HomeVisitMuseum ExhibitsFact SheetsDisplay

Allied Counteroffensive

(U.S. Air Force photo)

(U.S. Air Force photo)

In the spring of 1944, the Japanese began a series of successful offensives and by year's end had driven the 14th Air Force from many of its forward bases and had established a continuous line of communications from French Indo-China to North China. During the offensive, however, 14th Air Force pilots and gunners destroyed almost eight aircraft for each American plane lost in combat. In December 1944 ATC and troop carrier aircraft flew two Chinese divisions in Burma back to China where, supported by the AAF, they launched a counteroffensive in May 1945, retaking the initiative until war's end.

Click here to return to the War on the Asian Mainland Overview.

Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

Featured Links

Plan Your Visit button
E-newsletter Sign-up button
Explore Museum Exhibits button
Browse Photos button
Visit Press Room button
Become a Volunteer button
Air Force Museum Foundation button
Donate an item button