May 27, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 27 MAY 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 15 B-25s bomb a textile mill
at Chenghsien, attack trains, railroad track and a bridge in the Lohochai area,
and bomb railroad yards at Sinyang; 80+ fighter-bombers attack town areas, trucks,
railroad targets, bridges, and general targets of opportunity at scattered S
and E China locations.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): The 319th Troop Carrier Squadron (Commando),
1st Air Commando Group, moves from Asansol, India to Warazup, Burma with C-47s.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 185: During the night of 27/28 May, 9
B-29s drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait and in the Moji area; 1 B-29 is lost.
Sixteen Saipan based P-47s sweep Truk, strafing the airfield, aircraft,
and radio tower and facilities on Moen, buildings at the Dublon Seaplane Base and on Udot Island, and small craft off Dublon and Fanamu Island.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-24s pound the railroad
yards and rolling stock at Muong Man and Phan Rang, French Indochina. On Formosa,
B-25s and fighter-bombers attack targets at Koshun, Shinei, Tairin, Ensui, Kohyo,
and Kobi and attack numerous targets of opportunity at many other locations. Lost is B-25J 43-28152 (POW, KIA). B-24s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers hit Cagayan Valley targets
while other fighter-bombers support ground forces in the Balete
and Ipo Dam sectors. In Borneo, B-24s, B-25s and fighter-bombers attack Tawau, Kudat, Langkon, and Sandakan, and hit targets on Tarakan.
USN: PB4Y-2 Privateers from Patrol Bombing Squadron 109 (VPB-109) release a Bat bomb that damages Aguni off Korea.
USMC: Lost is FG Corsair 87828 (MIA).