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June 2, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SATURDAY, 2 JUNE 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Two B-25s blast fuel and ammunition dumps northeast of Nanyang, Burma. In China, twenty fighter-bombers attack the airfield at Tsinan, railroad yards and targets of opportunity at Anyang and the warehouse area at Paoching, knock out a bridge south of Singtai, and hit trucks, tanks, and armored vehicles in the Liuchow area.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eleven Guam based B-24s attack Moen Airfield. P-51Ds dive bomb targets on Chi Chi Jima. Lost is P-51D 44-63458 (MIA).

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): During the night of 2/3 June P-47s fly heckler strikes against Kyushu.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers continue to hit the Cagayan Valley support ground forces in the Balete Pass and Ipo sectors, and attack areas east of Manila and north of Baguio. Fighter-bombers hit areas near Mount Mandalagan on Negros Island and dug-in positions NW of Bogo on Cebu. In Borneo, B-24s hit Pontianak Airfield and Tarakan and Labuan while B-25s and fighters attack Kudat, Sandakan, and Miri. On Formosa, B-24s bomb Hozan and hit warehouses and dock facilities at Kiirun.



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