Army Air Force. General Arnold requests of General Wedemeyer
that General Stratemeyer replace General Chennault as head
of Air Forces in China.
Fourteenth Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb road and rail supply movements
in Paoching and Hengyang areas. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and 4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters severely damage bridge at
Linmingkuan. 54 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters, and P-61 Black Widow, night fighters hit road transport,
railroad, river traffic, gun positions, bridges, and targets
around Kukong, Hankow, Lingkuantien, Changsha, Yoyang, Loyunghsien,
Luchai, Hwangshapu, Kiyang, Kweilin, Kaifeng, and Shihkiachwang.
4 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters blast command centre at Puchou.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and
fighter-bombers pound Cagayan Valley targets and numerous
other objectives throughout North Luzon. Many of the strikes
support United States Sixth Army forces. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers pound Balikpapan area oil targets and gun positions.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit
Limbang town and sweep from Beaufort to Jesselton, hitting
Beaufort buildings, several command targets at various points,
and personnel areas at Labuan Island. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb industrial and railroad targets at Kiirun. P-38
Lightning fighters pound railroad bridge and trucks at Soton.
Twentieth Air Force. 450 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's bomb urban areas of Kagoshima,
Omuta, Hamamatsu, and Yokkaichi, with incendiaries, while
25 others mine Shimonoseki Strait and waters around Kobe all
Seventh Air Force. 33 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-47 Thunderbolt fighters from Ie Shima bomb and strafe shipping,
airfield, villages, bridge and radar and radio facilities
on Amami Gunto and Tokuno. During 17-18
June 1945, 2 P-61 Black Widow, night
fighters from Ie Shima fly unsuccessful due to
weather intruder strike over Amami Gunto and Kyushu. This
begins a campaign of night and day intruder missions over
Kyushu Island and the Ryukyu Islands by the night fighters
12 more are flown during June 1945.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb shipping near Kataoka. One
ship is observed exploding, another burns after a strafing
run. 4 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly a shipping sweep
from Shimushu to Kurabu Cape. A number of vessels are sighted
but cannot be attacked because of land based antiaircraft.
Sunk 17 June 1945
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
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