FRIDAY, 19 JANUARY 1945
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A B-24 flies a radar ferret mission over Shimushu and Onnekotan. Two other B-24s hit Matsuwa and Onnekotan.
CHINA THEATER (Fourteenth Air Force): 4 B-25s bomb Monguy, Burma and vicinity, 5 bomb Ishan, China, and in French Indochina, 8 hit shipping
and rail targets at Song Cau, and 4 hit shipping, railroad targets, and a bridge at Do Len. About 115 P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over
S China and N French Indochina attack a great variety of targets of opportunity covering especially in the Wanting, China area.
INDIA-BURMA THEATER (Tenth Air Force): In Burma, 9 B-25s bomb troops and stores at Na-mon and near Hsenwi; 28 fighter-bombers support ground forces
in the Si-U and Namhkam battle sectors and along the Irrawaddy River near Yenya-u, Kyaukpyu, and Myitson; 4 others bomb a causeway in the lake at Mogok; troops, supplies, and artillery are hit by 80+ fighter-bombers at Tonghsim, Konghsa, Mankang, Mong Pa, Pangkawlong, Saihkao, Man Hio, Man Mao, and other locations in N Burma. Transports complete 500+ sorties to forward areas.
AAFPOA (Seventh Air Force): Seven B-24s from Saipan bomb Chi
Chi Jima Harbor; Nine from Guam hit airfields on Iwo Jima; 7 B-24s escort photo
planes over the Bonin and Kazan and one bombs Iwo Jima; during the night, 3 B-24s
on individual snooper strikes from the Marianas bomb Iwo Jima.
HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force): Mission 20: 80 B-29s are dispatched to hit the
Kawasaki aircraft plant at Akashi, outside Tokyo; 62 hit the primary
target and 9 others bomb alternates and targets of opportunity; they claim
4-4-8 Japanese aircraft.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA [SWPA, Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: In principal missions
of the day, B-24s and B-25s bomb La Carlota Airfield and Bacolod Airfield. A-20s attack shipping at Salomague and Callaguip and B-25s, A-20s,
and fighter-bombers attack throughout Luzon, hitting airfields, vehicles, storage
areas, highways, and a variety of other targets. HQ 433d Troop Carrier Group
moves from Biak to Tanauan, Leyte. The 70th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter
Group, arrives at Lingayen Airfield from Sansapor with P-38s.