OBJECTIVE: Single-aircraft night raid to harass Canton airfields and prevent JAAF from flying night bombing missions
RESULTS: Bombs are dropped on Tien Ho, White Cloud, and White Cloud satellite fields, but damage is unknown.
TIME OVER TARGET: ~7:53 to 9:15 p.m.
AMERICAN UNITS AND AIRCRAFT: One B-25J from 11th Bomb Squadron (341st Medium Bomb Group)
AMERICAN PILOTS AND AIRCREW: 1st Lt. Denning M. Perdew; 2nd Lt. Raymond S. Horey; 1st Lt. Thomas B. Cox; 2nd Lt. Elmo B. Hessler; Staff Sgt. Paul A. LeFrancois; Staff Sgt. Steven Simon; Sgt. William C. Whaley
ORDNANCE EXPENDED: 12 x 100-pound bombs; 4 x packages of JM-3 propaganda leaflets
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).