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June 18, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 18 JUNE 1944

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): 16 A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s hit Myitkyina and Mogaung, Burma.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, B-25s and P-40s bomb Yoyang and hit shipping and boats in the Siang-Chiang River delta area; P-40s and P-51s attack about 100 supply boats in the lower Tungting Lake area, strafe cavalry forces between Siangyin and Changsha, and hit a village just E of Changsha.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-25s from Makin pound Nauru. B-24s stage through Eniwetok to bomb Truk.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: A-20s, B-25s, and fighters, along with RAAF aircraft, continue to pound supplies and occupied areas along the coast in the Wewak area; and 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, moves from Nadzab to Owi with P-38s. B-24s hit targets in Truk. A variety of fighter and bomber aircraft unload 18 tons of bombs on numerous targets around Rabaul. Fighters continue sweeps against targets of opportunity along coastal areas of Bougainville.

USN: Lost in a refueling accident is PT-107 "Black Magic" and PT-63.

Japan: Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo was forced to resign after the fall of Saipan and was replaced by Kuniaki Koiso.

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