January 28, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 28 JANUARY 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 23 P-40s and P-51s attack railway
and river traffic at Wuhu, Sinyang, and Linfen, in the Sinsiang-Hantan area,
between Loyang and Sinyang, and along the Pinghan (Hankow-Peking) railroad.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 40 fighter-bombers support
ground forces SE of Banwe, E of Molo, S of Molo Ywama, and near Namhkam; 80
fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supply areas, and enemy movement and
active areas at or near Namsangsok, Namlan, Pangmakmo, Wengnan, Kutkai, and
Mu-lwat. Again 500+ sorties are flown to forward areas by transports. The first
convoy from Ledo across the Ledo Road crosses the Chinese border heading for Kunming.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 10 B-24s from Guam and 10 from Saipan bomb airfields
on Iwo Jima; 10 more follow during the night of 28/29 Jan with single-bomber
harassment raids on the airfields. Two B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb Arakabesan.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s, B-25s, A-20s
and fighter-bombers concentrate attacks on Luzon: the heaviest tonnage (from
B-24s) hitting Corregidor, Cavite and targets between Manila and Subic Bay, including Laoag
Airfield, are also hit; A-20s concentrate on
targets in the Aparri-Gattaran area while fighter-bombers and A-20s hit airfields
in the Cagayan Valley and troops, trucks, and roads in the San Felipe and
Talavera areas. HQ 91st Photographic Wing (Reconnaissance) smoves
from Leyte to Mindoro.