70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries
- Submitted by Admin on Sun, 2014-06-08 13:20Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Mon, 14 Aug 1944
Lovely clear cool night.
Posted my card to Marj.
Dream re Peace being signed at 2.04pm on 13th of ?.
Bitter fighting & some advances made in Normandy & Brittany & in some section of Russian Front (11th) Plenty tripe re US atrocities in Burma & of forcing Chungking troops to fight at Hengyang at the point of a gun. No damage caused in our raids on Japan. Jap troops withdraw on Imphal & Mitikyina fronts. 3rd Aug.
With Steve pm.
E breeze fell & the temp. went up.
Lorry arrived with veg. 7.40pm. Most people had bare rice only for the evening meal.
Araid alarm 9.10 to 9.30pm.
Weeks average, Fish 0.68, Veg 8.67 oz.
- Submitted by Admin on Wed, 2014-07-02 21:04
- Submitted by ssuni86 on Wed, 2019-05-15 20:38Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Mon, 14 Aug 1944
OBJECTIVE: Fly nocturnal sea sweep mission to detect and sink Japanese ships in the South China Sea.
RESULTS: No enemy ships are detected during the sea sweep, so the aircraft commander, Lt. Clendenen, opts to bomb the Royal Navy dockyard. Bombs fall in vicinity of the dockyard, but damage is unknown.
TIME OVER TARGET: Unknown, but presumably after nightfall
AMERICAN UNITS AND AIRCRAFT: One B-24
AMERICAN PILOTS AND AIRCREW: Lt. Clendenen
ORDNANCE EXPENDED: 12 x 500-pound bombs
JAPANESE UNITS, AIRCRAFT, AND PILOTS: None
AIRCRAFT LOSSES: None
SOURCES: Original mission reports and other documents in the Air Force Historical Research Agency archives at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
Information compiled by Steven K. Bailey, author of Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945 (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press, 2019).Tags: