June 13, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
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
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).