July 4, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY 1945
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): To celebrate the 4th of July, eight B-24s
napalm the Kataoka Naval Base on Shimushu.
AAF PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (Seventh Air Force): 3 B-24s from Guam attack
AA installations on the SW corner of Marcus.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 159 P-51D Mustangs from Iwo Jima attack Yokosuka Naval
Base, and airfields in the Tokyo area including Imba Airfield, Tsukuba Airfield and Kasumigaura Airfield; they
claim 9-25 aircraft on the ground; 1 P-51 is lost.
CHINA THEATER (AAF, China Theater) A group of officers arrives at Chungking Airfield to organize HQ, AAF China Theater.
Fourteenth Air Force: Thirty P-51s and P-38s over French Indochina and S and E China
attack docks and shipping at Haiphong, Red River shipping between Hanoi and
Hung Yen, French Indochina, small craft between Mon Cay, French Indochina and
Pakhoi, China, between Hongay and Pai-lung Wei Cape, and between Pai-lung Wei
Cape and Umpo, China; the fighter-bombers also hit road traffic on the Luichow
Peninsula and sampans E of Tanchuk, China.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: P-51s fly a massive sweep along
the W coast of Kyushu. On Luzon, fighter-bombers support ground
forces in the Cagayan Valley and others attack Batan. On Borneo, B-24s
again pound defenses near Balikpapan and B-25s bomb Sibuti. On Celebes,
B-24s pound Donggala Seaplane Base and Boeloedowang Airfield and Limboeng