June 11, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 11 JUNE 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): 55 A-36s, P-51s and P-40s attack targets at Myitkyina,
Mogaung, Indawgyi Lake and Padaung, Burma. 30 B-25s continue flying
ammunition to the Imphal area; 9th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment
Group (Heavy), moves from Pandaveswar to Kurmitola with B-24s; and detachment
of 530th Fighter Squadron, 311th Fighter Group, operating from Kurmitola with
P-40s, returns to base at Dinjan.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China's Tungting Lake area 80+ P-40s, P-51s,
and P-38s pound the towns of Lanchi and Anking, hit a cavalry compound at Kintsing,
attack Japanese HQ, positions, and river traffic N of Changsha, destroy or damage
several boats, barges, and sampans at Changsha, and strafe numerous targets
of opportunity throughout the entire region; in the Yellow River area, 27 B-25s
and P-40s pound barracks, fortifications, tank concentration, several armored
vehicles, and cavalry forces at Iching and Lingpao; three B-25s on a sea sweep in
the South China Sea claim a 600' freighter sunk.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): During the night of 11/12 June, B-24s from Eniwetok hit Truk. B-25s follow with a raid against Ponape during the morning.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): 130+ B-25s, P-38s P-39s and
USN dive bombers pound AA positions S and SW of Rapopo.
On Bougainville, P-39s fly 44 sorties against occupied areas at Komai,
Kakaura, and Quaga, AA guns at Kangu Hill, and plantations at Arigua and Tsirogei. 868th Bombardment Squadron B-24s on "snooper" bombing mission hit Truk. Lost is B-24J 42-100273 (MIA).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-24s bomb Sorido Airfield and the surrounding area. B-25s, A-20s, and P-47s continue to saturate the Wewak-Hansa Bay coastline with bombs; 388th Bombardment Squadron, 312th Bombardment Group, moves from Gusap to Nadzab with A-20s. Thirteenth Air Task Force B-24s bomb Dublon Seaplane Base and Peleliu Airfield. Lost are A-20A "Little Hellion" 40-166 (survived) and P-38J 42-67593 (KIA) and B-25D "Pannell Job" 41-30024 (MIA). Twenty-two 90th Bomb Group B-24 Liberators bomb Peleliu Airfield. Lost are B-24D "Louisiana Lullaby" 42-63986 (MIA) and B-24J 44-40188 (KIA, survived).