June 7, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 7 JUNE 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 11 B-24s bomb Wuntho and Kalemyo; 9
B-25s hit the Wuntho-Shwebo railroad and bridge at Thityabin; other B-25s continue
flying ammunition to Imphal and a few P-51s hit Lachigahtawng.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, ten B-25s bomb Lashio and targets of
opportunity along the Salween front; 3 B-25s and 15 fighter-bombers bomb tank
concentrations at Taying, destroy several locomotives at Linfen, and pound railroad
yards at Chenghsien; and P-40s and B-25s strafe sampans at Fort Bayard and sink
a schooner off Nampang Island. 2 rocket-firing P-40s damage a processing building
at the carbide mines at Na Duonp, French Indochina.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s from Makin bomb Ponape.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): All scheduled strikes in the
Rabaul area are weathered out. P-39s and P-38s hit several
targets of opportunity on Bougainville, including occupied areas at Monoitu.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-25s bomb gun positions near Bosnik, Sorido Airfield, and the road at Borokoe; A-20s hit shipping in the Manokwari area; B-25s blast supply areas near
the Orai River; fighter-bombers and A-20s continue pounding the Wewak-Hansa Bay coast. Thirteenth Air Task Force B-24s hit various targets in Truk (weather permits only 10 of the 48-airplane force to reach the target area). Lost is P-40N piloted by Todd (KIA).