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28th March 1945

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Eighth Air Force. Almost 900 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack tank factory and armament plant in Berlin, tank plant, marshalling yard, and city area at Hannover, and numerous other targets including Stendal and Minden. 8 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers groups fly support.

Ninth Air Force. 215 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers and light bombers hit Neuenheerse and Erbach oil storage depots and 11 targets. Fighters escort 9th Bomber Division, fly armed reconnaissance and area cover over wide expanse of German territory, and support United States XII Corps in breakout attacks across the Main River in Dornigheim area and 2d and 8th Armoured Divisions in Dorsten area.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather grounds medium bombers and light bombers. Fighters and fighter-bombers are limited to weather reconnaissance and some armed reconnaissance in Milan area where they harass comm.

Fifteenth Air Force. Unfavourable weather restricts operations to reconnaissance flights by 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters.

Tenth Air Force. 30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighter-bombers operating over and behind battle lines in Central Burma attack troop concentrations, supply areas, elephant transport, and general targets at or near Wan Hong, Ho-na, Kyu-sawk, Nawnghkio, and Na-ti. 642 air supply sorties are flown to advanced bases and over frontlines, where supplies are dropped, throughout the day.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Haiphong and Hanoi docks and Bakli Bay barracks. 9 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 8 P-40 fighters hit river craft and other targets from Yanglowtung to Sienning. 9 other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit junks, storage, and targets in Lushan area and 7 bomb Chingmen. 14 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, operating in groups of 1 to 4 aircraft, hit river craft and scattered targets at several other points in South and East China. 120 fighter-bombers over Indochina and South and East China continue to pound numerous targets, mainly river, road, and rail traffic and troop concentrations. River craft and airfields in areas around Kai Tek, Canton, Hankow, and Wuchang are severely hit.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and fighter-bombers hit Balete Pass tracts and ridges, installations at Santa Fe, and ground support targets North of Laguna de Bay and in Cavite and Batangas Provinces. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and A-20 Havoc light bombers attack troop concentrations at Baguio and Ilagan. Far East Air Force (FEAF) bombers hit Cebu City area and pound airfields on Negros. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Likanan airfield. Other B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Takao and Tainan while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit shore targets along Indochina coast.

Twentieth Air Force. During 28-29 March 1945, 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's mine mouth of the Hwangpoo River and South channel of the Yangtze River at Shanghai. About 50 other very heavy bombers fly missions mining waters at Saigon, Camranh Bay, and in Singapore area.

Seventh Air Force. 15 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers from Iwo Jima hit Chichi Jima airfields and defences. 10 Guam based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Truk and, flying separate snooper strikes, 5 hit Susaki airfield during 28-29 March 1945.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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