Paramushir

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Paramushir

 

an island in the northern part of the Greater Kuril Chain, in Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR. It is separated from neighboring islands by the straits of Alaid, Luzhina, and the Second and Fourth Kurils. It has an area of 2,042 sq km and is 100 km long and about 20 km wide. The Vernadskii and Karpinskii mountain ranges consist of volcanic chains of which the following are active: Ebeko, Chikurachki (1,816 m), Fussa, and Karpinskii. The mountain slopes are covered with a Krummholz of cedar and alder and a heath of Ledum and alder bushes. There are sea meadows on the coastal terraces and high-altitude grasses in the valleys. The city of Severo-Kuril’sk is located on the northeastern part of the island.

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Our assignment was to fly air cover for the North Pacific fleet and, in our spare time, drop 500-pound bombs on Paramushiro, the big Japanese base.
14, 1945, we were 500 miles out headed for Paramushiro with a load of bombs when the radioman came into the cockpit and announced "the Japs have surrendered.
February 4 US warships bombard Paramushiro, in the Kurile Islands, northeast of Honshu, Japan.
According to author Ralph Wetterhahn, the Lockheed Ventura carried out a strike on Paramushiro and Shimushu Islands and then attempted to divert to a Soviet airfield in Kamchatka, after its engine overheated.
We were headed for the far western Aleutian Islands, where we were to fly air cover for our north Pacific fleet and to bomb Paramushiro, a big Japanese naval base 800 miles farther southwest.
Alaska and her islands were back in American hands, and Japan's would-be passage to the continental United States was now a pathway by which US aircraft began bombing bases on Paramushiro, one of Japan's Kuril Islands.
Our squadron of PB4y-2 "Privateer" Navy patrol bombers had landed on Shemya Island in the Far West Aleutians a few weeks before to fly air cover for the North Pacific fleet and to bomb Paramushiro, the big Japanese naval base 800 miles away.
Our mission was to give air cover to the north Pacific fleet and to bomb the big Japanese base at Paramushiro, 800 miles southeast.
Our heavy bomber was in the air, headed from our base in the Aleutians to bomb the Japanese base at Paramushiro when the radioman burst into the cockpit with the announcement, "The Japs have surrendered.
14, 1945, my plane was headed for Paramushiro with a load of bombs when the radioman burst into the cockpit with the news that Japan had surrendered.
I was a Navy pilot, stationed near Seattle, where our squadron was getting ready to fly to Alaska and the western Aleutians, from whence we were to bomb Paramushiro, the big Japanese naval base in the Kuriles.