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American missions against South China Sea (West Philippine Sea)
October 28, 1943 - April 28, 1945

October 28, 1943
(14th AF) Two B-25's on a shipping sweep over the South China Sea damage two freighters near Saint John and sink a junk west of Kwangchow Wan.

November 21, 1943
(14th AF) Four other B-25's on shipping sweeps over the South China Sea damage a freighter.

December 16, 1943
(14th AF) Four B-25's on sweeps over the South China Sea damage freighter south of Nampang.

June 10, 1944
(14th AF) Three B-24s on a South China Sea sweep claim one small cargo ship sunk.

June 11, 1944
(14th AF) Three B-25s on a sea sweep in the South China Sea claim a 600' freighter sunk.

June 13, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the South China Sea claim one cargo vessel sunk.

September 9, 1944
(14th AF) Five B-24s over the South China Sea claim four freighters sunk or heavily damaged.

September 12, 1944
(14th AF) 15 P-40s hit coastal and river shipping in south China and in Indochina on the South China Sea, in Chikhom Bay.

September 19, 1944
(14th AF) 150+ P-40s and P-51s pound numerous targets of opportunity during armed reconnaissance flights from the Tungting Lake-C Yangtze River area to the South China Sea.

December 1, 1944
(14th AF) Six B-24s attack targets of opportunity in the South China Sea.

December 7, 1944
(14th AF) Two B-24s claim one cargo vessel sunk in the South China Sea

December 9, 1944
(14th AF) A B-24 claims one cargo ship sunk in the South China Sea.

December 24, 1944
(14th AF) Three B-24s claim one tanker sunk in the South China Sea.

January 16, 1945
(14th AF) 180+ P-51s, P-40s, and P-38s on armed reconnaissance over vast expanses of China south of the Yangtze River and from the Burma border to the South China Sea attack numerous targets of opportunity.

February 18, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the South China Sea claim damage on two vessels.

February 24, 1945
(14th AF) Five B-24s on individual sweeps over the South China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin claim four vessels sunk.

February 25, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea claim damaging hits on two vessels

February 27, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea.

February 28, 1945
(14th AF) A single B-24 damages a cargo vessel in the South China Sea.

March 2, 1945
(14th AF) Three B-24s on sweeps over the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea claim two vessels sunk and three damaged.

March 4, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s on a sea sweep damage a destroyer escort in the South China Sea.

March 11, 1945
(14th AF) Five B-24s over the South China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin claim one freighter sunk and another damaged.

March 13, 1945
(14th AF) Seven B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea claim a cargo vessel and a large junk destroyed.

March 14, 1945
(14th AF) Three B-24s claim one cargo vessel sunk in the South China Sea

March 15, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s claim one vessel sunk in the South China Sea

March 18, 1945
(14th AF) Six B-24s sweep the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea, claiming one freighter damaged

March 21, 1945
(14th AF) Six B-24s claim one vessel damaged in South China Sea.

March 29, 1945
(14th AF) Eleven B-24s attack shipping in the South China Sea.

April 8, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s attack shipping targets of opportunity in the South China Sea.

April 13, 1945
(14th AF) Seven B-25s hit shipping in the South China Sea.

April 23, 1945
(14th AF) Two B-24s attack targets of opportunity in the South China Sea.

April 24, 1945
(14th AF) Two B-24s bomb Hongay, French Indochina railroad yards and attack targets of opportunity in South China Sea.

April 28, 1945
(14th AF) A B-24 claims a freighter sunk in the South China Sea.

 

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