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April 21, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


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, and Shanhsien.

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, two runways 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 Airfield 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.

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