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July 4, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY 1945

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): To celebrate the 4th of July, eight B-24s radar-bomb with 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 Airfield.



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