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June 25, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 25 JUNE 1944

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s bomb the airfield at Kurabu Cape on Paramushiru.

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): 50+ B-25s make an ammunition run to Imphal. In Burma, 60+ A-36s, P-51s, and P-40s pound Myitkyina and Mogaung; 2 B-25s bomb the Mohnyin-Mawhun railroad.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 31 B-25s, P-40s, and P-51s hit the towns of Siangtan and Ichang, attack sampans at Wukou, destroy about 50 trucks and strafe concentrations of troops and horses in the Tangyang- Pingkiang and Siangtan-Yungfengshih areas, and pound river dock and sampans at Siangsiang; 7 Chinese-American Composite Wing (CACW) B-25s bomb the Shayang storage area; 23 B-25s and P-40s bomb a storage area and damage a bridge at Chenghsien; and 75th Fighter Squadron, 23d Fighter Group, moves from Lingling to Kweilin with P-40s.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s from Saipan carry out reconnaissance and strafing missions over Saipan and Tinian. B-24s from Kwajelein hit Truk and Wotje.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Wewak area continues under attack of Fifth Air Force and RAAF aircraft; personnel areas at But, Dagua, and Suain and barges at Mushu and Kairiru Islands are hit; P-40s and B-24s strike Kamiri Airfield while A-20s, P-47s, and B-25s hit villages along the Tor River and P-47s hit tanks along the Wiske River; and air echelon of the 26th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, based at Nadzab begins operating from Hollandia with F-5s. B-24s pound Yap and Sorol Atoll, lost is B-24J 44-40598 (MIA). B-25s and fighters, along with other Allied aircraft, hit AA positions near Vunapope and blast plantations along Wide Bay.

USN: Returning from a mission to Noemfoor, grounded is PT-193 "Bitchin' Witch" the crew and passengers were rescued and the PT-Boat was destroyed to prevent it falling into enemy hands. Captain Lt. Cyrus R. Taylor was mortally injured by a premature explosion during the scuttling and later died aboard hospital ship HMS M.

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