Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces
AIRCRAFT MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT: B-24, Consolidated Liberator F-5, Lockheed Lightning
NOTE: A number in parenthesis after a target name indicates the number of bombers attacking.
SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 1945
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS
(Fourteenth Air Force): The flights of the 35th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF, at Chihkiang and Nanning, China with F-5s, return to base at Chanyi.
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS
(VIII Fighter Command): HQ 65th Fighter Wing moves from Saffron Walden to Elveden Hall, England.
( Far East Air Force): The 371st and 372d Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy), move from Morotai Island to Clark Field, Luzon with B-24s.
SUNDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 1945
Hostilities with Japan end officially with the signing of the instrument of surrender aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay.
This chronology is dedicated to all the men and women who served in the US Army Air Forces in World War II and especially the 40,061 USAAF airmen who died in combat in Overseas Theaters.