May 9, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 9 MAY 1945
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Radar discloses considerable
shipping between Paramushiru and Shimushu; thus, twelve B-24s take off
and radar-bomb through overcast; another B-24 flies a radar-ferreting sortie
over Paramushiru and Shimushu.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 14 B-24s, 14 B-25s, and 26 P-51s
blast Paoching and various nearby targets of opportunity; some of the fighter-bombers
also attack targets of opportunity west of Hengyang. Four P-51s pound boxcars, locomotives,
and other railroad targets from Tourane to Hue.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): Unit moves in India: 6th Fighter Squadron
(Commando), 1st Air Commando Group, from Hay to Asansol with P-47s; 115th Liaison
Squadron, Tenth AF, from Dinjan to Nagaghuli with L-1s and L-5s.
AAFPOA Seventh Air Force: Twenty-nine B-24s from Guam, operating in 3 forces over
a six hour period, bomb airfields, barracks, and targets of opportunity on Param and Moen. VII Fighter Command: 14 P-47s from Saipan
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s bomb two airfields
on Canton. On Luzon, A-20s and fighters fly offensive
sweeps over the Cagayan Valley and support ground forces in the Cervantes, Baguio,
Pass area and the Ipo-New Bosoboso-Infanta area. On Mindanao,
B-24s bomb the area around Dalirig and Maluko preparatory to allied landings
in the Macajalar Bay area on 10 May. P-38s over Borneo hit Brooketon, Sarawak and Tarakan.