May 30, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY 1945
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): Seven B-25s pound railroad yards at Sinsiang
and knock out a bridge at Sincheng; 28 fighter-bombers attack bridges, enemy
positions, trucks, railroad targets, barracks, and general targets of opportunity
around Anyang, Liuchow, Chingmen, Chungmow, Linfen, Huluehchen, Kweilin, Hsinganhsien,
Leiyang, and Yenkoupu.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): The 90th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter
Group, moves from Moran to Dudhkundi, India with P-47s.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Ten B-24s from Guam hit Marcus
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Fourteen P-47s strafe barges at Truk; 28 P-47s
from Ie Shima hit shipping and a lighthouse at Amami-O-Shima, and
Okino Erabu, Ryukus Islands. The 320th Troop Carrier Squadron and 393d Bombardment
Squadron (Very Heavy), 509th Composite Group, arrive at North Field from the US with C-47s, C-54s and B-29s respectively.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: On Formosa, 100+ B-24s
pound Takao while fighters sweep the coastal areas and B-25s concentrate on
the Shinei area. A-20s hit Cagayan Valley targets. B-24s and
fighters hit several targets in Borneo, concentrating on Tawau personnel and
supply area and the Ranau Airfield.
USMC - PBJ Mitcells bomb enemy installations at the Kibawe Trail near Davao. Lost is PBJ Mitchell 35243 (MIA) and PBJ Mitchell 35164 (MIA).