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June 28, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology

THURSDAY, 28 JUNE 1945

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 7 B-25s and 4 P-51s bomb the town of Changsha, a troop concentration and supply area, and blast truck convoys and ammunition trains in the Yoyang area; 28 P-51s hit a communications center S of Puchou, knock out bridges near Kiehsiu and Neikiuhsien, bomb gun emplacements and defensive positions SE of Hsihsiakou, and attack railroad traffic and damage a road bridge in the Suchow and Yoyang areas.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): The detachment of the 427th Night Fighter Squadron, Tenth AF, operating from Kunming with P-61s, returns to base at Dinjan.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Three B-24s from Guam bomb fuel storage on Marcus.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 487 B-29s fly 4 incendiary missions against secondary cities during the night of 28/29 Jun; 1 B-29 is lost. Mission 234: 138 B-29s attack Okayama destroying 2.13 square miles (5.52 square km) 63% of the city area; 1 B-29 is lost. Mission 235: 141 B-29s hit Sasebo destroying 0.97 square miles (2.51 square km), 48% of the city area; 2 other B-29s hit alternate targets. Mission 236: 91 B-29s attack Moji destroying 0.302 square miles (0.782 square km), 26.9% of the city area; 3 B-29s hit alternate targets. Mission 237: 117 B-29s hit Nobeoka destroying 0.52 square miles (1.35 square km), 36% of the city area. 39 P-47s from Ie Shima attack shipping at Koniya, Japan with rocket and bombing and hit Tokuno Island with rockets and machinegun fire; 26 more hit targets of opportunity in the Sakishima Archipelago including vessels, docks, an airfield, floatplane, and village.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In Borneo, B-24s pound installations in the Manggar area while B-24s, B-25s, and P-38s hit defenses near Balikpapan; the P-38s also skip bomb oil storage and other B-24s hit runways at Tabanio Airfield and Oelin Airfield. B-24s bomb Limboeng Airfield and Langoan Airfield. On Luzon Island, fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations in the Kiangan area while supporting ground forces and attack Japanese concentrations and positions between Ipo and Infanta. B-24s strike a butanol plant at Keishu, Formosa. Unit moves: HQ 35th Fighter Group from Clark Field to Okinawa; 70th Troop Carrier Squadron, 433d Troop Carrier Group, from Tanauan to Clark Field with C-46s and C-47s.

In the Hidden Valley (Shangri-La, Balim) in western New Guinea, C-47 "Leaking Louise" relases CG-4 "Fanless Faggot" that lands and is picked up to rescue the three survivors of C-47A "Gremlin Special / Guinea Gopher" 42-23952 that crashed 47 days prior on May 13, 1945.

RAAF: Crash landed is P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1019 (survived).



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