Air Raids on Hong Kong in WW2
Beginning in October 1943, the US Army Air Forces and the US Navy started bombing Hong Kong and surround areas. From some of the raids photos exist, mainly taken from US planes.
The following photos will start with an excerpt from R.E. Jones Wartime diary.
Another raid at 12.45pm.
Heavy raid on HK by about 30 or 40 big bombers - & fighter escort – at 4pm. A.A. fire useless & no apparent air opposition. All clear at 5.15pm.
More information (on Gwulo) from the newspapers .
Air-raid 8.45 – 11.15am by many single engined US planes. All districts strafed, big fire Taikoo direction. All clear noon.
Planes over again 12.45pm. 2 planes collided 1 pilot parachuted OK the other went with his plane. Local spots machine gunned & bombed. Prison, Prep School. 3 Jap vessels took refuge in bay close by Camp.
C Bungalow hit, 14 killed, 4 injured. All clear 6.30pm.