June 1943



TUESDAY, 1 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   20 P-40's dive-bomb warehouses and railroad yards at Changanyi, China.

WEDNESDAY, 2 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In China, 5 B-25's, escorted by 10 P-4O's, bomb Pailochi Airfield. 18 P-4O's strafe troop barges and launches at Itu and 6 long columns of troops E of Changyang.

SATURDAY, 5 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In China, P-40's strafe troop columns near Peiyang and hit a barge and boat NW of Yoyang.

SUNDAY, 6 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In China, 5 P-40's strafe trucks, barracks, and personnel at Tangyang; at least 15 trucks are burned and considerable damage is done to the barracks area. 11 P-40's hit the approaches to a bridge at Puchi; 2 locomotives in the area are destroyed. 10 other P-40's attack Shasi Airfield and hit river shipping; in the general area. 7 B-25's bomb the airfield at Pailochi.

TUESDAY, 8 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In French Indochina, 7 B-24's and 6 B-25's, with P-40 escorts, are dispatched to bomb shipping and dock installations at Haiphong. Bad weather prevents striking the primary targets; alternates, including Hongay shipping, rail yard, and power facilities, Gia Lam Airfield, and warehouses E of Hanoi are bombed.

P-40's bomb and strafe Japanese HQ at Tatung, China barracks E of Lamaing, Burma on the Salween River, and a camp N of Lungling, China.

WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   6 P-4O's damage a railroad bridge at Puchi, China and strafe nearby railroad yards.

THURSDAY, 10 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In China, 9 P-40's on armed reconnaissance strafe 10 barges and a gunboat at Chienli; 1 barge is set aflame. 10 P-40's intercept about 25 airplanes over Hengyang; 1 enemy bomber is shot down.

FRIDAY, 11 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   Eight P-40's hit a camp on the Salween River, trucks at Mangshih, and warehouses at Tungling, China.

SUNDAY, 13 JUNE 1943

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):   In Burma, 9 B-25's attack the Meza railway bridge on the Mandalay- Myitkyina line, causing minor damage.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In China, 11 B-25's supported by 14 P-40's, bomb hangars and the depot area at Nanchang Airfield.

MONDAY, 14 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   Eight P-40's intercept about 8 bombers and 20 fighters 25 mi (40 km) SW of Nanchang, China. The P-40's claim 7 fighters shot down.

TUESDAY, 15 JUNE 1943

AMERICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Sixth Air Force):   The 40th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and it's 44th and 45th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy) begin a movement from Howard Field, Canal Zone back to the US. The group will transition to B-29's and move to India in Apr 44.

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):   B-25's score 2 direct hits on the bridge at Myitnge, Burma.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   Ten B-25's, escorted by 12 P-40's, support Chinese ground forces by bombing positions at Owchihkow, China.

THURSDAY, 17 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   P-40's strafe a warehouse and train S of Chiuchiang and a train N of Nanchang, both in China. Road traffic E of Hanoi, French Indochina is also attacked.

MONDAY, 21 JUNE 1943

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force):   In China, 7 B-25's, with escort of 8 P-40's, bomb the village of Shihshow. 8 other B-25's, supported by 9 P-40's, are dispatched to attack the Japanese-held village of Hwajung but mistakenly bomb the friendly village of Nanhsien, killing over 50 Chinese.

The 11th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 341st Bombardment Group (Medium) transfers with B-25's from Kunming, China to Kweilin, China. The squadron has detachments operating from Hengyang, Suichwan, Nanning and Lingling between Jun 43 and Jun 44.

TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 1943

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):   Heavy bombers join B-25's in pounding the Ywataung, Burma marshalling yard. Monywa, Burma is also thoroughly bombed.

SUNDAY, 27 JUNE 1943

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):   The 21st Photographic Squadron (Light), Fourteenth Air Force arrives at Bishnupur, India from the US with F-5's.

MONDAY, 28 JUNE 1943

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):   HQ 80th Fighter Group and it's 88th and 90th Fighter Squadrons arrive at Karachi, India from the US with P-40's.

TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 1943

BURMA-INDIA (Tenth Air Force):   The 89th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group arrives at Karachi, India from the US with P-40's.

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