WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Six B-24s bomb Haiphong and Hanoi docks
and the Bakli Bay barracks. In China, 9 B-25s
and 8 P-40s hit rivercraft and other targets from Yanglowtung to Sienning;
9 other B-25s hit junks, storage, and targets of opportunity in the Lushan
area and 7 bomb Chingmen; 14 B-25s, operating in groups of 1 to 4 aircraft,
hit rivercraft and scattered targets of opportunity at several other points
in S and E China; 120+ fighter-bombers over French Indochina and S and E China
continue to pound numerous targets of opportunity, mainly river, road, and
rail traffic and troop concentrations; rivercraft and airfields including Kai Tek Airfield plus Canton, Hankow Airfield, and Wuchang Airfield are
hit. In China, the 11th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 341st Bombardment Group
(Medium), based at Yangkai sends a detachment to operate from Chihkiang with
B-25s; the 19th Liaison Squadron, 69th Composite Wing, moves from Kunming to Chengkung with L-1s and L-5s.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): 3 mining missions are flown during the night
of 28/29 Mar without loss:
Mission 46: 10 B-29s mine the mouth of the Hwangpoo River and the southern channel
of the Yangtze River at Shanghai.
Mission 47: 17 of 18 B-29s mine the
waters off Saigon and Camranh Bay.
Mission 48: 32 of 33 B-29s mine the Singapore area.
THEATER (Tenth Air Force): 30+ fighter-bombers operating over and behind
the battlelines in C Burma attack troop concentrations, supply areas, elephant
transport, and general targets of opportunity at or near Wan Hong, Ho-na, Kyu-sawk,
Nawnghkio, and Na-ti; 642 air supply sorties are flown to advanced bases and over the frontlines, where supplies are dropped, throughout
Seventh Air Force: Ten B-24s from Guam bomb Truk. Flying separate snooper strikes, five hit Susaki Airfield during the night of 28/29 March. VII Fighter Command: Fifteen P-51s
from Iwo Jima hit airfields and defenses on Chichi Jima.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: B-24s
and fighter-bombers hit Balete
Pass tracks and ridges, installations at Santa
Fe, and ground support targets
N of Laguna de Bay and in Cavite and Batangas Provinces and B-25s and A-20s
attack troop concentrations at Baguio and
Ilagan. Bombers hit the Cebu City area and pound airfields on Negros. B-24s bomb Likanan Airfield.
Other B-24s hit Takao and Tainan while B-25s hit shore targets along
the French Indochina coast. The 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier
Group, moves from Leyte to Clark
Field with C-47s.
U. S. Army: Americal Division occupied Cebu City and advanced to Lahug Airfield and encounter the first signifigant Japanese
resistance including machine gun and mortar fire from two strongly defended hills to the west: Hill 30 and Go Chan Hill