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2nd May 1945

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. Approximately 400 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers drop food supplies in populated areas in the Netherlands, mostly at Schiphol and Alkmaar airfields, Vogelenzang, Hilversum, and Utrecht.

Ninth Air Force. Weather cancels United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 9th Bomber Division operations. Fighters fly Air Force cover, defensive freelance patrols, sweep over Dessau area, and patrol Straubing Ingolstadt area and United States Third Army front in Austria and Czechoslovakia. Soviet forces are in complete command of Berlin.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather continues. Medium bombers are grounded while XXII Tactical Air Command flies uneventful armed reconnaissance in Northeast Italy.

Fifteenth Air Force. Bad weather limits operations to 1 weather reconnaissance mission.

Fourteenth Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers mine areas of Yangtze River. 20 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and about 130 fighter-bombers attack command targets and supply lines and hit a large variety of targets throughout South and East China as the air campaign accelerates with aim of disrupting imminent withdrawal of Japanese and abandonment of their Greater East Asia Corridor.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers pound troops near Ipo Dam while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, A-20 Havoc light bombers, and fighters hit Cagayan Valley targets. Far East Air Force (FEAF) strikes in support of ground forces continue on Luzon and on Cebu Island. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers continue support for Australian troops on Tarakan Island and, in conjunction with Navy aeroplanes, bomb Kudat airfield.

Seventh Air Force. 12 Iwo based United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers strike radio station on Chichi Jima. 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Guam pound Param airfield while 21, flying in 2 forces, hit airfields and gun positions on Marcus. During 2-3 May 1945, 9 more heavy bombers make individual harassment bombings on Param, Moen, and Tol Island.

M293 Minesweeper
Sunk 2 May 1945

M387 Minesweeper
Scuttled 2 May 1945

R 8 R-boatR8 R-boat
Sunk 2 May 1945

R10 R-boat
Sunk 2 May 1945

R 16 R-boatR16 R-boat
Sunk 2 May 1945

R187 R-boat
Is stranded in Tagliamento estuary.

Go To: 3rd May


R8 R-boat

R16 R-boat

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