June 3, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 3 JUNE 1945
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
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).