June 27, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE 1945
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): HQ 308th Bombardment Group and
374th, 375th and 425th Bombardment Squadrons move from Hsinching and Kwanghan to Rupsi with B-24s.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): In an early morning raid, three B-24s from Guam
bomb the underground storage area and fortifications on Marcus. At midday, 18 B-24s bomb Moen Airfield.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 233: During the night of 27/28 Jun, 29
B-29s mine the harbors of Hagi, Kobe, and Niigata. Very Long Range fighter
mission 25: 148 P-51s are dispatched from Iwo Jima, against Kasumigaura Airfield,
Imba Airfield, and Tsukuba Airfield in the Tokyo area but abort because of weather.
Twenty P-47s from Ie Shima hit shipping and a village on Kikai;
AA from vessels downs 2 P-47s; 1 vessel is left aflame; 12 other P-47s hit shipping
off Kakeroma Island, while 20 more attack vessels and targets of opportunity
throughout the Sakishima Archipelago. During the night of 27/28 Jun, five P-61s
fly intruder attacks, hitting vessels off Amami Gunto and Wan Airfield.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: During the night of
26/27 Jun, B-24s over the Soerabaja Strait area bomb Tandjoeng-perak Airfield,
Java. In Borneo, for the 15th consecutive day, B-24s pound Balikpapan destroying
oil facilities and shore defenses, B-25s hit warehouses, other buildings, and the general waterfront area. Other B-24s bomb Mandai Airfield and Limboeng Airfield. On Luzon Island, fighter-bombers
hit the Kiangan area, a troop concentration NW of Bolog, the Pagong area, and
the Bontoc-Sabangan area, provide ground support near Montalban, and hit targets
in the Infanta sector.
Cpl John R. Nelson who bailed out of B-24J 44-40924 was rescued after being hidden for seven months by local people on Borneo.