June 21, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): 34 B-25s maintain an ammunition run to Imphal. In Burma, 61 A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Myitkyina and Mogaung; 20th
Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, based
at Kisselbari begins operating from Tingkawk Sakan with P-40s.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): 11 fighter-bombers hit river shipping, barracks,
and cavalry forces at Siangtan and Hengshan, China.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): B-24s from Kwajalein bomb Truk. 6th Night Fighter Squadron, VII Fighter Command, based at John
Rodgers Airport sends a detachment with P-61s to Saipan. Lost on a training mission is P-47D 43-25601 (survived).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: P-39s
and RAAF aircraft hit dumps and bivouacs at Suain and attack other targets in
the Wewak area; A-20s attack various targets of opportunity in the Paniai Lakes
area while B-25s hit villages on the coast of Netherlands New Guinea east of Maffin
Bay; B-24s bomb Kamiri Airfield and other targets on Noemfoor and attack
shipping in Palau and off Dublon.
USN: Shot down by USN vessels accidentally is PBM Mariner 45216 (MIA).