WEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Two B-25s attack targets of opportunity
in the Hsiang River Valley. Two P-51s hit targets of opportunity northeast of Hengyang.
A single B-24 damages a cargo vessel in the South China Sea. 11th Bombardment
Squadron (Medium), 341st Bombardment Group (Medium), based at Yangkai with
B-25s, sends a detachment to operate from Laowhangpin.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 28 P-47s support forces
of the British 36 Division in the Mongmit area; 75 fighter-bombers continueu
pounding troop concentrations, supply dumps, and road traffic behind enemy
lines. 552 transport sorties are flown, landing men and supplies at forward
bases and dropping supplies to frontline troops.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eight B-24s from Guam bomb Susaki Airfield. Twenty-three B-24s from Angaur Airfield bomb Sasa
During the night of 28 February to 1 March, six B-24s from Guam flying separate harassment strikes, bomb Susaki Airfield again. The ground
echelon of the 548th Night Fighter Squadron, VII Fighter Command arrives on Iwo
Jima from Hawaii (air echelon
is operating from Saipan with
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s strike Sandakan Airfield and Labuan Airfield and B-25s fly a napalm raid against Sanga Sanga Airfield. 22nd BG B-24s bomb Caldera Point and B-25s hit San
The 70th Troop Carrier Squadron, 433d Troop Carrier Group, moves from Hollandia to Dulag with
C-46s and C-47s. The 431st Fighter Squadron and 433d Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group move from Dulag to Clark Field with P-38s (they are operating from San Jose). The 530th Bombardment Squadron
moves from Darwin to San Jose with B-24s. Lost is B-24J 42-109981 (MIA).