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June 4, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Eight B-25s abort a shipping strike at Kurabu Cape on Paramushiru due to weather. Eleven B-24s get through and radar-bomb Kataoka Naval Base on Shimushu.

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 12 B-25s heavily damage railroad yards and warehouses at Sinsiang; 10 B-25s and 4 P-51s in repeat attack on the yards cause numerous fires; 2 B-25s and 3 P-51s hit road and railroad targets of opportunity from Sinyang to Hsuchang; Seventeen fighters bomb or strafe bridges, railroad traffic, and other targets of opportunity around Chihsien, Linfen, Shihkiachwang, and Liuchow.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Thirteen B-24s from Guam hit Marcus Airfield and boat basin on Marcus.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Eight P-51s from Iwo Jima bomb the radio station on Chichi Jima and strafe the town of Okimura during their return flight. P-47s fly heckler strikes against Kyushu during the night of 4/5 Jun.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Luzon, fighter-bombers attack targets of opportunity in the Cagayan Valley and A-20s and fighter-bombers supporting ground forces strike defensive positions in Balete Pass, Aritao, Mount Imugan, Carulay, and Bambang. B-24s bomb Taihoku, Formosa. B-24s bomb Balikpapan and Manggar and support ground forces on Tarakan and B-25s hit Manggar, Djembajan, and Kudat.

RAAF: Lost on a night navigation training flight is Beaufort A9-228 (KIA).

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