June 29, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 29 JUNE 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 15 B-25s and 4 P-47s knock out
a bridge at Chungmow and damage another; 18 P-51s attack troop concentrations,
gun emplacements, villages, bridges, and targets of opportunity around Hsihsiakou,
Yutze, Anyang, Puchou, and Szeshuiand and knock out a bridge at Szeshui.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): The 427th Night Fighter Squadron, Tenth
AF, based at Dinjan with P-61s, sends a detachment to operate from Chengkung.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 2 missions are flown during the night of 29/30
Jun. Mission 238: 32 B-29s drop 209 tons of bombs on the Nippon Oil Company
refinery at Kudamatsu, Japan without loss. Mission 239: 25 B-29s mine the W
Shimonoseki Strait and waters around Maizuru and Sakata without loss. 34 P-47s
from Ie Shima hit airfields at Kanoya and Kushira with rockets and machinegun fire, and attack shipping while returning, claiming
7 small vessels sunk.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In Borneo, continuing
the offensive against Balikpapan, B-24s, B-25s, and fighter- bombers bomb defensive
positions and oil installations; other B-24s bomb Ft Brook Airfield and Oelin Airfield.
On Luzon, fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Kiangan area and in the
Cervantes sector. Other B-24s bomb the oil refinery at Shinchiku.
Pfc John B. Quinn, Jr. volunteeed for a mission to rescue a wounded comrade who was trapped in a cave in southern Okinawa and was killed and his body left in a cave