July 2, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 2 JULY 1945
AAF PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (Seventh Air Force): Three B-24s from Guam attack
a radar installation on Marcus. Unit moves to Okinawa: HQ 11th Bombardment
Group and 26th, 98th and 431st Bombardment Squadrons from Guam
with B-24s; HQ 319th Bombardment Group and 437th Bombardment Squadron, 439th Bombardment Squadron and 440th
Bombardment Squadron to Kadena Airfield from the US with A-26s.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 245: During the night of 2/3 Jul, 39 B-29s
bomb an oil refinery at Minoshima; 1 other hits alternate targets.
CHINA THEATER (AAF, China Theater) Fourteenth Air Force: I 28 P-51s
hit rail, river, and road traffic, bridge, and buildings around Hengyang, Hankow,
and Yoyang, attack a bivouac area and HQ E of Changsha, and bomb a troop concentration
and buildings at Yangan. The fighter-bombers pound HQ, buildings, a fortified
compound, barracks, general targets of opportunity around Tartin, and a troop
concentration near Sichuan.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb defenses
in the Balikpapan area, P-38s support Australian forces as they complete the
capture of Balikpapan and its oil installations and B-25s hit the Bintula personnel
area. On Luzon Island, fighter-bombers hit resistance pockets near Kiangan and
supply areas in the Cervantes sector. B-24s pound Toyohara Airfield on Formosa.
Lost is C-47 Dakota KN344 (KIA).
RAAF: Ditched is P-40N Kittyhawk A29-462 (survved).