June 30, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 30 JUNE 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 47 B-25s continue the Imphal ammunition run while 17 B-25s haul gasoline to Kamaing; 18 B-25s bomb Tamu and
6 hit Wainggyo; and 11 P-38s attack Myitnge bridge.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, B-25s and fighter-bombers again pound
numerous targets in the Tungting Lake area, concentrating on river shipping,
town areas, troop concentrations, and road traffic; towns bombed include Pingkiang,
Hengshan, Liling, Yuhsien, Siangyin, and Chuchou; also Hengyang Airfield and bridges at Leiyang and Liling. 15 P-40s over NE French Indochina
damage bridge approaches at Phu Lang Thuong and blast 3 trains; detachment of
26th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, operating from Kweilin with P-40s,
returns to base at Kunming.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s on Saipan continue
to pound enemy forces remaining on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Detachment
of 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Seventh Air Force (attached to
VII Fighter Command), based at Kipapa Airfield begins
operating from Kwajalein with F-5s.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Tobera and Erventa are also bombed. Barges, troop concentrations,
and other targets of opportunity near Nyaparake and Suain are attacked; Kamiri Airfield and Namber Airfield, supply areas, and defensive positions on Noemfoor are hit; ground echelon of 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment), 71st
Tactical Reconnaissance Group, begins a movement from Finschhafen to Biak (air echelon is operating from Biak with B-25s); and 389th Bombarment Squadron, 312th Bombardment Group, moves from Nadzab to Hollandia with
A-20s. Lost is P-38J 42-67793 (MIA).
RNZAF: Corsairs patrol New Britain. Lost is F4U Corsair NZ5207 (MIA).