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January 4, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Four B-24s bomb the Ft Bayard area in China and the Samah Bay area. In Burma, 6 B-25s damage a bridge and a warehouse, and destroy 2 other buildings at Kentung and 21 P-40s on armed reconnaissance pound targets of opportunity in the Wanling area. 8 P-51s knock out a bridge at Huizan, Thailand and damage another, and twenty other fighters hit targets of opportunity around Lohochai, Sinyang and Hankow.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 13 B-25s, escorted by 12 P-47s, bomb Namsang Airfield; 12 P-47s hit bypass road bridges at Inailong and Bawgyo, damaging approaches to the latter; troops and supply areas are hit at Man Kat, Hsenwi, Yi-ku, Se-hai, and near Nawnghkio by 36 P-47s and P-38s; 6 P-47s bomb cable and pontoons along the N riverbank at Na-lang; 6 hit enemy activity near Twinnge and 5 attack a truck dispersal area and warehouses at Mogok. Transports fly 597 sorties to front areas and forward bases.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 13 Guam based B-24s pound Iwo Jima. During the night of 4/5 Jan, 10 more hit the with individual harassment strikes.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s pound Puerto Princesa Airfield; B-25s hit a railroad and highways in the San Pedro area on Luzon. B-25s and P-38s hit Tanamon and Sidate on Celebes. Other B-24s and B-25s, flying small scale strikes, hit airfields on S Luzon and Mindanao on NE Celebes , and in the C Philippines, and bomb shipyards in N Borneo. The ground echelon of the 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, begins a movement from Tacloban to Luzon (the air echelon is operating from San Jose, Mindoro with P-40s).

USN: Task Force 38 (TF-38) aircraft attack Kobi. Force landed is F6F Hellcat 71441 (POW). In the Sulu Sea, Task Group is attacked by kamikaze attack. USS Ommaney Bay CVE-79 was damaged by a kamikaze P1Y Frances and abandoned and at 7:45pm scuttled by a torpedo.

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