August 24, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST 1945
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): B-24s try to photograph the Soviet
occupation of the Kurile Islands but are impeded by clouds.
CHINA THEATER (AAF, China Theater) Tenth Air Force: C-47 unit moves: 2d Troop
Carrier Squadron, 443d Troop Carrier Group, from Dinjan to Chihkiang,
China; 322d Troop Carrier Squadron, Tenth AF, from Liangshan to Chihkiang,
Fourteenth Air Force: The 76th Fighter Squadron, 23d Fighter Group, moves
from Luliang to Liuchow with P-51s.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: HQ 317th Troop Carrier Group
moves from Clark
Field to Okinawa.
USSR: Sunk is Soviet Submarine L-19 in La Perouse Strait possibly due to a collision with a sea mine.