SATURDAY, 4 AUGUST 1945
Tenth Air Force: The 127th, 155th and 156th Liaison Squadrons (Commando),
US Army Forces, Pacific, begin a movement from Kalaikunda, India to Okinawa.
Fourteenth Air Force: In China, bad weather hampers operations however, 4
B-25s damage the Sincheng railroad bridge, 4 B-25s and 2 P-51s bomb Pailochi
Airfield and hit trucks in the area, and 7 P-51s damage 12 locomotives between
Taiyuan and Tsinan, destroy or damage several trucks near Shihkiachwang, and
bomb a bridge near Chihsien. The detachment of the 490th Bombardment Squadron, 341st Bombardment Group, operating from Hsian with
B-25s, returns to base at Hanchung.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: B-25s over Kyushu hit
an industrial area near Takanabe, bombing warehouses, factories, a railroad
bridge, and marshalling yard. B-25s and P-38s support ground forces on Luzon,
hitting Japanese forces near Santa Ines, in the Butitio area, and near Mount
Obudan. B-24s support the ground action south of Fabrica. B-24s
bomb Miti Airfield. P-38s on a sweep over Singapore claim two Japanese planes downed. The 20th Reconnaissance Squadron (Long Range,
Photographic-RCM), 6th Reconnaissance Group, moves from Clark
to Okinawa with F-7s; the ground echelon of the 36th Photographic Reconnaissance
Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance Group, arrives on Okinawa from Clark
echelon at Clark
Field until Sep 45).