This was a daylight tactical support mission involving 10 planes from the 6th Bomb Group:
The next day, April 8, ten other planes of the Group attacked Kanoya East Airfield on the southern tip of Kyushu. This was the first of a series of missions for the purpose of neutralizing airfields from which the enemy was staging aerial attacks against naval units supporting ground forces on Okinawa. These airfields were the homes of the Kimikaze flyers.
[Pirate’s Log, pp. 35-38]
20th AF Mission 61