February 22, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
THURSDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Nineteen fighter-bombers hit villages, tanks, and trucks from Hsiangcheng to Hsuchang, attack railroad traffic around Sinsiang and Linfen, hit river craft, trucks, and troops in the Chiuchiang area, and claim 1 freighter sunk on the Yangtze River between Hankow and Nanking; a single B-25 attacks convoys in the Siang-Chiang Valley near Hengyang.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 29 P-47s support ground forces in the Namhsan area; 11 closely support forces in the Mongmit sector; about 100 fighter-bombers attack troop concentrations, gun positions, supply points, trucks, and animal transport in the battle areas and behind enemy lines. Transports complete 600+ sorties to forward areas throughout the day.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Three B-24s on armed reconnaissance from Guam bomb Marcus Airfield. During the night of 22/23 Feb, six B-24s
fly individual harassment strikes against Susaki Airfield and the town of Okimura.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Luzon, 100 B-24s
hit troop concentrations northwest of Fort Stotsenburg, P-47s pound Corregidor, A-20s
hit concentrations at Pugo, SW of Baguio,
B-24s bomb supply areas N and W of Baguio while
P-51s hit Angin and Marikina. B-24s bomb Tarakan Airfield and Labuan Airfield.
Units moving from New Guinea: HQ 42d Bombardment Group (Medium) Sansapor to Morotai [the group's 75th and 100th Bombardment Squadrons (Medium) remain at Sansapor but begins operating
from Morotai with
B-25s]; HQ 347th Fighter Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron and 339th Fighter Squadron from
Middelburg to San
Jose with P-38s (the 67th Fighter Squadron and 339th Fighter Squadron are operating