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July 11, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): Five B-24s radar-bomb Kataoka on Shimushu and four B-25s fly a shipping sweep and bomb a Otomae Wan fishery, scoring hits among the buildings.

AAF PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (Seventh Air Force): During the night of 11/12 Jul, 2 B-24s from Okinawa attack Byu Airfield and Miyazaki Airfield on Kyushu.

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 262: During the night of 11/12 Jul, 25 B-29s mine Shimonoseki Strait and waters at Miyazu, Maizuru, Obama Island and, in the first B-29 operation to Korea: two B-29s mine Pusan and Najin.

CHINA THEATER (AAF, China Theater) Fourteenth Air Force: 25 P-51s and P-40s attack bridges, troops, gun positions, rail traffic, rivercraft, coastal shipping, and various scattered targets at or near Nanchang, Kweiyi, Puchi, Tanchuk, and the Luichow Peninsula.

WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: P-51s sweep Kyushu. B-24s bomb Shinchiku Airfield. B-25s and fighter-bombers pound troop concentrations and defenses in the Cagayan Valley and B-24s pound troop concentrations on Negros. B-25s and P-38s pound highway targets in the Balikpapan area.

ZONE OF INTERIOR (Second Air Force): The 4th Reconnaissance Squadron (Long Range, Photographic), 311th Photographic Wing (attached to 6th Reconnaissance Group), moves from Hollandia to Tacloban with F-7s (the squadron is mapping areas of the SW and W Pacific).

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