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Posted by Patrick Ranfranz (Member # 1) on :
 
Here's the information about the Japanese units that attacked and shot down my uncle's B-24 (The Coleman Crew) on June 25, 1944:

According to a document for 61st Koku Sentai, a total of 17 Zekes
intercepted 22 B24 in two formations at 1045(I) on June 25, 1944.
Eight Zekes for 331 Ku participated in this interception. Claims one kill.
A/F was slightly damaged.

According to the Kodo for 202Ku (K603), a total of 5 Zekes intercepted
22 B24 during 1040-1130 on June 25, 1944. The Ku claims one kill and
two damaged. No loss for Japanese.

According to the Kodo for 202Ku (S301), a total of 4 Zekes
intercepted 22 B24 during 1040-1130 on June 25,1944.
The Ku claims one kill and two damaged. Two Zekes were holed
but no loss to Japanese.

1045 22B24 in two groups attacked a/f on YAP.
17 Zekes intercepted them.
Result 1 shot down, two damaged
our damage... one Zeke holed, two Zekes on the
ground holed. 2/3 of runway was bombed but

east half is usable.
 


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