Today in World War II Pacific History
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CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force) 6 P-40s damage a railroad bridge at Puchi, China and strafe nearby railroad yards.

SOUTH PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Thirteenth Air Force) B-24's on reconnaissance attack a small vessel WNW of Cape Henpan. B-17s, P-40s, and P-38s pound Munda Airfield and Vila Airfield. Lost is B-17E "Madame X" 41-2525 (MIA).

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Fifth Air Force) Two B-24's bomb the town area of Manokwari and Nabire Airfield. A lone B-17 bombs Unea Island.

USN: USS Greenling (SS-213) damages Japanese oiler Akebono Maru en route to Truk, 02°17'N, 145°38'E.

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