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January 25, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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THURSDAY, 25 JANUARY 1945

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 21 P-51s hit rail targets and airfields in the Peking area, claiming 4 locomotives and 40 aircraft destroyed; 16 P-40s and P-51s attack railroad targets around Kaifeng, Shihkiachwang, Pengpu, and Chingmen; 42 locomotives are claimed destroyed.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 24 P-47s support ground forces in the Namhkam area, near Molo, and near Myitson; Twelve B-25s pound the Heho Airfield; 80+ fighter-bombers attack troops, supplies, and targets of opportunity at Hsenwi, Loi-weng, Ho hpong, Loi Nan, Ting-yet, Mong Tat, Ho-mong, Mong Long, Pangkwai, and in the Kutkai area. Transports fly 581 sorties to forward areas.

20th AF: During the night of January 25-26, 41 of 50 B-29 bombers dispatched from the 58th BW drop sea mines into the six approaches to Singapore Harbor and Penang.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 14 Saipan based B-24s bomb Iwo Jima in the afternoon; during the night of 25/26 Jan, 10 more, flying individual harassment strikes at intervals.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s hit Corregidor; B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers on sweeps, armed reconnaissance, and small-scale strikes hit vehicles, enemy positions, airfields, ammunition and supply dumps, barges,communications, and targets of opportunity in general, over wide areas of Luzon and Palawan, and in the Central Philippines. During the night of 25/26 Jan, B-24s fly a harassing raid on Takao. The 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, based at Dulag, begins operating from Tacloban with F-7s; the 387th Bombardment Squadron, 312th Bombardment Group moves from Tanauan to San Jose with A-20s. Force landed is B-25D "Hawg-Mouth" 41-30222 (survived).



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