WEDNESDAY, 11 APRIL 1945
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): P-38s together with USN aircraft pick up bomb filled paper balloons over Attu and east of Adak. One balloon over Attu is shot down and portions of the gondola are recovered from Massacre Bay.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 7 B-25s bomb Hsihhsiassuchi, 5 pound the Pinglo barracks and storage area, and a few others hit the Yanglowtung railroad yards and targets of opportunity E of Paoching; 150+ fighter-bombers attack troops, river, road and rail traffic, and a variety of targets of opportunity scattered throughout S and E China and N French Indochina.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 54 fighter-bombers hit troop and supply concentrations near Mong Kung and Mong Nim, attack trucks and targets of opportunity in other areas behind the battleline, and sweep several roads S of bomb line; transports fly 424 sorties carrying men and supplies to forward areas.
USN: Kamikaze aircraft
attack the U.S. fleet off Okinawa. A kamikaze aircraft hits USS Enterprise CV-6 causing serious damage forcing the carrier to withdraw to Ulithi.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 24 B-24s from Angaur Airfield hit Cotabato supply
and personnel areas on Mindanao. 18 B-24s from Guam pound positions
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: B-24s bomb Cotabato
on Mindanao. On Negros Island, B-24s hit Japanese defenses NW of Guadalupe
A-20s hit a bivouac E of Negritos. On Luzon Island B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and
fighter-bombers bomb numerous targets including Fuga Island, the Cagayan Valley
Fe, bridges and other communications in Iligan, Naguilian, Manga,
and troops and supply concentration N of Imugan; troop support strikes are
flown in the Solvec Cove area and E of Manila; Baguio and
a troop concentration in the Batangas area and on the Bicol peninsula are
bombed; at Iriga, defenses are hit with napalm.
On Formosa, B-24s bomb Okayama while B-25s hit several targets including the
Ts'eng Wen sugar refinery, Seiko, Sunbon-sha, and Shasekiryo. P-38s attack
positions at Tarakan.
RNZAF: Lost is F4U Corsair NZ5473 (MIA).
Australian Army: Eight "Z" Special Unit (Z Force) commandos land on Muschu Island. Seven were killed and only Sapper Edgar T. "Mick" Dennis escaped by swimming away and crossing enemy lines back into friendly territory ten days later.