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


CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In French Indochina, two B-25s sink a junk in the Gulf of Tonkin. Six P-38s strafe trucks around Dien Bien Phu, Moc Chau, and Son La.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): Combat operations are restricted to attacks on a troop concentration and rice and fuel supplies behind enemy lines in C Burma; transports operate on steady basis throughout the day.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 24 B-24s from Angaur Airfield Island hit a building at Bunawan, Mindanao.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): HQ 40th and 462d Bombardment Groups (Very Heavy) arrive at West Field from India.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Formosa, B-24s bomb Toyohara Airfield, Mako harbor, and Tokichito Island and A-20s hit Shinchiku factories and rail yards. B-24s bomb Hong Kong Harbor. P-38s and P-51s pound various targets in central Luzon while A-20s and P-38s hit the Calauag area. A-20s pound northwest Negros and B-24s bomb targets in Central Mindanao. The 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (Bombardment), 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, moves from San Jose, Mindoro Island to Lingayen Airfield with B-25s.

RAAF: Auster A11-3 crashed while landing at Vernon Airfield on southwest Bougainville.

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