WW2 Air Raids over Hong Kong & South China

Date(s) of events described: 
Wed, 28 Jul 1943

DATE OF AIR RAID: July 28, 1943

OBJECTIVE: Bomb HK & Whampoa dockyard

TIME OVER TARGET: ~7:15 a.m.

AMERICAN UNITS AND AIRCRAFT: Six B-25s from the 11th Bomb Squadron (341st Medium Bomb Group) escorted by nine P-40K and P-40Ms from the 74th FS (23rd Fighter Group).  All aircraft belong to the 14th Air Force.

ORDNANCE EXPENDED: 36 250-kilogram demolition bombs

RESULTS: B-25s bomb HK & Whampoa dockyard with undetermined results

AMERICAN AIRCRAFT LOSSES: None

JAPANESE UNITS AND AIRCRAFT: None

JAPANESE 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