June 6, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, eleven B-25s and 9 P-51s bomb railroad
yards N of Siaokan and damage bridges, strafe gun positions, and attack general
targets of opportunity around Saiping and Hwayuan; 30+ fighters bomb or strafe
bridges near Chihsien and Fengstun and hit troops, railroad targets, and targets
of opportunity around Linfen, Laohokow, Changsha, Peking, and Kweilin, and Dap
Cau and Thanh Hoa, French Indochina.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 12 Guam based B-24s hit oil storage buildings
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 36 Ie Shima based P-47s, sweeping the southern
part of Kyushu hit numerous targets of opportunity with rockets
and machinegun fire, and claim 9 aircraft downed; Ie Shima based P-47s patrol over Amami Gunto, strafing a lighthouse
and buildings. Lost on an administrative flight is B-25J 44-29584 (MIA).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: A-20s
and fighter-bombers blast bridges in Cagayan Valley and other fighter-bombers
pound the Balete
Pass area. On Borneo, B-24s, B-25s and fighter-bombers hit Labuan supply areas, support troops on Tarakan, and bomb Kota
Waringin Airfield (Waringin) and Pontianak Airfield, areas along the Belait River, around Brunei,
and strike Miri, Jesselton, Kudat, and Beaufort. Bad weather cancels all missions
against Formosa targets. Lost is B-24L 44-41482 (MIA).