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August 13, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 13 AUGUST 1945

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): The Eleventh AF dispatches its last combat mission when six B-24s radar-bomb the Kashiwahara area on Paramushiru with incendiaries, leaving huge columns of smoke.

Eighth Air Force: The 461st, 462d and 463d Bombardment Squadrons (Very Heavy), 346th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy), arrive on Okinawa from the US with B-29s.

Tenth Air Force: Unit moves in China: 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, 443d Troop Carrier Group, from Chengkung to Liangshan with C-47s; 427th Night Fighter Squadron, Tenth AF, from Dinjan to Liuchow with P-61s (detachments at Chengkung and Nanning).

Fourteenth Air Force: The flight of the 21st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF, at Hanchung with F-5s, returns to base at Shwangliu (other flights are at Hsian and Ankang).

(USN) During a fighter sweep over Tokyo, lost are TBM Avenger 69066 (rescued), F6F Hellcat 79496 (MIA), F6F Hellcat 77830 (MIA) and F6F Hellcat 78006 (rescued). While attempting to rescue the Hellcat pilots shot down was OA-10 Catalina 44-34080 (1 POW, 6 MIA).

WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s and B-25s from Okinawa pound shipping in the waters off Korea and Kyushu and in the Inland Sea claiming several vessels sunk and damaged; P-47s over Keijo encounter 20 Japanese aircraft and claim at least 16 shot down. B-25s attack Japanese forces near Palacian, Luzon. P-38s hit shipping in the Singapore area. Unit moves from Luzon: HQ 312th Bombardment Group and 389th Bombardment Squadron from Floridablanca to Yontan with B-32s; 547th Night Fighter Squadron, V Fighter Command, from Lingayen Airfield to Ie Shima with P-38s and P-61s.



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