July 2, 1944
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 2 JULY 1944
BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, seven P-40s continue support of ground
forces in the Myitkyina area; and 2 B-25s hit railroad tracks at Pinwe and Katha.
CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 11 B-25s and 42 fighter-bombers again
attack river shipping, compounds, and troop concentrations in the Tungting Lake
region; also the town of Hengshan is bombed; and B-25s and P-51s pound the airfield
and town area at Lupao.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Seventh Air Force): P-47s based on Saipan bomb and
strafe forces on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s,
B-25s, and A-20s, and fighter-bombers, along with naval guns, bombard the Kamiri area, after which Allied amphibious forces land with little
opposition and secure the beachhead; other B-25s attack barges near Manokwari;
and HQ 308th Bombardment Wing and HQ 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy)
from Oro Bay and Nadzab respectively
to Owi. Lost is F-5A Lightning 42-13102 (MIA).
RAAF: Crashed after take off is Beaufort A9-377 (KIA).