The Soviet Army almost destroys the Wehrmacht 4. Armee in
the Heiligenbeil Pocket in East Prussia.
Ninth Air Force. All combat operations cancelled because of
weather except for 2 fighters of IX Tactical Air Command which
patrol United States Third Army front.
Twelfth Air Force. Clear weather during 28
March 1945, permits United States Army Air Force (USAAF) light
bombers to hit rail loading points, trains, vehicles, roads,
and bridges at many places in Po Valley as well as river crossings
at Borgoforte, Lodi, San Benedetto Po, Ostiglia, and Casalmaggiore,
factory at Brescia, and motor transport movement in Milan,
Piacenza area. Bad morning weather cancels medium bombers
operations except for a pamphlet mission over Bologna. When
weather clears about noon, XXII Tactical Air Command fighter-bombers
hit dumps at La Spezia and other points near battle area,
Lavis viaduct, railroad bridges or approaches at Ora, Santa
Margherita d' Adige, Nervesa della Battaglia, Rovereto, Ala,
and other locations, and many vehicles and train cars and
other targets throughout Po Valley and Northeast Italy.
Fifteenth Air Force. Continued bad weather limits operations
to reconnaissance and reconnaissance escort missions by 23
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters.
Tenth Air Force. Bad weather curtails operations in Central
Burma. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit troop concentrations
and 8 others attack unsuccessfully 2 bridges immediately behind
enemy lines. Transports complete 560 sorties to forward areas.
Fourteenth Air Force. 18 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, escorted by 12 P-40 fighters,
bomb railroad yards at Yoyang. 11 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
attack shipping in South China Sea, at Bakli Bay, at Samah
Bay, and at Haiphong, heavily damaging a destroyer and a merchant
vessel. 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers claim 6 small steamers
sunk and several vessels damaged in Liuchow area while 2 others
hit town area and railroad targets in Dong Giao area. Single
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit targets at or near Loyang,
Loning, Neihsiang, Yiyang, and Hsuchang. 90 fighter-bombers
over South and East China and over Indochina attack troops,
supplies, transport, and command targets at several places,
concentrating strikes around Hengyang, Chuchou, Isuho, Nanking,
and Namyung, and among many targets hit airfields at Amoy
and Kai Tek.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
attack Toshien, Byoritsu, and Eiko. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Camalaniugan, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and P-51 Mustang
fighter-bombers hit Legaspi and surrounding area, and A-20
Havoc light bombers and numerous fighters hit various targets
in South West Luzon. Cebu is bombed by B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers in support of ground forces while A-20 Havoc light
bombers support troops landing on Negros. B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Oelin airfield.
Twentieth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's fly last mission under XX
Bomber Command, attacking oil storage facilities on Bukum
Island during 29-30
March 1945. 2 other very heavy bombers bomb individual targets
on Malay Peninsula.
Seventh Air Force. 31 Iwo based United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) P-40 fighters bomb and strafe Haha Jima. 9 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers from Guam bomb Dublon.
Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kataoka naval base. 8 B-25
Mitchell medium bombers weather-abort a mission to Tomari
Cape. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies radar ferret mission
along Paramushiru coast.
Sank on 29 March 1945
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