March 6, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 1945
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A mission against the Kuriles is cancelled due to inclement weather.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Four B-25s bomb Chikhom; about 50 fighter-bombers hit storage, troops, railroad targets, and river and road traffic around Hankow, along the Pinghan railroad, Kaifeng, Suchow, Hsuchang, Changsha, Yoyang, Liuyang, and Hengyang and on railroads from Liuliho to Chengtung and from Tungpu to Tatung.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 31 P-47s support British 36 Division forces in the Mogok area; 12 B-25s join 60+ fighter-bombers in striking troop concentrations, road traffic, supply and fuel dumps, and other targets in the vicinity of the battlefront and in areas close behind enemy lines. Transport operations continue on a large scale with 663 sorties completed to forward areas throughout the day.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eleven B-24s from Guam again pound Susaki Airfield; five more B-25s hit Susaki Airfield during the night of 6/7 March in separate strikes. HQ 15th Fighter Group arrives on Iwo Jima from Hawaii and the air echelon of the 548th Night Fighter Squadron moves from Saipan to Iwo Jima with P-61s (there are now 28 P-51s and 12 P-61s on the Iwo Jima).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s pound San Roque and Zamboanga areas. On Luzon, B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers hit the Antipolo area, bomb Balete
Pass, Fort Drum and Caballo and support guerrillas near San
B-25s and P-38s attack Hainan and
considerably damage Samah
Airfield. Fighters hit the Koshun area. HQ 347th
Fighter Group and the 67th, Fighter Squadron, 68th Fighter Squadron and 339th Fighter Squadron move from San
Jose to Puerto Princesa with P-38s (the 67th
Fighter Squadron and 339th Fighter Squadron are operating from Morotai);
the 419th Night Fighter Squadron, XIII Fighter Command, moves from Middelburg
to Puerto Princesa (the squadron is operating from Morotai with
P-38s and P-61s).