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June 3, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): One B-24 flying a radar ferret mission to Kataoka is followed by eight others, radar bombing and photographing scattered targets in the Kataoka naval base area; seven B-25s take off for an attack but four are turned back by weather and the others low level bomb a Masugawa River Cannery.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eleven

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): FIve B-25s and twenty-five P-51s blast the warehouse area and river traffic at Liuchow; 2 B-25s bomb the Sinyang- Lohochai railroad; a single B-24, escorted by 2 P-51s, damages a bridge N of Shihkiachwang; 4 P-51s damage a bridge E of Kiehsiu and strafe a train and lumber carts N of Linfen; bad weather curtails other scheduled fighter-bomber missions.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): HQ 3d Combat Cargo Group moves from Dinjan to Myitkyina while it's 9th and 10th Combat Cargo Squadron move from Warazup, Burma and Dinjan to Myitkyina with C-47s.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): P-47s on a heckler patrol strafe targets of opportunity on Amami-O-Shima.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (Fifth Air Force): In Borneo, B-24s and fighters hit resistance areas on Negros. B-24s attack Kota Waringin and Muara Island while B-24s bomb Batavia, Java. P-51s hit coastal cargo vessels over the southeast China coast. Destroyed on the ground is A-20G "King High Flush" 43-21935 (3 KIA, 5 WIA).

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