American missions against Bankok
December 26, 1942–February 7, 1945
December 26, 1942
(10th AF) B-24s bomb the railroad station, dock area, arsenal, and
power plant at Bangkok.
April 21, 1943
(10th AF) 16 B-24's are dispatched to bomb the Bangsue Arsenal and
other targets in Bangkok, but only 4 reach the target area and loose bombs
over the city.
December 19, 1943
(10th AF) 20 B-24's fly a night strike against newly expanded dock
area at Bangkok, causing considerable destruction.
December 23, 1943
(10th AF) 19 B-24's on a night raid bomb the railroad terminal at Bangkok;
heavy explosions and large fires result.
Janurary 10, 1944
(10th AF) During the night of 9/10 Jan, 7 B-24's lay mines in the Menam River
estuary near Bangkok. Also, B-24's during the day bomb marshalling yard and
airfield in the Bangkok area.
January 12, 1944
(14th AF) 14 B-24's bomb the Bangsue marshalling yard at Bangkok.
Januarary 19, 1944
(10th AF) 16 B-24's bomb the marshalling yard and Don Maung railroad
station at Bangkok.
February 5, 1944
(10th AF) 8 B-24s during the night of 5/6 Feb bomb Bangkok.
February 10, 1944
(10th AF) 9 B-24s bomb the Ban Mah arsenal at Bangkok and Don Maung
Airfield immediately to the north.
March 15, 1944
(10th AF) Eight other B-24s hit barracks near Bangkok.
June 5, 1944
(20th AF) The Twentieth Air Force flies its
first B-29 combat mission. Of 98 B-29s airborne from India, 77 bomb the primary
target the railroad shops at Bangkok. Five B-29s are lost to non-battle causes.
June 8, 1944
(10th AF) B-24s mine the Bangkok area.
November 27, 1944
(20th AF) 55 B-29s bomb the Bangsue railroad yards at Bangkok.
December 14, 1944
(20th AF) Mission 20: 48 B-29s, flying out of the Calcutta, India area, are
sent to bomb a railroad bridge at Bangkok,Thailand; 33 hit the primary and
14 others hit targets of opportunity and alternate targets; they claim 0-1-0
enemy aircraft; 4 B-29s are lost.
January 2, 1945
Mission 24: 49 B-29s, operating from the Calcutta, India area, are dispatched
to attack a railroad bridge at Bangkok; 44 hit the primary target and 2 hit
an alternate and a target of opportunity; they claim 0-1-1 Japanese aircraft.
January 28, 1945
(20th AF) One B-29 bombs a bridge at Bangkok, without loss;
the results are poor.
February 7, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 35: 64 B-29s are dispatched to hit the Rama VI bridge at
Bangkok, 58 bomb and effect the collapse of most of middle span of the bridge
(this is the 3d strike at this target) and destroy the NE approach, no B-29s