March 15, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
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
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
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.