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June 6, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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 on Eten.

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).



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