SATURDAY, 21 APRIL 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, five B-25s bomb Loyang; a single
B-24 hits targets of opportunity in Bakli Bay; 30 P-51s and
P-47s attack railroad and road targets, barracks area, buildings, and bridges
at or near Paoching, Chihsien, Taiku, Hsihhsiassuchi, Shaho, Linfen, Luan, Yutze,
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): Bad weather over Central Burma causes canceling
or aborting of all combat missions however, transports complete 464 sorties,
landing or dropping 682 tons of supplies to forward areas. The 81st Bombardment
Squadron (Medium), 12th Bombardment Group (Medium), based at Fenny with
B-25s, sends a detachment to operate from Meiktila.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Eighteen Guam based B-24s bomb Marcus.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Missions 82 to 90: The XXI Bomber Command continues
to hit airfields in Japan; 217 B-29s blast airfields at Oita, 2 at Kanoya, Usa,
Kokubu, Kushira, Tachiarai, Izumi, and Nittagahara; 21 other B-29s hit targets
of opportunity including Kagoshima.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: FEAF continues large scale
support of ground forces on Luzon, Cebu, Negros, and Jolo. On Borneo,
B-24s bomb Miri, Kudat, Manggar, and Sepinggang Airfields and P-38s hit Tarakan and Sandakan, Miri Airfield, oil storage near Lutong, and, with B-24s,
attack targets of opportunity along the SW Celebes coast. The
39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, moves from Lingayen Airfield to Clark Field with P-47s. Lost is F-7B "Cherokee Strip" 44-40198.