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Japanese missions against Hengyang and Hengyang Airfield
July 2, 1942 - August 21, 1943

July 2-3, 1942
(JAAF) After B-25s attempt to bomb Hankow, Japanese retaliate during the night by attacking Hengyang Airfield, but fail to hit their target.

July 3-4, 1942
(JAAF) Japanese retaliate during the night by attacking Hengyang Airfield, but fail to hit their target.

July 16, 1942
(CATF) B-25s from Kweilin land at Hengyang after a mission to refuel, but are attacked by Japanese aircraft and have to take off immediately. Amidst the confusion a P-40 pilot mistakes a B-25 for a Japanese aircraft and shoots it down, the first bomber lost since the CATF began operations in China; the crew is saved.

July 30-31, 1942
(JAAF) The Japanese send about 120 aircraft against at Hengyang from which CATF is harassing the Yangtze Valley; the attacks last about 36 hours; fierce opposition by P-40s prevents major damage to the base; 17 Japanese aircraft are shot down, 4 of them at night; 3 P-40s are lost.

June 10, 1943
(JAAF) Ten P-40's intercept about 25 airplanes over Hengyang; 1 enemy bomber is shot down.

July 29, 1943
(JAAF) Four P-40's attack a Japanese force of 23 bombers and 30 fighters attacking Hengyang; 1 Japanese fighter is downed.

July 30, 1943
(JAAF) Fiftteen P-40's over the Hengyang area make contact with 39 Japanese fighters and 24 bombers. In the ensuing battle, 3 bombers and 2 fighters are downed; 2 P-40's are lost.

August 21, 1943
(JAAF) In the Hengyang area, 19 P-40's battle 33 airplanes, shooting down 5 Zekes.

December 10, 1943
(JAAF) Japanese aircraft bomb Hengyang Airfield. Eight P-40's intercept 1 wave of airplanes over the field, shooting down 3 of them; 2 P-40's are lost in the combat.

December 12, 1943
(JAAF) Forty-one Japanese bombers and fighters bomb the west side of Hengyang Airfield, causing considerable damage; 31 P-40's and 6 P-38's intercept the enemy force, claiming 20 airplanes shot down; 2 P-40's are lost.

December 19, 1943
(JAAF) Roughly 35 Japanese bombers and fighters attack Hengyang Airfield; 26 P-40's are sent up against the attacking force and shoot down 9; 2 P-40's are lost.

March 14, 1944
(JAAF) Japanese bombers hit Hengyang Airfield and Suichwan Airfield; surprise prevents effective interception by AAF fighters.

May 1, 1944
(JAAF) Fifteen enemy aircraft bomb Ankang Airfield and Hengyang Airfield

May 30, 1944
(JAAF) Japanese air strikes on Hengyang Airfield and Liangshan Airfield destroy four AAF aircraft, damage several others, and blow up a fuel dump.

American missions against Hengyang and Hengyang Airfield
October 16, 1944

October 16, 1944
(20th AF) B-29s bomb alternate or chance targets including Hengyang

June 23, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers bomb a runway at Hengyang

June 24, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-38s attack cavalry forces in the Hengyang area

June 27, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit troop concentrations, supplies, and river and road traffic between Changsha and Hengyang.

June 28, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers attack the Hengyang area

June 29, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit the Hengyang area

June 30, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit Hengyang Airfield

July 1, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit Hengyang Airfield

July 3, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s drop ammunition to Chinese ground forces at Hengyang.

July 4, 1944
(14th AF) 38 B-25s and 74 fighter-bombers hit Hengyang Airfield

July 5, 1944
(14th AF) Fighter-bombers and B-25s attack Hengyang Airfield

July 10, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and 6 B-25s hit targets north of Hengyang

July 11, 1944
(14th AF) Twenty-two P-40s attack the town of Hengyang. Other P-40 also targets of opportunity including Hengyang.

July 12, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s hit river shipping at Hengyang

July 13, 1944
(14th AF) 45 P-40s attack trucks, compounds, river shipping, and troop concentrations between Hengyang

July 14, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers hit road and river traffic from Hengyang to Yuhsien, plus targets of opportunity around the towns of Hengyang

July 16, 1944
(14th AF) P-51s and P-40s attack targets of opportunity south of Hengyang

July 18, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s strafe shipping between Chaling and Hengyang, bomb the town of Hengyang, and hit the airfield and several AA positions in the area.

July 19, 1944
(14th AF) 80+ P-40s hit troop concentrations around Hengyang

July 20, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s attack troop compounds and gun positions north of Hengyang

July 21, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s hit pillboxes at Hengyang.

July 22, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s attack the town area, airfield, railroad yards, and shipping at Hengyang

July 23, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s attack warehouses, trucks, and troops in the Changsha-Sinshih-Fulinpu area, bomb the airfield and river craft at Siangtan, hit enemy-held areas of Hengyang, and strafe and bomb troop compounds and villages N of it

July 24, 1944
(14th AF) 46 P-40s hit Hengyang

July 25, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s attack targets NW of Hengyang

July 26, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s attack targets around Hengyang and bomb Hengyang Airfield.

July 30, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s attack targets around Hengyang

July 31, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s attack targets around Hengyang

August 1, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s hit trucks, troops, supplies, and river shipping and railroad yards in and around Hengyang

August 3, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s attack targets including Hengyang

August 6, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s hit trucks, troop compounds, and gun positions in the Hengyang area

August 7, 1944
(14th AF) 37 P-40s hit Hengyang and trucks, troops, and gun positions in the surrounding area

August 8, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s hit gun positions and targets of opportunity in the Hengyang vicinity . Also, P-51s and P-40s blast trucks, barges, and a compound between Siangtan and Hengyang.

August 9, 1944
(14th AF) Six B-25s bomb a compound and vehicle shed on the NE edge of Hengyang and targets in the Hengyang-Siangtan area.

August 11, 1944
(14th AF) 23 B-24s bomb Changsha, 16 B-25s pound Hengyang and 40+ P-51s and P-40s bomb bridges, villages, warehouses, trucks, troops, and other targets of opportunity in the Hengyang area.

August 12, 1944
(14th AF) Seven B-25s bomb the railroad yards at Hengyang

August 13, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s bomb Hengyang and targets of opportunity in the Hengyang area

August 14, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-51s hit targets of opportunity at Hengyang

August 15, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s attack targets of opportunity near Hengyang

August 17, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25 hit the road and Hengyang Airfield and Hengyang

August 19, 1944
(14th AF) 3 B-24s hit railroad tracks and runway north of Hengyang. P-40s and P-51s on armed reconnaissance attack targets including Hengyang

August 20, 1944
(14th AF) 4 B-25s and 7 P-40s damage buildings and a pontoon bridge and strafe about 30 sampans in the Hengyang area

August 21, 1944
(14th AF) 7 B-25s attack Hengyang Airfield and targets around Hengyang

August 23, 1944
(14th AF) B-25s and fighter-bombers attack villages, compounds, other targets of opportunity near Hengyang

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