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