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June 14, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 1945

ZONE OF INTERIOR (ZI): The Joint Chiefs of Staff direct General Henry H "Hap" Arnold, General Douglas MacArthur and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz to prepare for immediate occupation of Japan in the event the Japan suddenly collapses or surrenders.

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): 42 P-51s attack bridges, shipping, AA positions, railroad targets, trucks, and communications around Hengyang, Hankow, Yoyang, Lingling, Anyang, Szeshui, Hohsien, Shihkiachwang, Neikiuhsien and Puchou.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Luzon, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers pound areas around the Cagayan Valley, Cervantes and north of Baguio and E of Manila. In the Celebes, B-24s bomb warehouses at Parepare and a personnel area at Sidate. B-24s bomb AA positions at Balikpapan. The air echelon of the 25th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance Group, begins operating from Clark Field with F-5s (squadron is based at San Jose, Mindoro).

Australian Army: 26th Infantry Battalion captures Type 89B Otsu Yi-Go Tank near Chabai on Bougainville.



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