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February 28, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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 Airfield. 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 P-61s).

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 Roque Airfield. 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).



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