Pacific FERRETS

Bill Cahill concludes his account of the radar hunters of USAAF Field Unit 13

WORLD WAR TWO

A Japanese radar station at Koetai (Mahakam) River delta, Borneo, under attack from 868th BS Ferret ’464 on June 20, 1945. AIR FORCE HISTORICAL RESEARCH AGENCY

The southwest Pacific was continually under-resourced in the fight against Japan, and had to make do with assets left over from higher priority theatres. Although two purpose-built B-24 Liberator ‘Ferret’ radar hunters were assigned to the region, after September 1944 they were in the Philippines supporting Fifth Air Force operations.

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