SATURDAY, 14 APRIL 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 24 B-24s, supported by 12
P-51s, bomb Loyang and knock out a bridge over the Yellow River; 30+ B-25s and
130+ fighter-bombers attack bridges (knocking out at least 6), river, road,
and rail traffic, troops, storage areas, town areas, and general targets of
opportunity over the vast expanse of S and E China; the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance
Squadron, Fourteenth AF (attached to 23d Fighter Group), based at Chengkung,
begins operating from Laohwangping with P-40s and P-51s.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 41 P-47s and P-38s attack
troops, supplies, and fuel dumps at Tawnghkam Nawng-hkam, Mong Kung, Loi-makhkawn,
and Nawngkaw; 8 P-38s damage bridges at Kong pau and Kyawngteng; 446 transport
flights are flown to forward areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): 24 Angaur Airfield based B-24s pound supply and
personnel areas at Tigatto in the Philippines.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): B-29 units arriving at Northwest Field, from the US: HQ 16th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) and the 16th and
17th Bombardment Squadrons (Very Heavy); HQ 501st Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) and the 21st and 485th Bombardment Squadrons (Very Heavy).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s sweep the Canton-Hong
Kong, China waterways, hitting shipping and other targets and B-24s bomb four
airfields on Formosa. B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers fly numerous strikes in support of ground
forces and against airfields, gun positions, defenses, and troop concentrations
throughout Luzon, Cebu, Negros, and Mindanao. Lost is P-51D Mustang 44-63651 (MIA).