Tenth Air Force. General Hegenberger becomes Commanding General
Tenth Air Force. Tenth Air Force moves from Piardoba to Kunming.
Headquarters at Kunming was officially opened on 23
. The scheduled role of the Tenth Air Force in
China is almost identical with its completed Burma mission
to act as the tactical Air Force giving direct support and
providing air supply to Chinese ground forces operating South
of 27th parallel North.
Fourteenth Air Force. Bad weather severely curtails operations.
P-61 Black Widow, night fighters effectively sweep rivers in Wuchou, Canton, and Tsingyun
areas, sinking several large junks and sampans.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb shipyards at Pontianak.
Other heavy bombers hit barracks and antiaircraft guns along
Makassar Strait. P-38 Lightning fighters strafe locomotives
in Soerabaja area. Other P-38 Lightning fighters support ground
forces East Northeast and Southeast of Mankayan and, along
with United States Marine Corps (USMC) aircraft, pound enemy
positions and concentrations in Upian area. B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Tourane marshalling yard while escorting
P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strafe boxcars at Quang Nam.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Takao military stores.
About 50 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb targets in Nagasaki
dock and harbour area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighter-bombers
in Nagasaki area hit docks, railroad yards, and shipping.
Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Koniya airfield and
hit Kakeroma Island. 80 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters hit railroad
bridges and other railroad targets at Sendai. Also P-47 Thunderbolt
fighters fly their first combat mission from Iwo Jima, joining
VII Fighter Command P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers in sweep
over South Honshu. Rolling stock and airfields are attacked
in Okazaki, Itami, and Nagoya areas.
Twentieth Air Force. 627 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's, on night of 1-2
August 1945, carry out fire-bomb raids on Japanese cities
of Hachioji, Toyama, Nagaoka, and Mito; 120 others bomb Kawasaki
petroleum facilities; and 37 drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait,
in Nakaumi Lagoon, at Hamada, Sakai, Yonago, Najin, and Seishin.
The total of 784 B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's (of 836
dispatched) bombing targets is the largest Twentieth Air Force
single day effort of World War II.
VII Fighter Command. 30 Iwo Jima based United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers hit airfields
and other targets in Osaka Nagoya area. Bad weather prevents
numerous other fighters from reaching targets.
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