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June 25, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 25 JUNE 1945

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Eighteen B-25s and 14 P-51s and P-47s knock out bridges north of Shihkiachwang and north of Saiping, bomb a power plant, barracks, and warehouse at Sinsiang, bomb the Nanyo-Hengyang road, and hit the railroad yard at Siaokan; 80+ fighter-bombers attack bridges, gun positions, river, road, and rail traffic, and generally harass Japanese movements throughout S and E China, particularly around Hengyang, Yoyang, Liuchow, Changsha, Lipu, and Luchai; the 21st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF, based at Shwangliu sends a flight to operate from Ankang with F-5s.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): At dawn, three B-24s from Guam attack heavy AA positions on the west coast of Marcus.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 222: During the night of 25/26 Jun, 26 B-29s plant mines in Shimonoseki Strait and at Maizuru and off Obama Island.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In Borneo, oil facilities, shore defenses and the nearby Manggar Airfield in the Balikpapan area are bombed by B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers. B-24s bomb Mandai Airfield. Force landing from damage is B-24M 44-42240. On Luzon, B-25s and fighter-bombers hit targets (mostly troop concentrations and resistance pockets) in the Cagayan Valley, in the Cervantes area, and in the Infanta sector. Lost is B-24M 44-42431 (MIA). Unit moves: HQ 403d Troop Carrier Group from Biak to Leyte; 157th Liaison Squadron (Commando), 3d Air Commando Group [attached to 5th Air Liaison Group (Provisional)], from Mabalacat, Luzon to Okinawa with UC-64s and L-5s; and the detachment of the 159th Liaison Squadron, 3d Air Commando Group [attached to 5th Air Liaison Group (Provisional)], ceases operating from Cebu with UC-64s and L-5s and returns to base at Mangaldan.

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