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June 10, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 10 JUNE 1945

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s fly with the US Navy's Fleet Air Wing Four bombers on a shipping attack and sink Nichiei Maru No. 5 off the southwest coast of Paramushiru.

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Fourteen P-51s damage a bridge near Singtai and attack barracks, river-craft, fuel dumps, trucks and other targets of opportunity around Taohsien, Lingling, Liuchow, and Kaifeng.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): HQ 4th Combat Cargo Group and the 13th, 14th and 15th Combat Cargo Squadrons move from Chittagong to Namponmao, Burma with C-46s.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 6 missions are flown. Mission 195: 23 B-29s attack Kasumigaura Seaplane Base; 2 others hit alternate targets. Mission 196: 32 B-29s bomb an the Japan Aircraft Company plant at Tomioka; 1 other hits an alternate target. Mission 197: 118 B-29s are dispatched to hit the Nakajima Aircraft plant at Musashi; clouds cover the target and they hit the Hitachi engineering works at Kaigan; 2 others hit alternate targets. Mission 198: 26 B-29s attack the Hitachi plant at Chiba. Mission 199: 52 B-29s hit the Nakajima plants at Ogikubu and Omiya; 4 others hit alternate targets; 1 B-29 is lost. Mission 200: 29 B-29s attack the Tachikawa Army Air Arsenal and 3 others hit alternate targets. The VII Fighter Commands sends 107 P-51s to escort the B-29s; 27-7-10 Japanese aircraft are claimed without loss. 39 Ie Shima based P-47s sweeping Kyushu strafe numerous ground targets of opportunity, and claim 17 aircraft shot down.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Luzon, fighter-bombers again pound the Cagayan Valley area and support ground forces east of Manila. Lost is P-51D piloted by Leinweber (MIA). In Borneo, B-24s bomb Labuan and Brooketon in coordination with landings of the Australian 9 Division on the shore of Brunei Bay and on Labuan and Muara Islands. Destroyed on the ground is A-20G "Old S" 43-9468 (destroyed on the ground).

RNZAF: Lost is PV-1 Ventura NZ4609 (MIA) on a search mission when shot down by anti-aircraft fire.

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