MONDAY, 30 JULY 1945
Eleventh Air Force: Eight B-24s on way to the Kurile Islands
are soon recalled because of weather disturbances.
Twentieth Air Force: Iwo Jima based P-51s attack airfields, railroads, and other
tactical targets throughout the Kobe-Osaka area.
Seventh Air Force: Crashed is B-24D "Evelyn" 42-63765 (KIA) near Oahu.
Fourteenth Air Force: 2 B-25s bomb supply convoys moving through the Siang Chiang
Valley of China. 40+ P-51s, P-38s, and P-61s hit various targets in S and E
China, and in French Indochina, chiefly river transport, but also troop concentrations,
railroad traffic, and many targets of opportunity; target areas include Nanyang,
Suchow, Hankow, Sinyang, Anking, Anyang, Lohochai, Kukong, Takhing, Koyiu, Samshui,
Pingsiang, Kian, Yungcheng, Yingtak, and Wuchou, China.
JAPAN: The Japanese reject the Potsdam ultimatum. Nevertheless General of the
Army George C Marshall, Chief of Staff, US Army, directs General of the Army
Douglas MacArthur, Commanding General US Army Forces in the Pacific, Lieutenant
General Albert C Wedemeyer, Commanding General, US Forces in the China Theater,
and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief Pacific, to proceed with
plans for a surrender.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In Japan, 60+ B-25s and A-26s bomb
Omura Airfield and 4 of the planes hit airfield at Izumi; P-47s support the
strike and also hit numerous nearby targets of opportunity; B-25s, failing to
find targets on a shipping sweep over Korean waters, bomb shipping, a railroad,
and a warehouse in the Sendai area and covering P-51s also hit nearby targets
of opportunity; 80+ P-47s bomb Sendai, leaving much of the town in flames; P-51s
on photo reconnaissance of south Kyushu destroy trains and small craft; and nearly
80 P-47s attack the Miyazaki, Karasehara, and Tomitaka areas, firing warehouses
and damaging barracks, hangars, towers, and other buildings, and blast buildings
and construction on and near Shibushi Airfield. B-24s bomb Kota Waringin Airfield
in Borneo. On Luzon, B-25s and P-38s support ground forces E of Ilagan, near Kiangan, and E of Manila in the Infanta sector. HQ 91st Reconnaissance Wing
moves from Clark
Field to Okinawa.
USN: Sunk at 12:14am is USS Indianapolis CA-35 by torpedoes fired by Japanese submarine I-58 in the North Philippine Sea.
IJN: Sunk by U. S. Navy carrier aircraft was CH-26.