June 2, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
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.