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 Today In History : 06 December  [1944]
The Japanese mount a paratroop attack on U.S. airfields on Leyte (Pacific Theatre)

During the evening, the Japanese mount an airborne attack on U.S. airfields on Leyte, employing 39 or 40 aircraft to drop 15 to 20 paratroopers each. The aircraft targeting Tacloban airfield are shot down or driven off by U.S. anti-aircraft fire, while the troops targeting Dulag Airfield are killed in crash landings, but troops dropped from 35 aircraft at Burauen airfield resist for two days and three nights until killed by U.S. Army Air Forces ground personnel.