June 2, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 1944
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s, finding Shimushiru overcast, bomb and photograph Matsuwa, the secondary target at dawn.
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): B-25s continue to fly ammunition into the Imphal,
India area. 12 B-24s airborne against Yenangyaung, Burma fail to hit the primary
but unload against alternates in the area.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 80+ P-40s and P-51s pound troopsand
vehicles at Tungcheng and Chungyang and strafe a concentration of about 75 sampans
on Tungting Lake.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s based
on Makin strike Nauru.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 24
B-24s pound the Nordup area and 48 P-38s, P-39s, and P-40s attack the Vunakanau area. 30+ P-39s attack Buka Airfeild and hit
supplies in the Kara-Kahili area.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-25s bomb the
Kaukenau-Timoeka area while B-24s bomb positions north of Mokmer
and B-25s hit bivouacs NE of Sawar Airfield and near the Wiske River and bomb
roads along W bank of the Orai River; B-24s, P-39s, and Royal Australian Air
Force (RAAF) airplanes hit the Wewak area; C-47s of the 65th and 66th Troop
Carrier Squadrons, 433d Troop Carrier Group, cease operating from Tsili
Tsili and return to base at Nadzab. Thirteenth Air Task Force B-24s bomb Dublon.