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14th May 1945

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Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers mine the Yangtze River. 15 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 6 fighter-bombers hit river shipping near Hengshan and pound bridges and other railroad targets around Chushihtien, Sinyang, Kioshan, Kuanshuishih, Hengyang, Chuchou, Changsha, Yoyang, Sintien, Hsuchang, Saiping, and Hengshan. 120 fighter-bombers over South and East China hit numerous targets at several locations concentrating on Liping and Tungkow areas.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Hozan largest military and air supply centre on Formosa. A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter-bombers support ground forces on Luzon and Negros. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Jesselton and Sepinggang airfields. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Jesselton, Kudat, and Bintula airfields and support ground forces on Tarakan Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lightly raid Makassar harbour, Sidate airfield, and Parepare warehouses and bomb Bima airfield on Soembawa.

Twentieth Air Force. 472 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's blast urban area of North Nagoya. 11 very heavy bombers are lost. About 20 enemy fighters are downed. This is the XXI Bomber Command's first 4 wing raid as very heavy bombers of the 58th Bomber Wing join bombers from the 73d, 313th, and 314th Wings in a single mission.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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