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March 15, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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THURSDAY, 15 MARCH 1945

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A single B-24 flies air coverage for a U. S. Naval task force while seven other B-24s abort due to bad weather.

CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Four B-24s claim one vessel sunk in the South China Sea. In China, four B-25s hit the area east of Pingsiang; four P-51s hit locomotives between Sinsiang and Shihkiachwang and four attack motor transport in the Paotou area.

INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 30 P-47s support elements of the Chinese 50th Division in the Namhsan area; 32 P-38s sweep roads S of the bomb line. Transports fly 625 sorties to forward areas.

AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eight B-24s from Guam bomb Susaki Airfield; three more B-24s on snooper strikes, hit Susaki Airfield during the night of 15/16 March.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In support of US ground forces on Luzon, B-24s, A-20s, and P-38s hit a HQ area at Baguio; P-47s hit Minuli bridge and enemy concentrations in the Balete Pass and west of Fort Stotsenburg; and A-20s and P-47s hit gun positions and occupied areas around Batangas. B-24s and B-25s hit personnel N of Saragani Bay and troops and gun positions in the Zamboanga area. B-24s bomb Lahug. P-47s dive-bomb Takao power installations. HQ 22d Bombardment Group and the 19th Bombardment Squadron move from Guiuan Airfield to Clark Field with B-24s; the 100th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 42d Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Sansapor to Puerto Princesa with B-25s; the 403d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Tacloban to Clark Field with B-24s.



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