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June 27, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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.



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