June 4, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 4 JUNE 1945
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
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).