Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
June 12, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

MONDAY, 12 JUNE 1944

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): 30+ B-25s continue to supply troops at Imphal with ammunition. 16 P-40s hit Mogaung and targets of opportunity in north Burma.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 50 P-40s, P-51s and B-25s hit troop concentrations in the Yellow River area at Lingpao and S of Loyang; in the Tungting Lake area about 100 P-40s and P-51s attack numerous supply boats and other river and lake traffic, and hit dock areas and warehouses at Lanchi, Yuankiang and at scattered points; also hit are villages and troops in the Changsha and Kuanchuang areas; 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth Air Force, moves from Gushkara, India to Chengkung with P-51s.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): During the night of 11/12 June, B-24s from Eniwetok hit Truk and again during the day.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Thirteenth Air Force): Six B-24s bomb runways at Tobera and Rapopo; 22 P-39s and 10 P-38s join 20+ USN aircraft in attacks on supply dumps near Ralum; and 20 B-25s pound Malapau village. 44 P-39s hit Buka Airfield and on Bougainville, Tsirogei plantation, barges and pier south of Kleine Island and the occupied area west of Komai.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): Fierce ground fighting continues on Biak while Japanese aircraft attack Allied ground forces and shipping offshore; P-47s battle attacking aircraft, shooting down several; P-47s and A-20s hit troop concentrations, communications and various other targets in the Wewak and Hansa Bay areas; 82d Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, moves from Saidor to Biak with P-39s; and 386th 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.

USN: Carrier aircraft attack targets in the Marianas including Guam. Lost over Guam is TBF Avenger 25424 (MIA). Elements of Special Task Air Group 1 (STAG-1) arrive at Banika Field, the first deployment of a guided missile unit into a combat theater.

JAAF: Shot down is Ki-46 Dinah pilot Tsutsui (KIA) off Point Blaze near Darwin.



  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram