May 6, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 6 MAY 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Three B-25s and four P-51s knock out a bridge
at Hsihhsiassuchi, China; 111 fighter-bombers, operating in flights of 2 to
4 aircraft, attack numerous targets of opportunity throughout S and E China.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eighteen P-47s from Saipan sweep Truk, strafing Moen Airfield, Dublon Seaplane Base, and shipping
off Param, Moen and between Dublon and Fefan.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In Formosa, B-24s
bomb Matsuyama Airfield and secondary nearby targets and later bomb Toshien, Toko, and Kiirun and B-25s pound the town of Mato. A-20s and fighter-bombers
fly numerous attack sorties in support of ground forces in N and S Luzon Island
and fighter-bombers fly support missions over Panay. B-24s bomb Kudat Airfield and Keningau Airfield, P-38s hit Ranau Airfield and Labuan Airfield while
B-25s support Australian troops on Tarakan. B-24s bomb Limboeng Airfield. B-25s over French Indochina bomb warehouses at Dong Hoi.