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February 3, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SATURDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 1945

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 12 B-25s attack troops and supplies at Loilem; 27 fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Molo, Hosi, and Myitson areas; 80+ fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supplies, town areas, tanks, and other targets at Kyaung-hen, Mongkyet, Hsipaw, Hsenwi, Na-sang, Konghsa, and Hkaihsi. Transports complete 531 sorties, landing men and supplies at advanced bases and dropping supplies to forward troops.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: B-24s again pound Corregidor and Canacao; other B-24s hit Aparri and Tuguegarao an in the Batangas area, A-20s continue ground support missions. B-24s bomb Cebu City and surrounding targets. On Mindanao B-25s and P-38s hit Matina, Daliao and Padada. Lost is P-61A 42-5562 (pilot MIA crew rescued).

RAAF: Force landed is B-24L Liberator A72-88 (2 killed, survivors rescued) two miles west of Fenton Airfield.

RNZAF: Lost is F4U Corsair NZ5400 (MIA).



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