Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces

September 1945

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

CHINA

(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.

WESTERN PACIFIC

( 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

FINI!

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.