SATURDAY, 28 APRIL 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, ten B-25s bomb Paoching Airfield
and the Shaho railroad yards, knock out a bridge near Kaifeng, and damage a
bridge W of Showyang; about 80 fighter-bombers attack troops, airfields, storage
facilities, railroad targets, rivercraft, trucks, and enemy positions in south and
east China, again concentrating on the Fantung area; a B-24 claims a freighter
sunk in the South China Sea.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 8 P-38s attack a cavalry
regiment and supplies in the Namhok area; 6 others hit a bivouac area near Pawngleng;
22 P-47s are detailed to strike at troops, artillery positions, trucks, elephants,
and carts along and behind the enemy lines in C Burma; despite bad weather most
of the fighter-bombers complete their missions; transports make 441 flights
to forward areas, landing or dropping 610 tons of supplies. The 82d Bombardment
Squadron (Medium), 12th Bombardment Group (Medium), ceases operating from Meiktila and returns to base at Fenny with B-25s.
AAFPOA Seventh Air Force: Twelve B-24s from Guam hit Param during the early morning hours; Twelve more attack Param during the afternoon.
Twenty P-47s from Saipan sweep Truk, strafing small
vessels, Param Airfield and Moen Airfield.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Missions 114 to 119: 119 B-29s hit airfields
at Kushira, Kanoya, Miyakonojo, Kokubu, Miyazaki, and Izumi on Kyushu; 4 others hit targets of opportunity; they claim a total of 14 Japanese
fighters; five B-29s are lost.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA: On northern Luzon,
B-25s hit targets in the Itogon area; A-20s attack Itogon mines and start fires
among huts at Fabrica; fighter-bombers attack Balete
Pass, Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao,
Trinidad, and Cervantes. On south Luzon A-20s and fighter-bombers support ground
forces at various points including the Batangas sector and hit targets around Norzagaray, Ipo Dam, Montalban, New Bosoboso, and along the San Andres trail.
B-24s bomb Toshien, Formosa and several secondary targets. In Borneo, B-24s
hit Kuching while B-25s and P-38s hit Tarakan and targets of opportunity
along the Sarawak coast. B-24s over the Celebes bomb Masamba, Malimpoeng, and Mandai Airfields. B-25s sink about 20,000 tons of merchant shipping in Saigon Harbor. The 36th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th
Photographic Reconnaissance Group, moves from Biak to Clark
Field with F-5s.