MONDAY, 23 JULY 1945
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-24s radar-bomb Kurabu Cape Airfield on Paramushiru.
Fourteenth Air Force: 8 B-25s and 4 P-51s bomb the railroad yards at Sinyang
and hit a warehouse at Ichang, China. 100+ P-51s, P-38s, and P-40s attack numerous
targets, including rail, road, and river traffic, airfields, coastal shipping,
bridges, storage facilities, and railroad yards, at many locations over S and
E China, especially in the Paoching area and, to a smaller degree, over French Indochina. The 115th Liaison Squadron, Fourteenth AF, moves from Chengkung to
Hsingchiang, China with L-1s, L-4s and L-5s.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s pound Jesselton while B-24s over other areas of the Netherlands East Indies bomb Amboina and the Tolonoeoe Islands. Fighter aircraft support ground forces
in the Kiangan area. B-25s bomb Itu Aba Island, China. B-24s hit Miho
and Saeki, Japan. Single B-24s on armed reconnaissance hit several targets including
Tinghai Airfield, China, Kure Harbor, and Tanega Island, Ryukyu Islands.
RAAF: Lost is Hudson A16-47 (MIA).
RNZAF: Crashed on take off is F4U NZ5262 (WIA).