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June 13, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 13 JUNE 1945

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 11 B-25s and 7 P-51s considerably damage the Kaifeng railroad yards and strafe a communications center S of Puchou; 8 P-51s damage 2 bridges at Fenglochen and Shihkiachwang and hit railroad targets of opportunity around Fenglochen and Suchow.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Thirteen B-24s from Guam bomb Moen Airfield.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 202: During the night of 13/14 May, 29 B-29s drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait and off Niigata. 40+ P-47s from Ie Shima strafe and fire rockets at vessels, buildings, a radio station, barracks, and airfields at Amakusa Jima and Amami-O-Shima and Tokuno, Japan.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In Formosa, bad weather hinders B-24s; a few hit Toshien, the primary target and others hit alternates including Toko, Koshun, Kontei, Garan-bi Point, Taito, the Mako naval base and other targets. Two B-32s bomb Koshun Airfield. On Luzon, A-20s and fighter-bombers attack the Cervantes and Marikina areas, targets in the Cagayan Valley, and islands north of Luzon. In Borneo, B-24s bomb the Balikpapan-Sepinggang area; B-25s and fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Brunei Bay area and sweeping northern Borneo from Kudat to Miri, hit numerous targets of opportunity.

RNZAF: Crashed after take off is F4U Corsair NZ5394 (KIA).



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