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10th July 1945

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Events On This Day

Fourteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb town of Dong Anh, railroad shops at Phu Lang Thuong, and truck convoys moving through Siang Chiang Valley. 22 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters bomb warehouses at Wuchang, hit railroad targets near Yoyang, strafe 3 railroad stations North of Chuanhsien, bomb buildings North of Kanchou, knock out bridge approach South of Chuting, damage bridge near Hengyang, and hit targets at Weichow Island, Laohokow, and Tourane.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters and P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers support ground action in North Cagayan Valley and hit enemy pockets East of Manila. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tainan airfield, destroying several planes, and bomb warehouses at Takao. Bad weather again prevents fighters sweep over Kyushu. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit town of Muarakaman and airfield at Tabanio while P-38 Lightning fighters strafe numerous targets in Southeast Borneo. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Donggala warehouse area.

Seventh Air Force. During 10-11 July 1945, 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Okinawa bombs Karasehara airfield. 43 other Okinawa based B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Wan and Sateku airfields on Kikaiga Island. 50 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Wan airfield on Kikaiga Island and Saha-Saki on Naka-No Island, both in the Ryukyus, and Kurume.

VII Fighter Command. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters, based on Iwo Jima, fly over 100 effective strike sorties against Hashin, Nishinomiya, Sano, and Tokushima, mostly hitting airfields.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly a search down the West coasts of Paramushiru and Shimushu and then radar bomb Minami Cape. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies a radar ferret mission over North Kurils.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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