TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 1945
Eleventh Air Force: Five B-24s bomb Kataoka Airfield on Shimushu; AA fire damages two B-24s.
Twentieth Air Force: 154 B-29s fly a bombing mission during the day and 30
B-29s fly a mining mission during the night of 7/8 Aug; 1 B-29 is lost. Mission
317: 124 B-29s, escorted by VII Fighter Command fighters, bomb Toyakawa Naval Arsenal. 1 B-29 is lost. After escorting the B-29s on their bombing mission,
P-51s attack railroad targets and shipping in and near Magarimatsu, Chofu, Atsugi, and Sagami.
Mission 318: During the night of 7/8 Aug, 29 B-29s, escorted by FEAF P-47s,
drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait, at Miyazu, Maizuru, Tsuruga, Obama and at Najin; 1 other mines an alternate target.
Fourteenth Air Force: Unit moves in China: HQ Fourteenth AF from Kunming to
Paishiyi; 16th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, based at Chengkung with
P-51s, sends a detachment to operate at Pakhoi.
WESTERN PACIFIC: In Japan, P-47s cover the Twentieth AF B-29 strike
Kyushu targets; B-24s and A-26s over Kyushu pound Tsuiki Airfield and other
B-24s start fires at Omura; B-25s hit bridges
and other targets at Matsubase, lost is B-25J 44-31300 (POW) also Kawajiri and bomb a convoy off Pusan; other B-25s hit Chiran Airfield and Izumi Airfields. fighter-bombers attack
and considerably damage communications and transportation facilities throughout
Kyushu. B-24s bomb Takao Airfield. On Luzon, B-25s and P-38s support
ground forces near Ambuclao, Kiangan, Batangan, Aparri,
Mankayan, Bontoc, and Tabayoc and the Palugloko Mountains. In the Netherlands
East Indies, B-24s bomb an area east of Bandjermasin, and P-51s hit
the harbor at Soerabaja. The 8th and 13th Bombardment Squadrons,
3d Bombardment Group, move from San Jose, Mindoro to Okinawa with
IJN: J9Y Kikka Prototype 1 made a sucessful twenty minute test flight. Japan's first jet power aircraft designed and built by Nakajima powered by Ishikawajima Ne-20 turbo jet engines.