SUNDAY, 22 APRIL 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Two B-24s bomb targets of opportunity
at Canton and in Bakli Bay; five B-25s bomb Hsuchang and hit the
area to the NW; 19 P-51s and P-47s attack trains, trucks, troops, horses, and
town areas at or near Linfen, Luan, Sincheng, Fentingtukou, Taiku, Chenghsien,
Sinsiang, and Kaifeng.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, bad weather again cancels
scheduled air strikes; 464 transport sorties fly 664 tons of supplies to forward
AAFPOA (VII Fighter Command): 99 effective sorties are flown during fighter
attack from Iwo Jima against Akenogahara Airfield and Suzuko Airfield in Japan;
they claim 10 aircraft downed and 15 destroyed on the ground.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Missions 91 to 95: Strikes against airfields
continue; 87 B-29s bomb airfields at Izumi, Kushira, Miyazaki, Tomitaka, and
Kanoya and 6 others hit targets of opportunity; 1 B-29 is lost.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Numerous missions
in support of ground forces on Luzon, Cebu, and Negros continue. In
Borneo, B-24s bomb Manggar and Jesselton airfields and P-38s hit Kuching. B-24s
hit shipping and harbor installations at Saigon.
USN: Lost is FM-2 Wildcat 74105 (MIA).