July 11, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY 1945
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
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).