June 11, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 11 JUNE 1945
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Eight B-24s on a shipping sweep over the Kurile Islands
do not find targets because of overcast and instead radar-bomb installations
on Kurabu Cape on Paramushiru and in the Kataoka areas of Shimushu.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Four B-25s, with fighter escort,
bomb railroad yards at Kuanshuishih; 29 fighters attack bridges, rail and road
traffic, river-craft, and targets of opportunity in general around Fenglochen, Liuchow, Samshui, Luchai, Lipu, Leiyang, and Kweilin.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): The 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, 4th Combat
Cargo Group, moves from Chittagong to Namponmao, Burma with C-46s.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 201: During the night of 11/12 Jun, 26
B-29s mine Shimonoseki Strait and Tsuruga Bay. P-51s from Iwo Jima attack Tokorozawa Airfield claiming 18 parked
airplanes destroyed and 30+ damaged. Combat crews of the 509th Composite Group (509th CG)
begin to arrive at North Field with B-29s specially modified as silverplate the atomic bomb missions.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Luzon, B-25s,
A-20s and fighter-bombers hit Cagayan Valley targets and pound forces east of Manila
in the Ipo-Infanta areas and various targets north of Baguio; ground support strikes
are flown in the Marikina River sector. B-24s support ground forces on Tarakan and bomb Kota Baru, Laoet Island, and
Tawau; P-38s hit Beaufort while B-25s support ground forces in the Brunei Bay sector.