Orbit missions were continuing around the clock at Flight "D". These orbit missions cover any incidents arising.
Incidents this date were a B-26 running low on fuel with a possible ditching in the offing. This aircraft landed safely, however, the next incident involved a B-26 reported to have ditched at (36° 30' N 126° 00' E).
Another C-54 shot up on return from Korea, was escorted one hundred seventy-five (175) miles to Fukuoka safely.
The last incident had two (2) B-26s overdue. Last known position was at (37° 10' N 126° 30' E), on a heading of 290° and disappeared in the weather. Total SB-17 time for this date was twenty-three hours and fifteen minutes (23:15).