June 12, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 12 JUNE 1945
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-25s strafe shipping off Paramushiru near Arahata Cape, damaging 4 freighters and 2 barges; one B-25 is shot
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Two B-25s knock out a bridge S
of Yutze while 4 escorting P-47s hit nearby AA positions and afterwards pound
railroad targets at Linfen; 9 P-51s and 2 P-61s damage a bridge north of Hengyang,
hit a storage area at Yunganshih, and attack railroad targets, troops, horses,
AA positions, and road traffic in Neikiuhsien and Hengyang.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Twelve Guam based B-24s pound Marcus Airfield.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: B-24s inflict heavy
destruction on the navy yard and dock area at Hong Kong and railroad yards
at Saigon. Two B-32s bomb Batan Airfield (Basco). Numerous
fighter-bombers and B-25s hit Cagayan Valley targets while other fighter-bombers
support ground forces north of Baguio and Balete
Pass and east of Manila and in Borneo, others concentrate on Tarakan the Brunei Bay area, and coastal routes in north Borneo. Lost is B-24M "Out of the Night II" 44-41809 (rescued, 1 MIA).
Lost on a search mission is OA-10 Catalina 44-34023 (4 missing, 3 rescued).